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Written submissions have only been published if permission was granted by the respondent. Respondents were given the choice to select from voting options to indicate their support or opposition to the public consultation without providing a written response. A tally of all votes attributed to each substance is available here


The Department of Health and Aged Care advises that the individual submissions provided contain sensitive information and discuss self-harm, sexual abuse and suicide. We recognise the devastating effects associated with acts of self-harm on individuals, their families, friends, and communities. A list of support services and information sources are provided below.

If you or someone you know needs additional support, please contact any of the below crisis support helplines:

Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue: 1800 512 348
MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978

Kids Helpline (5-25 years): 1800 551 800
Headspace: 1800 650 890

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