Minutes of Proceedings Day 1 - Tuesday 24 March 2015
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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Tuesday 24 March 2015 572 Debate resumed. ________________ Visitors: The Speaker advised Honourable Members of the presence in the gallery of Year 6 students from Karama Primary School. On behalf of all Members the Speaker extended a warm welcome to the visitors. _________________ Debate continued. Debate suspended. _________________ Suspension of sittings: The sitting of the Assembly was suspended between 12 noon and 2.00pm. _________________ 9. NOTICES The following notices were given: 1. Mr Giles (Chief Minister) will move on the next sitting day - That a Select Committee on the prevalence, impacts and government responses to illicit use of the drug colloquially known as Ice - in the Northern Territory, is appointed. The Committee will investigate and report on: a. The reliability of government data on Ice use and measures to enhance the collection of data to ensure that the scale of the problem and its impacts on the health, justice, drug and alcohol, and law enforcement efforts of the Northern Territory Government are understood and measured as accurately as possible; b. A comprehensive survey of the various government responses to the abuse of Ice in the Northern Territory and assess their effectiveness or otherwise; c. The social and community impacts of Ice in urban, community and remote settings; d. Government and community responses to Ice use in other states and some assessment of the effectiveness of these responses in terms of prevention, education, family and individual support and withdrawal and treatment modalities; e. The sources of Ice including cross border trafficking, local manufacture and derivation from legal pharmaceuticals and other legal precursors; and f. Best practice work place health and safety measures for those in the health system who come into contact with users of Ice. In consideration of these matters, the Committee should: a. Consult widely with Territorians and those organisations and professionals with experience in Ice use; b. Consider best practice models for effective early education, prevention, containment, treatment and withdrawal strategies; and c. Seek the advice and experience of other jurisdictions regarding the options, costs and effectiveness of government and community approaches.