Alcohol and drugs
This inquiry focuses on the effect of high rates of alcohol consumption on Indigenous communities. Justice Reinvestment is featured in the findings of this report.
‘Prison vs residential treatment: An economic analysis for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders’, was prepared for the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee, Australian National Council on Drugs, August 2012.
New South Wales, the largest State in Australia, is also the jurisdiction with the largest Indigenous population. It also accounts for around 40% of national Hepatitis C notifications (as at 2008). This website contains a ‘review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – A report for the COAG multilateral group on needle and syringe programs’.