Misuse of Drugs (Presumption of Supply—Amphetamine) Order 2005

2005/174

Misuse of Drugs (Presumption of Supply—Amphetamine) Order 2005


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Health.


Pursuant to section 4(1B) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and in accordance with a recommendation of the Minister of Health, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Misuse of Drugs (Presumption of Supply—Amphetamine) Order 2005.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on a date to be appointed by an Order in Council made under section 4A(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.

3 Interpretation
4 Schedule 5 of Act amended
  • Schedule 5 of the Act is amended by inserting, before the item relating to Morphine, the following item:

    Amphetamine5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug

Martin Bell,

Acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 by lowering, from 56 grams to 5 grams, the amount at which amphetamine is presumed to be for supply.

This change in the presumption of supply for amphetamine follows a recommendation to the Minister of Health by the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs.

This order comes into force on a date to be set by a commencement order made under section 4A(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. That section provides that the commencement order may be made only after the House of Representatives has approved this order. Approval cannot be given until at least 28 days after the date on which this order is notified in the Gazette.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 June 2005.