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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 [...]

2016-11-22T10:28:59+11:00November 22nd, 2016|

Latest edition of The Bulletin now online

The 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 NSP [...]

2020-12-10T11:11:55+11:00September 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. […]

2016-08-31T14:14:54+10:00August 31st, 2016|

Opinion: Time for truth on overdose

By John Ryan, CEO Penington Institute Fatal overdoses are now higher than at any time in the last ten years and are getting dramatically worse. Country people are the worse off, with a shocking 83 per cent increase in accidental drug overdose since 2008. The people who are dying are mostly people in their 30s to 50s, each death a [...]

2016-08-31T14:13:15+10:00August 31st, 2016|

A national scandal: deaths from overdose continue to climb

Biggest growth among men, the middle aged and regional/rural Australians. Many of us have a view in our minds when we think of people who die of a drug overdose – an inner-city, street-based heroin user, probably young, likely homeless. Released today, a new national report by Penington Institute - Australia's Annual Overdose Report 2016 - has revealed that this [...]

2016-08-29T06:00:54+10:00August 29th, 2016|

100,000 overdose deaths per year: “shameful”

Call for global action on overdose awareness and prevention Each year at least 100,000 people die of accidental overdose. That’s the equivalent of a large sporting crowd and more people than attend the Super Bowl or the World Cup Final. There are no front pages, no fanfare and no crisis meetings of governments. These people are remembered by their families [...]

2020-12-10T11:18:02+11:00August 26th, 2016|