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Grasping the opportunity of Opal: assessing the impact of the Petrol Sniffing Strategy

Posted on: 19 March, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 1, January 2009 - March 2009
Related to Remote Substance use Volatile substance use Northern Territory

Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (2009)
Grasping the opportunity of Opal: assessing the impact of the Petrol Sniffing Strategy
Canberra: Senate Community Affairs Committee, Parliament of Australia

The Australian Parliament’s Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs compiled this report on its inquiry into the impact of the Petrol Sniffing Strategy. The report contains 18 recommendations, addressing the following matters: the ongoing effectiveness of the eight-point plan in combating petrol sniffing in central Australia; the extent of the roll out of Opal fuel; the delivery of youth services in the affected areas; the effectiveness and adequacy of resources provided to address petrol sniffing and substance abuse in central Australia; and what more needs to be done to effectively address petrol sniffing.

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