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New poll shows most New Zealanders support change in drug laws

26 Jun 2022

The polling shows support for removing criminal penalties and increasing education, treatment, and other health-based approaches.

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Drug Foundation on Budget ‘22: Good, not transformative

19 May 2022

Drug Foundation welcomes health focus in 2022 budget, but would like to see a shift away from treating drugs as a criminal issue.

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Budget '22 chance to move away from failed approaches to drugs

12 May 2022

The NZ Drug Foundation says Budget 2022 is a chance for the Government to fund effective health-based approaches to drugs, instead of continuing with failed policies from the past.

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Methamphetamine programme needs funding and expansion

27 Apr 2022

The NZ Drug Foundation says the Govt urgently needs to increase funding for a successful methamphetamine programme and expand it throughout the country following the release of new Police wastewater data.

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New report shows drug approach continuing to cause harm

22 Feb 2022

NEW: Our State of The Nation shows too many people are suffering harm and our drug laws are often compounding the problem

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Drugs snapshot shows system grossly failing Māori across the board

22 Feb 2022

A new report shows that New Zealand’s approach to drugs is leading to grossly unequitable outcomes for Māori across the board.

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Too many people are dying from preventable overdoses

15 Feb 2022

New report: Too many people are dying from preventable overdoses and Aotearoa lacks the interventions that could stop them

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Michael Baker says NZ’s drug policies have hampered Covid response

9 Dec 2021

The response has been undermined by “war on drugs” policies that have fuelled marginalisation and stigma .

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Passage of drug checking law a moment to celebrate

23 Nov 2021

New drug checking law marks a huge moment in the history of preventing drug harm in New Zealand.

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Review continues to strengthen the case for decriminalisation

16 Nov 2021

An interim review of 2019 changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act which increased police discretion shows we still haven’t got our drug laws right. Sarah Helm comments.

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Global Drug Policy Index shows opportunity for NZ to be world leader

8 Nov 2021

The latest Global Drug Policy Index report highlights key areas where the country must improve in order to address inequity and be a world leader.

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Major change to drug laws still needed despite Police report showing some progress

8 Nov 2021

A recent Police report into the impact of drug law changes shows that despite some improvement, huge inequities remain.