Drugs and Crime Committee (DCC)
Commonwealth of Australia


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Australia’s position on illegal substances is very straight. Since 1990, Australia has implemented a tough drug control strategy. Australia implemented a rather repressive drug control policy from the beginning of the 20th century. This worked well until the 1970s. Australia shifted to harm-reduction approaches as of the mid 1980s, with a strong emphasis on prevention and treatment. This helped Australia to avoid a large-scale i...