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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Young people, volatile substances and workers with Indigenous young people (2004)

Author

Drug Info Clearinghouse

Publisher

Drug Info Clearinghouse

City

Canberra

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances (Volatile Substances) Act 2003 ("the Act") came into effect on 1 July 2004. The Act is the Victorian Government's response to one of 16 recommendations in the report 'Inquiry into the Inhalation of Volatile Substances' tabled in September 2002. The Act gives police new powers in relation to volatile substance abuse by young people; providing for an integrated police and health response to take into consideration the best interests of the young persons involved.
This fact sheet provides information about how the new laws affect workers with young people and where to get help and information.

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Last updated: 28 June 2012
 
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