Recently the Victorian Parliament inquiry report into drug law reform was released. This report made 50 recommendations which are aimed at changing attitudes towards drugs and on how to reduce death from overdose. These recommendations included banning sniffer dogs and promoting pill testing.
Being an election year, it is likely the Labor government will not act on these recommendations. Law and order are points that they would like to win votes on and their view is that drug reform would make Labor look soft. The more conservative nature of the Liberals would likely see these same recommendations ignored.
The Liberal Democrats have always been strong advocates for drug reform. We believe that the decision of an informed adult about their lifestyle choices is, not the business of the government.