Harm reduction, as a key harm minimisation strategy developed in response to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, relies on one simple concept. Respect.
In the wake of the overdose deaths at the Defqon.1 electronic dance music festival in Penrith this last weekend, it's worth taking some time to consider what solutions exist to prevent such deaths and related injuries in the future.
Our brave reporter sets out on a journey of self-discovery as a routine trip home turns into a waking nightmare aboard a suburban train. Life will never be the same.
Do you struggle with the idea of having to run the gauntlet of rabid political party enthusiasts? Do you wish you could let them down gently, or maybe with a snappy comeback to their t-shirt slogan? PRESENTING: Dean's lines for rejecting and refusing how-to-vote cards - Sorry, I'm allergic to bullshit. - If you touch … Continue reading How To Refuse How-to-vote Cards
Remember the glory days of Australian politics? When hating the Greens was as Australian as disparaging Asians or beating your wife? When most people voted based on ill-informed loyalties rather than the policies of those they elected? A time when the media had yet to expose the self-serving antics of State MPs and the public … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
There lies an inherent danger in voting for minority parties in the state election next year. The largest problem is that for many of the small parties in next year's election, their needs would be better served as a lobby group; in fact, the Australian Cyclists Party IS a lobby group, one that is seeking … Continue reading NSW Election 2015: Small Parties, Smaller Minds
Today, there is a five-year-old boy in the ICU of a major hospital. He has been on life support for the last week and his doctors say that now, all they can do is wait for his immune system to respond. He has chicken pox and is going to die. His parents do not believe … Continue reading Vaccinate Your Goddamned Kids
"Shocking" news this week as state and federal governments slash public health funding in the run to the EOFY. But the media won't report it because it's not an official policy. It's a directive issued to allow healthier looking budgets. Yet the NSW Coalition continues to poll well ahead of the problematic ALP. What can … Continue reading Enough Is Enough
Yesterday Barry O'Farrell, the endless fount of wisdom that he is, announced new laws designed to curb this "recent spate of alcohol-fuelled violence", including restricted trading, lock-outs, and mandatory minimum sentencing. While everyone seems to be reacting to the new alcohol laws, I have this to say, BOO-FREAKING-HOO. If you're still out and needing to … Continue reading Someone Needs To “Coward Punch” Some Sense Into The NSW Government