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Position Vacant: Campaign Coordinator

  • Part-time / Full-time 2-year contract
  • Responsible for ensuring the strength, ambition, and successful coordination of Penington Institute’s campaigns, including the globally renowned International Overdose Awareness Day
  • Make a positive […]
By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on Position Vacant: Campaign Coordinator

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 […]

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on 2022-23 Victorian Budget a missed opportunity: strong focus on healthcare but failure to properly fund harm reduction

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 […]

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute welcomes recommendations from the Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System

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 […]

By |March 29th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on 2022-23 Federal Budget prioritises national health emergency

Media release: Safe injecting room announcement will save more Victorian lives

Read Penington Institute’s media release in response to the Victorian Government’s decision to open a second Medically Supervised Injecting Room in the Melbourne CBD and extend the North Richmond […]

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Media release: Safe injecting room announcement will save more Victorian lives

COVID-19

Penington Institute is responding to the unfolding COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak by creating a series of informational resources for people who use drugs, their family and friends, and the sector.

These resources are […]

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on COVID-19

Overdose and Response in Victoria – Seminar

Frontline initiatives to prevent fatal overdose in Victoria

Deaths from unintentional overdose are growing.

These deaths are, by definition, preventable. However, there are no silver bullets – sophisticated and evidence-based responses are […]

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Overdose and Response in Victoria – Seminar