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Position Vacant: Senior Policy Officer

(full-time/part-time)

Penington Institute, an independent and not-for-profit organisation, actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity. It does so through thought leadership, community education, […]

By |October 13th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Position Vacant: Senior Policy Officer

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

Australia’s annual overdose report 2019 released

The toll of unintentional overdose deaths in Australia: Penington Institute

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019 reveals that unintentional overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia.

The continued growth in unintentional […]

By |August 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Australia’s annual overdose report 2019 released