Calls for a dramatic change in the way we tackle problematic ice use in rural and regional communities

Launch of a new local, community-controlled response  On Friday 24 February Penington Institute launched a new GP-centred, local model to address problematic ice use in rural and regional Australia. Working with partners in Mansfield, Victoria, Penington Institute is calling for a drastic change of mindset across rural and regional communities. “Due to funding and isolation, the current response to ice [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Penington Institute congratulates Victorian Government on naloxone announcement

Penington Institute commends Minister for Mental Health the Hon Martin Foley MP for his announcement to widen access to opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone. CEO of Penington Institute, John Ryan said: “The Andrews Labor Government is to be congratulated for its decision to help save lives through their subsidisation of the cost of naloxone to drug users or families struggling [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Change of Auditor for Penington Institute

Our auditor, Alan Muir advised the Board of Directors that he would be retiring from the firm Haines Muir Hill on 30th June 2016 and that he would cease to be our auditor as of that date.   Following this advice the Board appointed the firm Haines Muir Hill as Auditor which was confirmed at the AGM on the 7th November [...]

November 22nd, 2016|

Latest edition of the Anex Bulletin now online

The Anex Bulletin is a specialty publication for workers in Australia’s needle and syringe programs (NSPs). Edition 1 of volume 13 is now available online. This edition has a feature on the new Direct Acting Antiviral treatments for Hepatitis C, a story on the Terumo equipment issue, reflections on International Overdose Awareness Day, and much more. We also profile the [...]

September 29th, 2016|

Opinion: Fear and loathing: stereotyping drug users has become a deadly matter

By SJ Finn In 1746, drinking coffee was on the rise in Sweden. Officials weren’t happy, calling coffeehouses ‘dens of subversion where malcontents planned revolts’. King Frederick issued an edict against ‘the misuses and excesses’ of coffee drinking, only to be outdone by his successor, Gustav III, who banned coffee altogether in 1756. […]

August 31st, 2016|