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AMA calls for 'mature conversation' over decriminalising drugs to reduce harms

AMA calls for 'mature conversation' over decriminalising drugs to reduce harms

The President of the Australian Medical Association in WA says he will continue to push the debate over decriminalisation of drugs and how drug users are treated.

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MPs to be allowed conscience vote on historic vote to decriminalise abortion

A conscience vote on abortion legislation will be allowed in the NSW upper house tomorrow but Liberal MPs who support the decriminalisation of abortion say they will not support it in its current form.

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Reducing drug harm through decriminalisation and regulation makes good sense

We are not advocating the misuse of dangerous substances. We are motivated by harm minimisation.

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Kennett backs drug decriminalisation as heroin deaths spike in Victoria

Kennett backs drug decriminalisation as heroin deaths spike in Victoria

Victoria's once hard-line conservative premier Jeff Kennett says he has "come a long way" on drug policy, and has backed a new report calling for the decriminalisation of some drugs, including cannabis and ecstasy.

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Former top cops want 'white market' in illicit drugs

Former top cops want 'white market' in illicit drugs

A new report into drug-related deaths proposes the decriminalisation of drug use in Australia and a regulated "white market" to put drug dealers out of business.

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A frontline voice for drug decriminalisation

A frontline voice for drug decriminalisation

A professor who has been at the forefront of providing health care vulnerable people around Sydney's Kings Cross for 30 years is calling for drug use to be decriminalised.

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Protesters fight domestic violence law changes in shadows of Russia's conservative push

Protesters fight domestic violence law changes in shadows of Russia's conservative push

Russians opposed to the decriminalisation of domestic violence say they have not given up hope of bringing in a new law to protect women. But they are up against changing cultural norms that are seeing Russia become increasingly conservative.

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Queensland abortion decriminalisation bills withdrawn

A debate to decriminalise abortion in Queensland is cancelled and the issue postponed until at least the next term of Parliament, after LNP MPs indicated they would not support the proposal.

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	National Trust hosts LGBTQ heritage tour in London

National Trust hosts LGBTQ heritage tour in London

The National Trust tour, which visits buildings that once housed illegal gay clubs, including The Caravan, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.

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WA Greens push to decriminalise drug use

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has called for the decriminalisation of drug possession for personal use while campaigning in Perth for the WA election.

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The 'war on drugs' has failed, and Australia must change its policies

''The Age'' has for years been arguing that prohibition should be dumped in favour of a harm minimisation strategy based on decriminalisation, regulation and education.

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Sex workers want full decriminalisation in NT

Sex workers want full decriminalisation in NT

Sex workers in the Northern Territory will be significantly safer if the industry is decriminalised, and the Northern Territory Government holds true to its promise to review the legislation, peak bodies say.

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Sex worker rights, party drug testing backed by Tasmanian Labor members

Sex worker rights, party drug testing backed by Tasmanian Labor members

Decriminalisation of sex work and pill testing at music events gets some support at the ALP's state conference in Tasmania.

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Abortion reform: Why has Parliament dragged the chain?

The decriminalisation of abortion is as close as it has ever been to a serious parliamentary debate.

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