This paper provides a list of key events, policy and legislative changes that have occurred in Australia between 1985 and September 2012. Events are listed by jurisdiction, at the national and state/territory level.All events added in the last six months are highlighted in blue.
The timeline concerns itself with illicit drugs. Illicit drugs refer to cannabis, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, hallucinogens and other ‘designer’ drugs. Excluded from the term ‘illicit drugs’ are tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceuticals (e.g. benzodiazepines), performance enhancing drugs (e.g. anabolic steroids) and other common substances which may be inhaled for psychoactive effects (e.g. petrol), even when these substances are used illegally.
Ian Warren writes: "I fear the incessant nature of these reports is getting out of hand but by the same token is indicative of something that is brewing in relation to the next 'surveillance surge' - despite evidence (as demonstrated in this tragic case) that at best, all the cameras can do is assist with detection after the event (much like James Bulger - the debate is uncannily identitcal) - so I will measure the next batch of these I send but there is almost a comparative article between this and Bulger's abduction to argue exactly the opposite of what everyone is saying!"
THE mother of murdered Brunswick woman Jill Meagher has called for more CCTV cameras as the 29-year-old's husband thanked the community for its support.