Comments made by Dr Alex Wodak and former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Palmer regarding calls to regulate MDMA are out of touch with the destructive nature of illicit drugs.
Australian Christian Lobby statement regarding pill testing
Recent drug-related deaths at festivals over the holiday period have renewed the push for pill testing in Australia
The Australian Christian Lobby notes that drugs are inherently unsafe regardless of whether they have been tested. For example, 15-year-old Anna Wood died from ecstasy not because it was tainted, but because of the idiosyncratic effects of any illicit drug.
A Northern Territory government committee is currently considering decriminalising possession and use of illegal drugs.
Proposed increased penalties for possession of cannabis by the South Australian government as reported in the Advertiser on Monday 2 July have been welcomed by Australian Christian Lobby.
Politicians in Victoria need to restore trust and build integrity following the revelations of electoral fraud in addition to a myriad of broken social policy commitments by the governing Labor Party, according to the Australian Christian Lobby, a non-party partisan lobby group.
Only a few days out from the election and Labor has still not responded to our questionnaire on behalf of its candidates.
Do they have something to hide?
Tasmania is traditionally a Labor dominated state: Of 21 elections contested by the Liberal Party, only six have gone their way.
Coming off a 16-year Labor rule, the Liberals were elected in a landslide victory in 2014 gaining 15 of the 25 lower house seats.
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has broken an important election promise by weakening current drug laws and establishing drug injecting rooms, warns the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Australian Christian Lobby has fronted an inquiry in opposition to the proposed injecting room for Richmond, Victoria. The ACL’s submission to the inquiry clearly demonstrates the ineffectiveness of strategies such as injecting rooms in combatting drug abuse.
Queensland is considering a bill that would create a new regulatory framework under which Medicinal Cannabis products may be prescribed and dispensed to patients. Recreational use of the drug would remain illegal. A public consultation on the proposed bill is now underway with written submissions having closed on 11 July 2016.
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