Drug enforcement and the racial divide
Racism shapes the war on drugs, and we can't make black lives truly matter without major law reforms.
Dispelling the myths
Melbourne is set to get its second safe injecting facility, but objections to them continue to overshadow the enormous public health gains made.
Regulating opioid supply
New rules aim to curb opioid-related deaths in Australia. These changes are a step in the right direction, but we need to tread carefully to avoid unintended consequences.
Avoiding a deadly double
Maintaining or expanding addiction services is vital if we’re to avert a syndemic of opioid overdoses and COVID-19.
Treating opioid dependence
Treatments for opioid dependence, such as methadone and buprenorphine, are effective. But some people who stand to benefit are missing out.
Missing the point
The recent controversy embroiling the Richmond injecting room is overshadowing its positive community impact.
Opioids – where to from here?
Opioids are among the most powerful analgesics available to medicine, but they have huge capacity to cause harm. In trying to solve one problem, is a bigger one being created?
Time for decriminalisation
In the wake of the UN's groundbreaking drug policy commitment, the time is right for drug laws reform.
Death knell: killing off capital punishment
A new institute is leading the push to eliminate the 'faulty' justice of the death penalty.
Bracing for the opioid tsunami
The drug epidemic that's claimed thousands of lives in the US is swiftly becoming a threat to the health of many Australians.
Satisfying our need for heroic stories of fertility and birth
The frank but sweet discussion of childbirth in the BBC's Call the Midwife has much in common with fairy tales.
Pokies, we have a problem
Poker machines are doing great harm, but the gaming industry's deep pockets means it's an issue that's unlikely to be solved any time soon.
Ban the fairytale? Grimm, indeed ...
Fairytales are increasingly being targeted for "inappropriate" messages, but these stories have always evolved, and talk of banning them is misguided.
Podcast: Safe-injecting rooms and the law
How can they be legal while drugs are not?
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
PhD Candidate at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dean, Faculty of Law
Professor, Addiction Studies and Services; Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law