Over recent years in Australia, overall rates of methamphetamine use have declined, however of those who use methamphetamine, ice is the most popular drug of choice.
This week’s guest Professor Dan Howard was the Commissioner of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice and delivered his final Report to the Governor and Premier of NSW in January 2020.
A former President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal and a former Acting Judge of the District Court of NSW, Dan is a Senior Counsel at the NSW Bar, a Visiting Professorial Fellow with the School of Law at the University of Wollongong, and a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW.
Dan is a former NSW Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor. He is the co-author of textbook ‘Crime and Mental Health Law’ in New South Wales, as well as the author of R v Milat – a case study in cross-examination.
Tune in as Dan explains the range of health, social and criminal justice issues and responses made in the enquiry findings, and the impacts it has made on individuals and communities in New South Wales.