Who we are:

Drug Free Australia is a peak body, representing organizations and individuals who value the health and wellbeing of our nation. It plays a key role as a community voice, staying in touch with every day Australians - families and young people - via newsletters, community forums and the media, to ensure a clear message of healthy, drug free lifestyles is assured for generations to come. 

Drug Free Australia’s position Statement

A balanced, humane drug policy where law enforcement, combined with well-resourced education and public health practice, together with international cooperation, will help us reap the benefits of effective prevention and demand reduction initiatives.

Appeasement to the seductive chorus of calls for decriminalisation will only lead to greater uptake of illicit drug use. Those who offer this panacea of legalisation coupled with regulation have yet to demonstrate any practical means of regulation and should be held to account.

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Central Issues for the
Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis Bill 2018

  1. Proponents of the 2018 Commonwealth Cannabis bill incorrectly claim that cannabis causes less individual harm than alcohol or tobacco
  2. Recognising the harms caused by drugs, Australians want less illicit drug use, not more, with 86% not approving the regular use of cannabis
  3. Claims that taxation will cover the cost of the harms are false
  4. There has been strong international and community support for ‘saving people from themselves’ for more than 100

Downlaod Document

Drug Watch Citizen’s Petition to the Drug Enforcement Administration clearly shows DEA failure to prevent the diversion of-millions of doses of controlled substances.  The inability of the government to curtail the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse was as much the fault of obsolete surveillance systems as the fault of an industry that ignored laws that until 2005 were rarely, if ever enforced.  It is time to enlist advanced information technology to address commercial diversion of controlled substances. 

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