Effective, just, humane drug policies

Reducing the potential harms associated with drug use and drug policies

Advocating for a more affordable, accessible and equitable Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) in Australia.

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Advocating for and providing evidence-based pill testing services Australia-wide.

Advocating for drug driving and medicinal cannabis reforms that are fair, equal and improve public health.

Take part in Australia’s first online harm reduction course.

The HRA National Harm Reduction Forum is an online event for important conversations on harm reduction

and drug policy reform. This year’s forum will focus on current gaps in the response and areas for innovation

in harm reduction and drug policy reform in Australia.

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HRA has a commitment to making change happen. Here’s some of our outcomes.

Led a national advocacy campaign that resulted in ground-breaking reforms to the affordability of the Opioid Treatment Program for over 50,000 Australians

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Conducted Australia’s first legal pill testing trial at a festival in the ACT in 2018 and delivered the first festival-based pill testing service in Qld in 2024

Led nationwide campaign to reform current discriminatory drug driving laws against people prescribed medicinal cannabis 

Advocated on the negative impacts of workplace drug testing for people prescribed medicinal cannabis

News

Synthetic Opioid Detected in Broadmeadows Deaths – Time for Action to Prevent Further Deaths

Police investigating the deaths of four people in Broadmeadows on 25 June 2024, have now revealed that a synthetic opioid was detected in the bodies of all four people. Investigations are ongoing, and although Victoria Police have ruled out fentanyl, they have confirmed that preliminary tests found the presence of a synthetic opioid. Harm Reduction…

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New Report Exposes Chronic Under-funding of Life Saving Harm Reduction Services

Executive Director, Dr Annie Madden AO said “this first report in the ‘drug budget’ series in over a decade exposes the ‘clay feet’ of Australian drug policy. For decades Australian governments have sold the lie that Australia’s National Drug Strategy is based on a balanced approach to addressing illicit drug use across supply, demand and…

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Victorian medicinal cannabis patients will be allowed behind the wheel to test road safety

The Australian Legal Alliance (ALA) has also called for the prosecution of medicinal cannabis patients who are driving while unimpaired to be paused while the trial is undertaken. ALA national president Shaun Marcus said drivers were being prosecuted merely for having a substance in their body rather than potentially dangerous impaired driving. “That is not…

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