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Marijuana and Drug Driving Laws

Former Magistrate and advocate for changing drug driving laws David Heilpern is teaming up with Greens MP David Shoebridge for a webinar on roadside drug testing and you. “Have you recently been prescribed medicinal cannabis and want to understand your rights on the road? Do you want to learn more about the Roadside Drug Test …

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Marijuana and Drug Driving Laws

Drug detection dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown

Greater Sydney is under stay-at-home orders, fighting a recent outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 delta strain. However, NSW Police still have their drug sniffer dogs out. Last Thursday, a drug detection dog was doing its thing at Campbelltown railway station, checking essential workers for any trace of illicit substances. While the state follows medical advice …

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NSW Police Sniffer Dog during COVID

New penalties for drugged and drunk drivers

The NSW Government has introduced a new law aimed at drivers who are simultaneously under the influence of alcohol and drugs. For the first time, drink and drug driving offenders will now face a minimum licence disqualification period of twelve months for mid-range offences. For high-range offences, 18 months is the minimum licence disqualification period. …

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New penalties for drugged and drunk drivers

NSW Drug Court expands to Dubbo to tackle ice epidemic

The NSW Drug Court will expand to Dubbo in an effort to tackle the ice (crystal methamphetamine) epidemic that has swallowed regional communities. The court seeks to keep drug-dependent offenders out of prison and has achieved impressive results: the reoffending rate amongst participants is 17% lower than people outside the program. The court already exists …

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NSW Drug Court expands to Dubbo to tackle ice epidemic

SA Police replace cocaine with sugar, leading to acquittal

An Adelaide man has been acquitted of drug trafficking because police secretly replaced the cocaine hidden in a hollowed-out novel with icing sugar before the man collected the item. The parcel was sent from the UK to suburban Adelaide in 2019, with Australian Border Force (ABF) detecting an “anomaly” in the parcel. The parcel was …

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SA Police replace cocaine with sugar, leading to acquittal

Wellington corrections officer pleads guilty to cocaine supply

A corrections officer at Wellington jail in the state’s central west has plead guilty to cocaine supply and possessing unauthorised firearms. The 29 year old Dubbo man was caught supplying 25.1 grams of cocaine in the small town of Geurie, 30 kilometres east of Dubbo, on 5 May last year. On the same day, he …

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Wellington corrections officer pleads guilty to cocaine supply

Coffs Harbour man made cannabis oil to help suffering ex-soldiers, court hears

A Coffs Harbour man has plead guilty to one count of cultivating a cannabis plant, before explaining to the court that he does so to ease the suffering of his ex-defence colleagues. “I want you to know why I’m here,” the man told Magistrate Ian Rodgers. “This plant is for CBD oil. I’ve spent 21 …

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Man pleads guilty to cultivating marijuana plant

Ice Inquiry Commissioner deeply disappointed in NSW Government inadequate response

The Commissioner of the Ice Inquiry has criticised the NSW government for missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity for drug reform. Professor Dan Howard SC handed down the landmark report almost 15 months ago. However, the government has failed to adequately respond to the report. Five recommendations have been outright rejected by the Government, including pill testing …

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Ice Inquiry Commissioner deeply disappointed in NSW Government inadequate response

Over 5000 strip searched with nothing found still get permanent police record

Thousands of people have been left with a permanent police record after strip-searches, despite the searches coming up clean. Data from Redfern Legal Centre shows that between 2018 and 2020, over 5,500 people had their details recorded in the central police database after being strip-searched. Police found none of those people with anything illicit. Sixty-one …

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Over 5000 strip searched with nothing found still get permanent police record

From Prison to the Podium – The Clink returns with a tale of redemption

The Clink has returned in full swing for season three of the well-received podcast. Chris “tatted strength” Luera kicks off the season alongside host Brent Simpson. The Californian has spent many years behind bars. From gang life and drug abuse to competing for glory in fitness, Luera has risen to the top of his fitness …

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Chris Luera on The Clink Podcast
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