EP196 - 2019 Budget & AOD Media Watch

Sunday, 7 April 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nick and Ash discuss the week in drug policy, events, campaigns and news.


CEO of the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) Melanie Walker to talk about the implications of the 2019 federal budget (under Scott Morrison, about one month out from a federal election) and how Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector organisation would be faring. Read the AIVL response here.

Founder of AOD Media Watch Dr. Stephen Bright joins the program to talk about the recently launched Mindframe Guidelines for reporting on Alcohol and Other Drug issues.

PhD candidate Liam Engels speaks with Ash about a recent Herald Sun article, 'DEALERS LIKENED TO ‘TERRORISTS’ IN WAR ON DRUGS' (paywalled), in context with our discussion with Dr. Bright about how language can feed into policy responses and law.