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?
Dean, Faculty of Law
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Professor, Addiction Studies and Services; Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
PhD Candidate at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre