Drug Free Australia's Position Statement Against Illicit Drug Legalisation, Regulation and Decriminalisation is supported by more than 205 affiliates and 150 individuals in 57 countries, for quick access to the web site of the affiliates that have logos please click on the 126 NGO's on the Logo page which shows the great strength of the World Wide Drug Prevention NGO's. This number is growing daily. We support a balanced and humane illicit drug policy that aims at primary prevention and recovery-based treatment and rehabilitation. This can never be achieved if illicit drugs are condoned through their legalisation.  Legalisation equates to ‘regulation’ in the illicit drug context. There is a maxim that remains constant - 'availability, accessibility and permissibility will increase consumption’ The Position Statement is available here Browse the growing list of supporters and NGOs supporting this Position Statement.

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By: Loke Kok Fai

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Masagos Zulkifli urges participants at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Forum Against Drugs to work with their governments to "put across a clear and unequivocal position" at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem.

It is disappointing to see both former Premier Kennett and Dr Wodak being highly critical of the new Task Force being established to combat the Ice Epidemic in Australia, as reported in several news media last weekend including ‘The Age’.

by Tim Priest

FOR more than five years now, I’ve thought we as a nation have lost the war on drugs — not because it is unwinnable, but because governments, state and federal, have lost the resolve to fight on.

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