In July 1998 I presented a paper at the International Drug Prevention Symposium entitled "Challenging Orthodoxy in Australian Drug Policy."

In essence this paper examined the impact of the policy of harm minimisation (ie a policy which says we must accept the ongoing inevitability of drug abuse and find practical ways, funded by taxpayers, of making drug abuse as safe as possible) and exposed some interesting contradictions over the last ten years by the authors and originators of harm minimisation policy in Australia.

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