The High Risk and Emerging Drugs (HRED) Determination recognises the importance of good intelligence when responding to illicit drug markets and to identifying new drug-related threats to the community. Given their increased complexity and inter-related nature, the HRED monitors all Australian illicit drug markets.
The HRED works to develop a comprehensive understanding of all illicit drug markets, both domestically and internationally. This is achieved by leveraging the agency’s unique mix of powers, knowledge and capabilities to better understand the markets, and by informing our partners of new and emerging trends. The Determination also proactively develops and informs appropriate operational, legal and policy responses.