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.
Why are drug service providers at the top levels of commonwealth drug policy? Colliss Parrett, former Director of the Department of Health's Drugs of Dependence branch, discusses how drug elites are working against efforts to curb Australia’s drug problem.
The Australian Christian Lobby welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014.
ACL supports scientific trials of cannabis for medicinal purposes. If cannabis has a genuine palliative effect that other drugs cannot provide, it should be available to patients in the same way other medications are.
However, ACL is concerned by the bill’s intention to regulate the cultivation, production, and distribution of cannabis.
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