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Some things just belong in the '80s.
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We cannot arrest and imprison our way out of our serious drug problems.
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Enhancing access to treatment and prevention options is the answer.
It is an especially historic decision when you consider how long it took us to get here.
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More of what we're already doing, with fewer resources.
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Australian criminologist James Martin thinks so.
The National Ice Taskforce illustrated the type of strategic thinking that should be congratulated.
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We have a solution that will help severely dependent people and it should no longer be ignored.
Until that day arrives Al Capone will be smiling in his grave.
Reducing supply through innovation could help solve the issues.
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I'm on a quest to interview some of the world’s greatest minds to imagine what a post-war-on-drugs world might look like in our own country.
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The Government has just a little more blood on its hands.
The white powder sachet did not turn out to be illicit drugs.
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We need an earlier warning system.
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I see a lot in the media these days saying who an ice addict is. For me, and for most of the ice addicts I know, it just doesn't ring true. Everyone has similarities, but not everyone's story is the same.
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The boy and his brother found a small bag of white powder inside the container and alerted their father.
The current political and community discussion on prisons appears to be quite logical. Too many prisoners means building more prisons. The problem is that it doesn't solve the problem and doesn't improve community safety. In fact it achieves very little of what people think it will achieve.
Some United States politicians, policy makers and government funded frontline workers are taking a fresh look at government spending -- which totals $US 6.6 trillion annually -- and applying the Moneyball mindset. In Australia, we can do the same when it comes to expenditure on complex problems such as illicit drugs policy.