The Taskforce engaged with the WA community to understand the challenges we face and to help the Taskforce formulate its advice to Government on practical ways to reduce methamphetamine harm, supply and demand.
The Taskforce held forums across WA to gather the views and insights of people directly affected by methamphetamine, as well as frontline workers from the government and non-government sector. Forums were held in north and south metropolitan Perth and regional WA.
Over 70 meetings were held with over 500 people attending, which included individuals and families with lived experience of methamphetamine, as well as service providers, representatives from local, state and federal government, peak bodies and advocacy groups, and employer and employee representatives.
To ensure that all Western Australians had the opportunity to put their views to the Taskforce an online comments portal opened from 16 January to 16 March 2018. This attracted 146 comments from a broad cross section of WA.
The Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce Community Consultation Report provides a summary of what the Taskforce heard, what those challenges are, and community views on how to tackle them.
The Taskforce thanks all those who contributed their time, views and stories, particularly individuals and families who are directly affected. The Taskforce also greatly appreciates the support and assistance provided by government and non-government organisations in arranging community meetings and forums.
Download:What the Taskforce heard June 2018 (PDF - 961 KB)