Drug Policy Timeline

Australian (Illicit) Drug Policy Timeline

The Australian (illicit) drug policy timeline provides a list of key events, policy and legislative changes that have occurred in Australia between 1985 and 15 December 2016, with bi-annual updates.

Events are listed by jurisdiction, at the federal and state/territory level. The first table includes events at the federal level. Events in the state and territories are split into two parts. The second table includes events from the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Events from South Australia, Tasmania,

Victoria and Western Australia are listed in the third table. All events added in the last six months are highlighted in blue. DPMP will continue to update the timeline every June and December.

Please feel free to email through any comments or suggested inclusions to caitlin.huges@unsw.edu.au.

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