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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

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

“I asked to go back to jail” – No regulations for rehab centres

Women are speaking out about the conditions of a rehabilitation centre in Sydney where leaders follow the fundamentalist Christian practice of speaking in tongues. As part of bail conditions, often those impacted by addiction are sent into a rehabilitation centre as a way to attempt to curb their addictions and to avoid going into prison. …

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Unregulated rehabilitation centres worse than jail

Three strike system for possession of drugs proposed by NSW Government

The NSW Government is considering a proposal where people found with a small amount of an illicit drug would be subject to a three-strike system before being charged. Initial reports suggested that NSW was going to decriminalise personal use of drugs altogether, however, the Government quickly clarified that they wouldn’t go down this path. The …

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3 strike system proposed for personal drug use

Mahmood Fazal this week on The Clink

This week on The Clink, we hear an incredible story of redemption from gang-member turned young writer, Mahmood Fazal. A high-ranking member of the Mongols motorcycle club, his drug-fuelled life was rudely shaken when his mate was shot dead in his own home. With friends made up of dealers, ex-prisoners and bikie gang members, Mahmood …

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Mongols bikie gang-member turned young writer, Mahmood Fazal.

Young people, criminal records and employment discrimination

Marrickville Legal Centre is hosting a free webinar on young people, criminal records and employment discrimination. The webinar will take place tomorrow, Friday, November 6 at 1 pm. The webinar will focus on changes in legislation, and the impact on young people trying to move on with their lives. “In recent years we have seen …

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Marrickville Legal Centre is hosting a free webinar on young people, criminal records and employment discrimination.

Former prison escapee turned journalist – Part 2 of The Clink

Bernie Matthews on his story of redemption – The Clink Bernie Matthews  is a convicted bank robber and prison escapee turned journalist. Convicted on two counts of armed robbery, possession of a submachine gun, and larceny of motor vehicles, Matthews spent a large portion of his time behind bars. In 1970, Matthews escapes before his …

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Bernie Matthews on the Clink

Push for Pill Testing after Defqon.1 Deaths

An annual music festival has ended with the tragic deaths of two young people and several people hospitalised for suspected drug overdoses. Defqon.1, a Sydney hardstyle music festival, was held over the weekend attracting a crowd of over 30,000. Police reported up to 700 people seeking help from medical staff at the music festival. Ten …

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More Medically Supervised Injecting Centres Required

The Australian Government needs to be proactive in tackling the issue of drug overdoses. Data shows that between 2011 and 2015 there were 2145 opiate drug related deaths (e.g. oxycodone, morphine, codeine etc.). Coroner speaks out about the lack of medically supervised injecting centres Drug users are stigmatised and marginalised. They may be forced to inject in …

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Peter O’Brien on Current Issues in Juvenile Justice

The Northern Territory is not alone when it comes to flagrant human rights abuses against some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Cases like Udin Sarfin’s and Saiful Baco’s illustrate the Commonwealth’s preparedness to put political expediency and populism before its concerns for basic civil liberties, including commitments under the United Nations Convention …

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Peter O'Brien solicitor on 60 Minutes
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