Canberra Times, 22 March 2017 Drunk and disorderly patrons who loiter around licensed venues after being kicked out could soon face prosecution, under the ACT government’s long-awaited liquor law reform package. For the full article, click here.
Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury has released an evaluation report into the ACT Extended Throughcare Pilot Program. The program provides post-release support for eligible detainees leaving the Alexander Maconochie Centre to assist their successful reintegration into society. The evaluation was conducted by researchers at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South […]
Canberra Times, 19 March 2017 The number of children in state care in the ACT has jumped 40 per cent and Canberra now has the second-highest rate of Indigenous children in care in the country. For the full article, click here.
Copies of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and Brief Intervention for Methamphetamine Use Resources are available at the ATODA office. To get a copy contact ATODA at email@example.com. ASSIST on Ice The ASSIST on Ice instructional video and manual, provides information on how to administer the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test […]
Canberra Times, 10 March 2017 New data from the University of Sydney’s Kirby Institute suggests hepatitis C could be eliminated as a public health concern within the next decade. For more information: See the article
Canberra Times, 11 March 2017 Police are taking more drunk people off Canberra’s streets and into protective custody to sober up. For more information: See the article
A word from Prof Margaret Hamilton Hello all, I am sending this to let you know that I continue as a members of the Civil Society Task Force responding to the ongoing evolution and development of drug policy under the UN (& sending it through Carrie Fowlie as she will have an up to date […]
Canberra Times. 9 March 2017 The number of prescriptions being issued for ‘controlled drugs’ in the ACT, mainly opioid painkillers, has fallen some 25 per cent – or about 500 a month – since April last year. That fall in scripts being filled in Canberra followed changes the territory’s old paper-based prescription monitoring system, including a […]
Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform invite the public to a presentation by Sharon Tuffin, CEO of Karralika. Sharon will speak about the programs available at Karralika which support individuals and families experiencing alcohol and other drug dependence. There will be a time for questions. Date: 23 March 2017 Time: 8pm Venue: St Ninian’s Uniting Church, cnr Mouat and […]
Access to medicinal cannabis has taken another major step forward with first licence being granted for an Australian company to grow and harvest medicinal cannabis. Access to medicinal cannabis has taken another major step forward with first licence being granted for an Australian company to grow and harvest medicinal cannabis. This major development will lead […]