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Supporting our vulnerable youth: Managing harmful substance abuse

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  COVID-19 has compounded the issue of youth drinking and drug abuse, writes Mike Davis, who talks about a new program that TaskForce is running which is designed to help.

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Senate Rejects Changes to Disability Support Pension

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 27th June 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for social services has welcomed the senate’s rejection of a proposal to deny people with a serious substance addiction access to the Disability Support Pension.…

Social Sector Calls for Drug Rehabilitation Over Punishment

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 15th May 2017 -  A peak body for Australia’s social sector has warned the government’s “punitive measures” to drug test welfare recipients is counter-intuitive and will have dire effects…

Research Centres to Target Substance Use and Suicide

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st January 2013 -  Two new national research centres have been launched into the most pressing mental health issues affecting the Australian community – substance use and suicide. The centres…
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