2nd Apr 2020
A moratorium on drug offences and help for the homeless are needed to keep all Tasmanians safe during this public health emergency, according to the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
18th Mar 2020
Legislation introduced in the Victorian parliament today to expand the Drug Court, which has been running from Dandenong and Melbourne magistrates courts, to Shepparton, Ballarat and the County Court has been welcomed by the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
14th Nov 2019
Greg Barns welcomes the ACT government decriminalising cannabis possession, and calls for cannabis law reform across Australia.
8th Nov 2019
The number of people harmed or killed by drug use will be reduced if the Deputy State Coroner’s recommendations regarding personal drug use are implemented, and governments around Australia, not just NSW, must revamp drug laws to save lives says the Australian Lawyers Alliance.
Pill testing: lawyers commend Hobart Council and call on state government to reconsider its position23rd Jul 2019
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) today commended Hobart City Council’s decision to endorse pill testing at festivals.
24th May 2019
Current drug driving testing laws are not supported by science and are not fair to drivers who can lose their license with no evidence of impaired driving.
6th Feb 2019
Politicians need to take advice from health professionals, not police, on the question of pill testing, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today following reservations expressed by Health Minister Michael Ferguson.
23rd Jan 2019
Criminal and law enforcement responses to the use of illicit drugs at music festivals are failing, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today in a letter sent to the NSW Premier calling for the implementation of pill testing trials.
22nd Nov 2018
The ALA has given its support to the Tasmanian Greens’ Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018 being tabled today.
27th Sep 2018
In the event that new legislation permitting searches for internally concealed drugs is passed in NSW, criminal lawyers and their clients will have to adjust to a changing legal landscape very quickly.