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Policing implications of petrol sniffing and other inhalant misuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities

 

Overview

This research project aimed to define best practice in understanding the law enforcement sector concerning the extent and nature of petrol sniffing and other inhalant use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Key consultations in urban, rural and remote locations around Australia were carried out, along with an extensive literature review. The result of the project was a report written and submitted to the National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund who funded the research project.

Abstract adapted from National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Contacts

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Ph: (02) 9385 0333
Fax: (02) 9385 0222
Email: ndarc@unsw.edu.au

Related publications

Gray D, Shaw G, d'Abbs P, Brooks D, Stearne A, Mosey A, Spooner C (2006)

Policing, volatile substance misuse, and Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

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Last updated: 30 May 2014
 
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