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Media release
Feb 7
2011

Public encouraged to speak up on alcohol law reform

7 Feb 2011

New Zealand is on the brink of some of the most significant amendments to its alcohol laws, but communities need to speak up about their desire for change.

Media release
Sep 16
2010

Why such a weak response to restricting alcohol marketing?

16 Sep 2010

While the Government is proposing to adopt, in part or whole, the majority of the Law Commission’s 153 recommendations for alcohol law reform, among those that it has rejected are some of the most effective policy levers to reduce alcohol-r

Media release
Aug 18
2010

“The drugs just didn’t work anymore” – Drug websites put a human face on addiction

18 Aug 2010

“I don’t want to go back down that road. It’s very dark, very messy, and very lonely in spite of the fact it feels so loving, and so nice, and so social at the time.”…

Media release
May 12
2010

Price matters – Why the Government should reconsider its stance on raising alcohol excise tax

12 May 2010

In light of the industry’s ongoing brazen attempts to seduce and recruit new generations of drinkers with pocket-money priced booze, our Government’s rejection of the Law Commission’s proposal to raise alcohol excise tax is irresponsible.

Media release
Apr 28
2010

Well done on tobacco tax Prime Minister. Why not for alcohol?

28 Apr 2010

The Drug Foundation added its support to the Government’s surprise announcement of an increase in the tobacco excise tax effective from tonight, but says that decision puts the Prime Minister’s rejection of an excise increase for alcohol in

Media release
Apr 27
2010

Kiwis urged to have their say on alcohol law reform

27 Apr 2010

Concerned Kiwis and community groups are being urged to join the debate about alcohol law reform following the release of the Law Commission’s report today.

Media release
Mar 3
2010

Why sensible suggestions on drug law should not be ignored

3 Mar 2010

The government’s initial response to the Law Commission’s report on drug law reform is disappointing. Minister of Justice Simon Power’s declaration that there’s not a single, solitary chance he will be relaxing drug laws is symptomatic of t

Media release
Feb 11
2010

Modernising New Zealand’s drug law

11 Feb 2010

New Zealand’s drug law has been rejected as obsolete and out-of-touch by the Law Commission in its review - Controlling and Regulating Drugs - released for pubic consultation today.

Media release
Oct 14
2009

Main point of meth plan missed

14 Oct 2009

The New Zealand Drug Foundation today expressed its strong support for the Government’s “Tackling methamphetamine” action plan, saying the it represents an important first step in rebalancing New Zealand’s approach to reducing drug harm.

Media release
Sep 10
2009

Survey reveals drug driving concern

10 Sep 2009

Results from the Drug Foundation’s survey into driving and drugs suggest “cannabis driving” is a serious road safety issue in New Zealand.

Media release
Feb 19
2009

Law & health must co-operate to reduce drug harm

19 Feb 2009

A visiting British drug expert told the Healthy Drug Law Symposium in Wellington today that health and law enforcement professionals would best protect individuals and communities from drug harm by working together.

Media release
Feb 19
2009

Harsh cannabis laws defy good sense

19 Feb 2009

Drug legislation and policy tend to focus too much on enforcement and tough-talk and too little on evidence about what really works, a visiting expert told the Healthy Drug Law Symposium in Wellington today. The result is often irrational l