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Former NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney being interviewed by TEN Eyewitnes News reporter Daniel Sutton

Channel 10 interview

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November | Health and social services warn of harms from Australia’s drug laws

  • SBS News: Uniting’s Long Walk to Treatment ends with release of Australia21 report exposing health and social harms being created or worsened by current drug laws
  • WIN ACT: ACT Health Minister and Attorney General welcome Australia21 report warning of health and social harms from drug laws
  • AAP/9news/regional newspapers: Experts want drug use decriminalised
  • Sydney Morning Herald: Coroner compares drug prohibition laws to racism
  • ABC TV News: Coroner slams drug prohibition laws for preventing drug users from seeking help
  • AAP/The Weekend Australian/ newspapers: Opioid inquest told drug demand key issue
  • The Canberra Times Letter to the Editor: Tackling school violence, Bill Bush, Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform


October | Launch of Fair Treatment campaign, supported by Australia21 and other partners


October | Victoria’s Prescription Monitoring System could create heroin addicts


October | Recreational drug use now ‘mainstream’


September-October | Take Control harm reduction plan backs pill testing but NSW government refuses to consider it


September | UN chief warns world must act on climate by 2020

  • West Wimmera Advocate “A climate wake-up call to Australia”


July | Minerals Council still dangerously wrong on coal and climate


July | Banking Royal Commission fallout


July | The misguided War on Drugs


June | When helping hurts: launch of report on PTSD in first responders


June | Sniffer dogs don’t solve drug issues

  • The Canberra Times – “Time for rethink on drugs” Bob Douglas, Letter to the Editor


June | Substitution treatments overcoming substance abuse


June | Investors must to demand climate change transition plans


May | Pill testing


April | Greens calls for cannabis to be legalised


April | Climate change fiduciary responsibility being ignored


April | ‘Reliable and affordable’ coal power irrelevant


March | Pill testing


March | Victorian parliamentary report recommends drug law reforms


March | Health and social services summit highlights damaging impacts of current drug laws


March | Business leaders must act on climate change


February | Increased drug convictions have little impact on drug availability


February | Response to Tasmanian Liberals pledge to step up the ‘war on drugs’ with sniffer dogs and specialist Ice investigators

  • ABC Hobart – interview with Mick Palmer


February | In the public interest: Inquiry into Australian Government Contract Reporting




December | Minimising PTSD among emergency personnel over the festive season

  • 2SM Radio – interview with Paul Barratt


November | Australians of the Year send open letter calling for an end to the standoff with refugees and Asylum seekers on Manus Island (campaign supported by Australia21)

  • ABC News – “Australians of the Year call for doctors to be allowed into former Manus Island Detention Centre…letter…manus…/9181874
  • ‘Human disaster’: Australians of the year plea for Manus refugees…/human-disaster-australians-year-plea-manus-refugees

  • Independent Australia – “Let doctors treat the sick on Manus Island, say Australians of the Year”…/breaking-let-doctors-treat-the-sick-on-manus-island
  • The Guardian – “Australia built a hell for refugees on Manus. The shame will outlive us all”
  • The Canberra Times – “Marathon champion Robert de Castella slams Manus Island situation”
  • The Australian – “PNG police enter Manus and give asylum seekers one hour to go” [expired link]
  • The Project – Professor Patrick McGorry on the Manus crisis [expired link]


November 2017 | Welfare drug testing


September | Welfare drug testing


September | Climate science watered down


June |  Spreading the compelling evidence that drug law reform saves lives and reduces harmful use


June | Australian government ignores climate change security threat


May  |  Launch of the Mindful Futures Network to map applications in public and private organisations


May | Adani coal warning

  • “This is not rhetoric: approving the Adani coal mine will kill people” Ian Dunlop


March  |  Report launch: Can Australia respond to drugs more effectively and safely?



March | Don’t be misled by ‘clean coal’, carbon capture and storage, coal seam gas



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