The cost of a treatment bed is far less than the cost of incarceration, which often is the alternative faced after months of addiction and waiting for treatment.
Canadian senator and visiting fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Vernon White, a sitting Canadian Senator, is visiting fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and a Canadian senator with over 30 years of policing experience.
This group of public servants face very similar work and tasks to military personnel. Although they are receiving some interest and support, it will take a lot more work to bridge the gap between what is being done and what needs to be done.
01/03/2016 5:55 AM AEDT
After 32 years of policing, in 16 different cities and towns, I have seen that schools are our opportunity to reduce the risk of drug abuse by young people.
15/01/2016 6:04 AM AEDT
One of the first lessons from the Paris attacks for Australian policy makers is that, in light of a rising domestic terror threat, our active shooter police response capability needs to be rapidly enhanced.
19/11/2015 6:48 AM AEDT
Mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences give the community and its leaders a sense of getting tough on drugs. But put bluntly, there is no evidence that they have any impact on the availability of drugs in our streets.
24/09/2015 9:01 AM AEST
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