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Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice) Updated letter Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice) Updated letter

This submission from Mission Australia to the law enforcement committee on ice included the latest statistics from our services. The submission focuses on the nature, prevalence and culture of methamphetamine use in Australia; strategies to reduce the high demand for methamphetamines in Australia; and other related issues.

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

This submission from Mission Australia to the law enforcement committee on ice included the latest statistics from our services. The submission focuses on the nature, prevalence and culture of methamphetamine use in Australia; strategies to reduce the high demand for methamphetamines in Australia; and other related issues.

Mission Australia submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into freedom of speech Mission Australia submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into freedom of speech

Our Youth Survey suggests that young people experience and witness racial discrimination at alarming levels and this has negative impacts on their wellbeing. In this context we do not believe that the Racial Discrimination Act imposes unreasonable restrictions upon freedom of speech, and do not think that ss.18C and 18D should be reformed.

Submission on the Fifth National Mental Health Plan Submission on the Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Mission Australia has responded to the Federal Government’s draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan. The draft Plan includes some important priorities, but we believe that much more needs to be done to improve the fragmented mental health system in Australia so that it can meet the needs of people living with a mental illness.

Submission to Joint Select Committee Inquiry into Future Gaming Markets Submission to Joint Select Committee Inquiry into Future Gaming Markets

Mission Australia recently made a submission to the Tasmanian Joint Select Committee Inquiry into Future Gaming Markets. We argued that gambling can be extremely harmful for individuals affected by gambling, and for their families, and advocated that Tasmania remove all pokies from hotels and clubs and continue counselling and other supports for people harmed by gambling.

Combatting Ice in our Community Combatting Ice in our Community

Mission Australia's submission to the National Ice Taskforce

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Public Infrastructure - January 2014 Productivity Commission Inquiry into Public Infrastructure - January 2014

Mission Australia welcomes the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Public Infrastructure. Mission Australia considers public infrastructure, including social and affordable housing, as central to enabling participation and growth in our communities.

 National Commission of Audit Submission - November 2013 National Commission of Audit Submission - November 2013

Mission Australia sees potential to deliver efficiencies in the delivery of government services, but advocates the need to support the most disadvantaged if we are to avoid further social and welfare costs in the longer term.

Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Bill 2013 - October 2013 Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Bill 2013 - October 2013

In the context of this review, Mission Australia submits that any equivalent state regulation is receptive to the possibility of national harmonisation and considers practices adopted in other states, particularly those that reflect the principles canvassed in this submission response.

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