March 21st, 2007
Dr Alex Wodak, Director of Drug and Alcohol Services at St Vincent’s Hospital, on ABC 702:
VIRGINIA TRIOLI (ABC 702 presenter): Do you think the Greens are on the right track here with their [drug] policy?
DR WODAK: Yes, I do. Yes I do… the plain fact is that, whether we like it or not, the war on drugs has failed, and failed miserably… [ABC 702 Mornings 15 March 2007]
Dr Fares Samara, MD, FAChAM (Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addictions Medicine): “As a specialist in this field, I wholeheartedly support the Green Party’s policy on drugs and congratulate them for their courage and honesty… And also urge the other parties to have the same courage and adopt harm minimisation policies without hesitation.” Read the rest of this entry »
March 15th, 2007
Greens MP Lee Rhiannon yesterday rejected accusations that The Greens party supports the sale of the drug “ice” (crystal methamphetamine), instead laying the blame for the drug epidemic on the failed policies of the major parties.
“The allegation in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph that the Greens policy would allow people to buy unlimited amounts of the deadly drug ‘ice’ is totally false,” Ms Rhiannon said.
“The Greens policy does not support unlimited supply of any drug, least of all crystal methamphetamine.” Read the rest of this entry »
December 4th, 2006
With all the talk on climate change, greenhouse emissions, traffic congestion, childhood obesity and safety at school you would think that our councils and government would have whole departments supporting walking school buses.
But here in NSW, the premier state, there appears to be no council or government initiative directed at promoting or encouraging walking school buses. Such initiatives are left to individual schools and their P&Cs and it seems that no walking school buses operate in the whole of Sydney or the state of NSW.
So much for our politicians’ bleatings about looking after our children and the environment.
But that will change if Deputy Lord Mayor and Greens candidate for Sydney Chris Harris has his way. Read the rest of this entry »
September 30th, 2006
Hello to all who attended the community meeting last month at the Paddington Town Hall where we discussed the activities of Fox Studios and the airborne and waterborne emissions that are coming out of the site. See below, over the fold, for a summary of the information provided to the community by Dr Chris Winder & Dr Mark Donohoe.
If you didn’t attend the meeting or would like to hear the speakers again, recordings of the main speakers are provided here in MP3 format in two parts.
- Introductory remarks and then presentation by Dr Chris Winder: MP3 stream or MP3 download (35 MB)
- Presentation by Dr Mark Donohoe: MP3 stream or MP3 download
If you have further questions or observations I would be interested in hearing from you.
The meeting was held at Paddington Town Hall on August 17 betwen 6 and 9 p.m.
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