The creation of Harm Reduction Australia is a timely and wonderful step forward. Bringing together voices that come from different disciplines and experience can only help to improve outcomes in regard to drug use for all Australians. Overdue, but more relevant than ever, Harm Reduction Australia fills a vital gap in the discourse on drugs, pulling together nuanced voices for the purpose of contributing to the discussion, both here and overseas.
SJ Finn (Finn) is the Founder of International Overdose Awareness Day. She has worked in the field of harm reduction since 1998. She can be found at www.sjfinn.com or the St Kilda (VIC, AUSTRALIA) Needle and Syringe Program.