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Blog post from Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Nicholas Cowdery QC, was previously the Director of Public Prosecutions in New South Wales. Here he gives an overview of recent illicit drug-use data, research into harm-minimisation strategies and the publication of Alternatives to prohibition: illicit drugs; how we can stop killing and criminalising young Australians, produced by Australian 21.

Australia 21 is a not for profit research company which specialises in addressing some of the difficult issues facing Australia. Their approach is guided by evidence and they are not aligned with any political party.

You can find plain language information about alcohol and other drugs on the Drug Info website and specific information about drugs and the law in NSW. If you are looking for more information about drug offences, you can find information on the Find Legal Answers Drugs page.