On the radio

April 4, 2012

UPDATE: one of our ADLRF members has kindly linked me to a comprehensive media repository of the Australia21 report. It can be found here. Thanks AIVL!

Panel discussion on Drug law reform

Radio National – Illegal Drugs

Derryn Hinch interviews Professor Bob Douglas AO, Author of report “The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children and we are letting it happen”

Australia: Illegal drug trade now measured in billions

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In addition to criminalizing HIV transmission, many countries impose criminal sanctions for same-sex sex, commercial sex and drug injection. Such laws constitute major barriers to reaching key populations with HIV services. Those behaviours should be decriminalized, and people addicted to drugs should receive health services for the treatment of their addiction’.

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