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Notice given 26 June 2001

958  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Stott Despoja): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the occurrence of Drug Action Week 2001, between 25 June and 29 June 2001;

(b) recognises and supports the excellent drug treatment, education and information services being delivered by a wide range of small and large community-based agencies across Australia;

(c) reaffirms the use of the harm minimisation model, in our nation’s attempts to reduce the adverse impact of drug misuse on our community;

(d) calls on the Federal Government to allocate further funding for treatment services in areas of high need, such as regional, rural, aboriginal and socio-economically disadvantaged communities; and

(e) calls on the Federal, state, territory and local governments to support, both financially and in-kind, the ongoing development of innovation in all drug harm minimisation activities, including the reduction of drug supply, the reduction in demand for drugs and a reduction in the adverse impacts of drug use.