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Drug education

  • The Age: Penington Institute chief John Ryan with a sample of naloxone
    Saving lives through naloxone access
    Posted: September 20, 2018

    Australia21 congratulates our colleagues at the Penington Institute on the release of its latest report, ‘Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model’, launched by the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

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  • Australia21: Cowandilla Primary School SA
    Doing a lot with very little: a high impact year of public policy projects
    Posted: December 28, 2017

    As the year comes to a close, Australia21 is proud to release our 2016-17 Annual Report. We did a lot with very little over the period, running nationally significant projects, boosting our profile and calibrating the goals that will keep us powering on through 2017-2018.

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  • Australia21: Board face-to-face meeting November 2017
    Face to face with Australia21: pot stirring and rich pictures
    Posted: December 20, 2017

    The final Australia21 Board meeting of 2017 was a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The time together sowed the seeds for new approaches and themes, while revealing fresh sources of energy and providing a strong foundation for the work to come in 2018.

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  • Australia21: Emmi Teng and friends finishing school
    Been there, done that: surviving the summer party season
    Posted: December 4, 2017

    It’s December! That means there’s a long hot summer of celebrations and music festivals ahead. Australia21 has done a lot of research into the use of alcohol and other drugs and the evidence is clear: preventing and reducing harm is far more important than punishing people for their mistakes. So here are a few tips for getting through without too much damage.

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  • Australia21: Smarter About Drugs class at Star of the Sea College
    How to take school drug strategies beyond Personal Development & Health classes
    Posted: October 25, 2017

    The first school to adopt ‘Smarter About Drugs: A conversation pack’ has integrated it into VCE Global Politics. Download it now and get students talking!

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  • Australia21 - students using the Smarter About Drugs conversation pack
    School students start life-saving drug policy lessons
    Posted: August 31, 2017

    Australian schools have started using a ground-breaking teaching resource that changes the way drug and alcohol issues are addressed among students, giving them the tools for informed discussion and evidence-based analysis of drug policies. Smarter About Drugs: A conversation pack has been designed by Australia21, YoungA21 and the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (ALDAF) to engage young people in a way that has never been done before in Australia.

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  • Australia21 - Tony Trimingham with photo of his son David
    How many more children must die? Grieving parents frustrated by resistance to drug policy changes
    Posted: August 28, 2017

    There is perhaps no greater anguish than that of a parent who has witnessed their child suffer and die. But the grief is compounded when they see others go through the same preventable trauma and loss year after year, decade after decade, while governments ignore the evidence that could save the lives of their children.

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  • Australia21 - Cowandilla students and teacher
    Save lives instead of sending sniffer dogs into SA schools
    Posted: August 23, 2017

    Populist agendas do not make for effective health policy: the SA Opposition should promise better drug education instead of sniffer dogs for schools, to help stop deaths and criminalisation.

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