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    Review of Section 61(5) of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
    In 2002, commercial production of industrial hemp was made possible by amendments to insert Part 5B into the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (the Act). Industry participants must apply for a licence to research and/or grow industrial hemp. As part of the licensing process, the Queensland Police Service performs a criminal history check to assist in establishing the bona fides of licence applicants. Secti

    Queensland Drug Strategy 2006-2010
    The goal of the Queensland Drug Strategy 2006-2010, Queensland’s whole-of-Government policy for addressing drug issues, is to improve health, social and economic outcomes by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in Queensland. The Strategy outlines and assists with the coordination of Queensland Government programs and initiatives, a

    Inquiry into addressing Cannabis-Related Harm in Queensland
    In May 2009, the Social Development Committee was directed by the Legislative Assembly to conduct an inquiry (the Inquiry) into addressing cannabis-related harm in Queensland and report back to Parliament by 23 April 2010. The Queensland Government is greatly concerned about the impact of illicit drug use and supports whole-of-government action to address the harms of cannabis use for the Queens

    Criminal Law Amendment Bill No.2 2012
    As part of its pre-election commitments, the Government committed to: ensuring that victim impact statements be read out in court if the victim wishes; toughening the sentencing laws for drug traffickers who target children; requiring drug traffickers to serve at least 80 percent of their sentence before parole eligibility; and requiring all graffiti offenders to remove graffiti and to strengthen

    Criminal Law Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs Amendment Bill 2012
    As part of its Six Month Action Plan the Queensland Government committed to amend laws to address: “synthetic drugs, penalties for child pornography and some child sex offences, including a new child grooming offence”. Key provisions of the Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Bill 2012 deliver on these commitments by: amending the Criminal Code to: amend the definit

    Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Unexplained Wealth Serious Drug Offender Amendment Bill 2012
    In a pre-election commitment, the Government committed to ‘introduce tough new unexplained wealth and drug trafficker declarations to target the ill-gotten gains of drug criminals’. The Criminal Proceeds Confiscation (Unexplained Wealth and Serious Drug Offender Confiscation Order) Amendment Bill 2012: amends the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 and the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 to i

    Appointment Chairperson Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
    Established under section 37 of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (‘the Act), the functions of the Queensland Mental Health Advisory Council (the Council) are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the Commission in relation to its functions. The Council will also act as champion for con

    Appointments to Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
    Established under section 37 of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (‘the Act’), the functions of the Queensland Mental Health Advisory Council (the Council) are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the Commission in relation to its functions. The Council will also act as champion for co

    Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    Violence in and around licensed venues is a serious problem for Queensland. While a number of measures have been implemented to address alcohol and drug-related violence, such as the state-wide lockout, a moratorium on late-night trading hours and the Drink Safe Precinct trials, the problem has continued. On 23 March 2014, the Queensland Government released the draft Safe Night Out Strategy. The d

    Qld Govt Action Plan to stop alcohol and drug-related violence
    Alcohol and drug-related violence is a significant problem for Queensland. Violent and anti-social patrons of licensed venues have a disproportionate impact on Queensland’s nightlife. Their aggressive and irresponsible conduct has harmful and sometimes tragic results. Following public consultation through an online survey, “An action plan to restore responsible behaviour and respect, stamp out alc

    Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Plan 2015-17
    Queenslanders consume alcohol at risky levels, smoke tobacco daily and use other drugs including illegal drugs at levels which exceed national rates. While not everyone who uses these drugs will become dependent, many experience harms which can have a significant impact on their mental and physical health and their ability to contribute to the community. In Queensland drug use accounts for an es

    Addressing Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) in Queensland
    The upsurge in the use of ice in Australia has had a chaotic effect on many individuals, families and communities and Queensland has not been exempt from this growing national and international problem. While Queensland will continue to work collaboratively with all other Australian Governments through the National Ice Taskforce to develop a National Ice Action Strategy, it is important that Quee

    Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016
    The purpose of the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2015 is to provide a regulatory framework to facilitate treatment with medicinal cannabis, while also preventing unauthorised use of such products. Under this proposed regulatory framework, the supply chain of medicinal cannabis will be extremely tight. A medical practitioner who believes their patient may benefit from treatment with medi

    Appointments to Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
    Established under the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act), the functions of the Council are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the QMHC in relation to its functions. The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council consists of the number of persons considered appropr

    Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016
    The Government is committed to assisting rural producers and communities across the State that are affected by debt and unprecedented drought conditions. With 83.92% of the State drought-declared, the additional $77.9 million in funding over five years for the Rural Assistance and Drought Package provided in the 2016-17 Budget comes at a crucial time for rural and regional Queensland. The $36 mill

    Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016
    The purpose of the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 is to provide a regulatory framework to facilitate treatment with medicinal cannabis, while also preventing unauthorised use of such products. The Bill provides two pathways for a patient to receive treatment with medicinal cannabis: Under the single-patient prescriber pathway, a medical practitioner who believes their patient may be

    Connecting Care to Recovery - Plan for Queensland State-funded Mental Health Alcohol and other Drug Services 2016-21
    Connecting Care to Recovery - A Plan for Queensland’s State Funded Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services 2016-2021 (the Plan) provides an overarching framework to link significant new initiatives and ensure their coordination and integration within an ongoing program of mental health, alcohol and other drug reforms for the State. The Plan aligns with the directions articulated in My healt

    Responding to Crystal Methamphetamine in Queensland
    Ice is having a significant adverse impact across many Queensland communities. The increasing prevalence of the drug’s use, the disproportionate levels of harm it can cause, as well as the involvement of organised crime in its production, supply and distribution means that a coordinated whole of government response is needed to tackle this growing problem. Action on Ice is the Queensland Governmen

    Implementation of Connecting Care to Recovery 2016-2021 – A Plan for Queensland State Funded Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug Services
    In October 2016, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services announced Connecting Care to Recovery 2016-2021 – A Plan for Queensland’s State Funded Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug Services.   The Department of Health is leading the implementation of Connecting Care to Recovery 2016-2021 and has to date undertaken a number of activities to progress these requirements, includin

    Implementation of Queensland Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-19
    The Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (the Strategic Plan) was developed by the Queensland Mental Health Commission (the Commission) as required by the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act). It aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders. The Act requires the Commission, as an independent statutory authority, to monitor an

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    12 May, 2016

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