Issues Papers

On 26 March 2019, the Special Commission published four Issues Papers [hyperlinks to each of the Issues Papers below]:

The Issues Papers are intended to be read together and to provide guidance to individuals and organisations interested in the Inquiry as to the issues that the Special Commission will investigate. The Commissioner notes that there has been a great deal of research into government responses to drugs generally, including ATS. Where relevant, discussion of each issue in the Special Commission’s Issues Papers includes reference to previous research and recommendations. Given the limited time available to the Special Commission to report to the Governor, that work will be built upon, rather than replicated by the Special Commission.

The Special Commission invites written submissions from people and organisations who wish to respond to any of the questions raised in an Issues Paper, or who wish to share information, experiences or views relevant to the Terms of


If you wish to make a submission, please include your name, contact details and whether you are making the submission on behalf of a particular group or organisation. You may make your submission anonymously and choose not to provide any contact details. The Special Commission will still review your submission but will be unable to contact you to confirm or obtain further information.

Your submission may be made public unless you request that it not be made public or the Commissioner considers that it should not be made public for reasons of fairness or otherwise. Please note that your personal contact details will not be made public, such as your telephone number or email address. You may also request that your submission only be made public without your name or any other identifying details included.

You may provide your submission to the Special Commission by:

  1. uploading it on the Special Commission’s website
  2. sending it by email to or
  3. sending it by post to Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’, GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001.

If you are sending your submission by email or post, please clearly state in your submission if you do not want your submission to be made public or only to want it to be made public anonymously.

Further information about making submissions to the Special Commission may be found in Practice Guideline 1, Providing Information to the Special Commission, which can be found on the Practice Guidelines page.