ACT Health yet to tally cost to services of proposed drug decriminalisation legislation

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated July 31 2021 - 3:40am, first published 3:30am
ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith does not expect a large increase in drug diversion program costs if a legalisation law passes. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Mystery still surrounds the cost to the ACT of providing the health support services that would see a spike if a proposed bill to decriminalise possession of drugs like heroin and methamphetamine becomes law.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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