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2022-23 Victorian Budget a missed opportunity: strong focus on healthcare but failure to properly fund harm reduction

Penington Institute believes the marginal investment in drug and alcohol treatment and support services in the 2022-23 Victorian State Budget is a missed opportunity that undermines Victoria’s harm minimisation response to the impact of drugs in the community. Penington Institute CEO, John Ryan said that while the investment in some new treatment initiatives in regional and rural Victoria was welcome, [...]

2022-05-04T13:17:23+10:00May 4th, 2022|

2022-23 Victorian Budget a missed opportunity: strong focus on healthcare but failure to properly fund harm reduction

Penington Institute believes the marginal investment in drug and alcohol treatment and support services in the 2022-23 Victorian State Budget is a missed opportunity that undermines Victoria’s harm minimisation response to the impact of drugs in the community. Penington Institute CEO, John Ryan said that while the investment in some new treatment initiatives in regional and rural Victoria was welcome, [...]

2022-05-04T13:12:40+10:00May 4th, 2022|

Sian joined Penington Institute in March 2022 as the Director of Strategic Communications. She is a multifaceted communications professional with experience spanning across the not-for-profit, academic, and corporate sectors. Sian has a particular interest in the translation and communication of research into evidence-based policy and practice change. Her commitment to social equity was reinforced during her time working in [...]

2022-04-02T22:21:44+11:00April 2nd, 2022|

Penington Institute welcomes recommendations from the Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System

Penington Institute commends the work of the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee on this important report and encourages the Victorian Government to consider all recommendations, in further consultation with stakeholders. Many of the Committee’s findings align with Penington Institute’s own research findings and experience working with frontline workers. Here we highlight six recommendations from the report, which are [...]

2022-04-04T09:59:51+10:00March 30th, 2022|

2022-23 Federal Budget prioritises national health emergency

Penington Institute welcomes the Australian Government’s important investment in drug and alcohol treatment and support services in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, including the roll-out of a national Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program. Penington Institute CEO, John Ryan congratulated the Australian Government on this investment, highlighting the national and global health emergency presented by overdose. “Unintentional death from overdose in Australia [...]

2022-04-04T10:03:17+10:00March 29th, 2022|