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The Victorian Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Bill 2015 has not yet passed the Victorian Upper House. Parliament has completed sitting for the year and will return on February 9th 2016. The Bill has been drafted as part of Victoria’s Ice Action Plan which in turn was created off the back of a largely exaggerated […]

We’ve been campaigning against the introduction of a piece of legislation in Victoria, Australia which seeks to ban the possession and distribution of certain information. The whole thing has been introduced off the back of a largely falsified ‘ice epidemic’ and is a typical example of ‘tough on drugs’ policies that have never worked to […]

Yesterday, we told you that the Victorian Government would like to ban (certain) books. Today I’ll tell you a little bit more about the nonsense justification that is being used to drive the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Bill 2015. If moral entrepreneurs and interest groups manage to whip up enough fear and anxiety, they […]

The following piece is published as an act of civil disobedience to a Bill before Victorian parliament which seeks to ban the sharing of certain information. The information here in and of itself is nothing new. You can find information like this and far more detailed versions all over the internet, at websites like the […]

Channel 7 News in Melbourne reported on a “dangerous new craze” hitting Melbourne parties. The “dangerous new craze”? Nitrous oxide aka: Laughing gas.

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(They created such an appropriate logo for themselves, don’t you think?) The Dalgarno Institute appear to have been engaging in some Facebook “Like” buying. On the 9th of October, the organisation prompted members to “Like” its new Facebook page. The organisation has ventured into social media in the past, mostly with little attention or success. […]

Back in 2010, the trashy British publication The Sun tried to take on DMT and frame it as, “The new crystal meth.”  When I read the article, which is posted below, I found it so utterly ridiculous that I filed a complaint with both The Sun and the PCCC.  The PCCC is obligated by law […]

On Thursday the 15th of August 2013, a 60 day interim ban on various products generally labelled as ‘Synthetic Drugs’ came to completion. On Friday the 16th of August 2013, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury decided to extend the ban by 30 more days. “The interim ban applies to the supply of certain consumer goods containing […]

WATCH THE ABC TV 7:30 SHOW AND READ THE ARTICLE THAT THIS IS BASED ON HERE. “I was talking to a young man yesterday and my point to him was these (Psilocybe mushrooms) are not risk-free,” Paul Dillon of DARTA Risk. Many activities we engage with in life come with an inherent potential of risk. […]

As part of my work with Eros Association, I attended the ADAS Conference in Sydney at Luna Park.  The conference was largely run for and by law enforcement in Australia and New Zealand, with the event attended by police officers from all the states and territories, federal police officers and officers from New Zealand.  There […]

The Daily Telegraph is Sydney’s Herald Sun. These News Limited tabloids have long been associated with ignorant and short-sighted journalism, though it should be noted that with weakening advertising revenues, they are attempting to expand their scope to draw in a wider spectrum of opinions. However, these are still the papers that pay money to […]

Today, the NSW and ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance have launched their policies at Parliament House. This newly formed group is an alliance of 27 member organisations looking primarily at alcohol availability, community engagement and alcohol pricing and promotion.

… and are you really surprised? The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) journalists Clementine Cuneo and Richard Noone put together an article, released on the 6th of December 2012, entitled, “Teenager Nick Mitchell’s LSD overdose – death, delusions and despair”.

On Tuesday the 4th of December 2012, I went on Channel 10’s The Project to talk about drug law reform.  Specifically, the focus was on MDMA (Ecstasy).  The show pursued this story this evening, as there has been a recent spate of news stories in Australia regarding MDMA for treatment of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) […]

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