Drugs and Harm Reduction
Our Policies

Reforming the system to target pushers and focus on harm reduction

Labour will put harm reduction at the centre of national drugs policy.

Labour in Government appointed a dedicated Minister of State for drugs policy and commenced the development of a new national drugs strategy.

Our plan for the next five years:

  • Ensure the resources of the criminal justice system are targeted at the pushers and medical supports are focused on the victims of drug abuse
  • Put the Drugs Court on statutory footing and expand its remit across the country
  • Continue to support the concept of medically-supervised injecting centres
  • Increase funding for local and regional drugs taskforces