National MPs say they were disappointed not to have received more consultation about a government proposal to introduce a three-strike drug possession policy.
- by Lucy Cormack
A three-strike drug possession policy would only apply to young offenders under a compromise position floated by ministers opposed to broader reform to end a cabinet stand-off within the NSW government.
- by Tom Rabe and Lucy Cormack
The drug had been listed in the 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs in the same category as heroin and several other opioids.
The NSW government has ruled out decriminalising possession of illicit drugs after a leak from cabinet suggested the dramatic policy shift.
- by Lucy Cormack and Tom Rabe
It is the result of 18 months of research into the "war on drugs" that has cost billions of American taxpayers' dollars without ending violence and corruption.
- by Patricia Zengerle
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says people are not making the connection between their recreational drug use and violent organised crime.
- by Fergus Hunter
When Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie was re-elected to the federal Senate in 2019, she offered her friend Anna Bateman a job as her media adviser. Working together only deepened their respect for each other.
- by Dana McCauley
The seizure represents the largest intercepted liquid meth import in Victoria's history.
- by Simone Fox Koob
One in six women and one in 10 men have experienced unwanted sex while they were intoxicated and the rates are highest for young bisexual women.
- by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Health Minister Roger Cook has flagged new regulations for small nitrous oxide canisters commonly used as a party drug by young Australians.
- by Peter de Kruijff