Former attorney general Greg Smith says tabloids and talkback radio hosts pushing for tougher law and order in NSW can "get stuffed", and they don't know what they are talking about.
It's always the 'former...' who can make sensible public statements about drug policy. It's testament to the power of those who beat the 'law and order' drum, that current politicians and other leaders are unable to challenge rhetoric that they know to be flawed, out of fear of the likely repercussions.
THE death of 19-year-old Georgina Bartter after ingesting ecstasy at a Sydney dance festival two weeks ago has launched a thousand family conversations.
The usual stuff from Miranda Devine. See today's post on former NSW AG Greg Smith about the ineffectiveness of mandatory sentencing: http://sco.lt/5Zkh4D. And, what was it Vic police commissioner Ken Lay said? Oh yes, you can't arrest your way out of this problem: http://sco.lt/7mxRL7
Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.
Good to see an expansion of the small clinical trial. Heroin Assisted Therapy (HAT) has been shown to support good outcomes for the very small proportion of people for whom pharmacotherapies and psycho-social treatments are ineffective.
Three years ago, she was attending one of the state's top primary schools in Waverley. Today, she is 14 years old and so consumed by her addiction to the drug ice, she has sold her body on Sydney's streets to fund her next fix.
Companion piece to http://sco.lt/7AJtz7. Citing Matt Noffs on cuts to The Ted Noffs Foundations' School Program.
Australians are spending 10 per cent of the nation's annual grocery bill on tobacco products, and one in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to confidential industry data.
The NSW Government is under increasing pressure to hold a drug summit after the State Opposition rallied alongside health and welfare groups yesterday and committed to a special parliamentary inquiry, if elected in March.
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