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Other people, other drugs: The policy response to petrol sniffing among Indigenous Australians

d'Abbs, Peter; Brady, Margaret


This paper examines the policy response of Australian governments to petrol sniffing in Indigenous communities from the 1980s until the present. During this period, despite the formation of numerous inquiries, working parties and intergovernmental committees, there has been little accumulation of knowledge about the nature and causes of sniffing, or about the effectiveness of interventions. Policies are fragmentary; programmes are rarely evaluated, and most rely on short-term funding. The paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1080/09595230412331289400


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