Moves by the Labor government in New South Wales to introduce a ‘two-strike’ pre-court diversionary scheme for personal drug use have been broadly welcomed by campaigners, but there are concerns the changes don’t go far enough. 

Under the proposals, to be introduced in parliament this week, people caught with small quantities of illicit drugs such as ice, cocaine and MDMA would be given the option of receiving a fine or accessing health programs rather than facing criminal charges.

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