How the drug war targets the most vulnerable

My interview in the Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age on the drug war and my new book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, by Kerrie O’Brien: The Morrison Government’s plan to drug test welfare recipients is counterproductive, futile and immoral, says Antony Loewenstein, who has spent the past five years researching the…

Legalising and regulating all drugs is the solution

My essay appears in this week’s Sydney Morning Herald: The only way to ensure a safer Australian society is to legalise and regulate all drugs. This could save lives, earn huge revenue for the state and diminish the power of criminal gangs that make billions of dollars annually from the production and sale of illicit…

Getting past the drug addicted myths

My following book review appears in the Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age today: Addicted? How Addiction Affects Every One of Us and What We Can Do About It Matt Noffs and Kieran Palmer HarperCollins, $32.99 When the Australian Greens recently called for the legalisation and regulation of cannabis, following moves in countless US states, Uruguay and…