About Anex Bulletin

The Anex Bulletin is a specialty publication for workers in Australia’s needle and syringe programs (NSPs).

Penington Institute is funded by the Federal Department of Health to produce the Anex Bulletin. The Bulletin will be published every four months. For the first time, the Bulletin is being published in an electronic format – with the aim of capitalising on technology to reach more NSP workers across Australia.

Editorial Reference Panel

  • Jude Bevan – WA Health
  • Phil Hull – ACT Health
  • Robert Kemp – Queensland Health
  • Stephen Lymb – Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
  • David Decolongon – NT Department of Health
  • Myf Briggs – Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
  • Paul Maher – Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
  • Gary Gahan – NSW Health

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Penington Institute

Penington Institute is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use which promote safety and human dignity. Penington Institute connects substance use research to practical action and supports Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) and other evidence-based approaches to reduce drug-related harm.


The Anex Bulletin is published by Penington Institute and funded by the Australian Government. The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or Penington Institute.

Penington Institute takes no responsibility for loss or damage that may result from any actions taken based on materials within the Anex Bulletin and does not indemnify readers against any damage incurred.

Copyright © 2018

All rights reserved. All written material in this publication may be reproduced with the following citation: “Reprinted from vol. 15, ed. 2 of Anex Bulletin, published by Penington Institute, with credit to the author(s).”

Editor-in-Chief: John Ryan
Editor: Sophie Marcard
Design and layout: Green Scribble

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ISSN: 1447-7483