Australia: Victoria Greens Call For Prescription Heroin, Safe Injection Sites

The Victoria Green Party unveiled its new drug policy platform Monday and is now calling for prescription heroin trials for long-term addicts and the establishment of safe injection sites like the one in Sydney. But those were only the most controversial proposals in a platform heavy on harm reduction measures.

The new platform also calls for an end to criminal penalties for drug users and notes that the Greens believe in a regulated framework for currently illegal drugs, but does not call for outright legalization and would keep penalties for the production, sale, or trafficking of drugs. The platform also addresses legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco and seeks tighter restrictions on them.

The proposals would "minimize the harm and save lives," said Victoria Greens upper house candidate Colleen Hartland Monday as she unveiled the platform at a needle exchange facility in Footscray. "Current approaches are not working, so it is time to step back from the emotional debate and work to implement programs that will effectively tackle the problems associated with legal and illegal drugs," Hartland said.

But for the Greens program to be implemented, it will have to win support in the state legislative assembly. Currently, it is controlled by the Australian Labor Party, and the Greens have no seats.

Permission to Reprint: This article is licensed under a modified Creative Commons Attribution license.
Looking for the easiest way to join the anti-drug war movement? You've found it!

Yes, and regret the absence

Yes, and regret the absence of all this is not necessary, because there is an excellent multiplayer. After a successful match, I want to finish one more, then another, more and more, each time giving myself a promise that "this one will definitely be the last." The presented modes are enough for enjoyment for several weeks, and the developers promise to constantly add new content promise Overwatch a long life in the hearts of fans of such shooters http://www.frivcom4.com/ In total there are twenty-one characters, and heroes are divided into four categories. Stormtroopers move quickly and can cause considerable damage, but often have a small margin of health. The mentioned shortage is deprived of "tanks", which will have to be killed much longer. Defenders defend objects to which enemies can not be allowed, and support characters help the allies, healing them, giving additional shields or increasing their speed. Whichever style the player prefers, he will certainly find a suitable hero, although it is not recommended to choose exclusively pets in Overwatch.

technology

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <i> <blockquote> <p> <address> <pre> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <br> <b>

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Drug War Issues

Criminal JusticeAsset Forfeiture, Collateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Court Rulings, Drug Courts, Due Process, Felony Disenfranchisement, Incarceration, Policing (2011 Drug War Killings, 2012 Drug War Killings, 2013 Drug War Killings, 2014 Drug War Killings, 2015 Drug War Killings, 2016 Drug War Killings, 2017 Drug War Killings, Arrests, Eradication, Informants, Interdiction, Lowest Priority Policies, Police Corruption, Police Raids, Profiling, Search and Seizure, SWAT/Paramilitarization, Task Forces, Undercover Work), Probation or Parole, Prosecution, Reentry/Rehabilitation, Sentencing (Alternatives to Incarceration, Clemency and Pardon, Crack/Powder Cocaine Disparity, Death Penalty, Decriminalization, Defelonization, Drug Free Zones, Mandatory Minimums, Rockefeller Drug Laws, Sentencing Guidelines)CultureArt, Celebrities, Counter-Culture, Music, Poetry/Literature, Television, TheaterDrug UseParaphernalia, ViolenceIntersecting IssuesCollateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Violence, Border, Budgets/Taxes/Economics, Business, Civil Rights, Driving, Economics, Education (College Aid), Employment, Environment, Families, Free Speech, Gun Policy, Human Rights, Immigration, Militarization, Money Laundering, Pregnancy, Privacy (Search and Seizure, Drug Testing), Race, Religion, Science, Sports, Women's IssuesMarijuana PolicyGateway Theory, Hemp, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Marijuana Industry, Medical MarijuanaMedicineMedical Marijuana, Science of Drugs, Under-treatment of PainPublic HealthAddiction, Addiction Treatment (Science of Drugs), Drug Education, Drug Prevention, Drug-Related AIDS/HIV or Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction (Methadone & Other Opiate Maintenance, Needle Exchange, Overdose Prevention, Pill Testing, Safer Injection Sites)Source and Transit CountriesAndean Drug War, Coca, Hashish, Mexican Drug War, Opium ProductionSpecific DrugsAlcohol, Ayahuasca, Cocaine (Crack Cocaine), Ecstasy, Heroin, Ibogaine, ketamine, Khat, Kratom, Marijuana (Gateway Theory, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Medical Marijuana, Hashish), Methamphetamine, New Synthetic Drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Stimulants), Nicotine, Prescription Opiates (Fentanyl, Oxycontin), Psilocybin / Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelics (LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Salvia Divinorum)YouthGrade School, Post-Secondary School, Raves, Secondary School