Topic archives: drug policy

Now the election’s over, let’s get back to the evidence

September 20, 2013

Many thanks to James Beckford Saunders (UnitingCare ReGen’s Director of Education and Advocacy) for his reflections on the absence of drug policy from election coverage and the challenges facing advocates for evidence based policy and treatment. Amidst the flurry of the federal election campaign, drug policy received scant attention from the major parties (and the […]

Quality press can take no credit for advances in drug policy

June 29, 2009

The Croakey post below about television series, The Wire, has prompted the following response from Dr Alex Wodak, President, Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation: “Croakey is right that ‘The Wire’ is a remarkable series and exceptional in that it depicts a complex reality from multiple perspectives. But the argument advanced by David Simons, the primary […]