Drug law must change

Updated April 23 2018 - 10:42pm, first published May 5 2014 - 3:00am

Why are we reporting on this Australian Crime Commission data (''Australians pay high price for illicit drugs'', April 29, p1) as if there were something new in it? Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform have been reporting since its inception, almost 20 years ago, that law enforcement costs super dollars and has little overall impact. We have been asking that drug seizures be reported as a percentage of the amount of drugs that get through to the streets rather than the sensational reporting of ''the biggest drug bust ever''. But this hasn't happened.

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