There is an overdose crisis going on in Australia. Is drug decriminalization the solution?

There is an overdose crisis going on in Australia.  Is drug decriminalization the solution?

In October, the ACT announced it had passed legislation decriminalizing possession of illegal drugs. It is the first jurisdiction in Australia to do so. “The ACT has led the nation with a progressive approach to reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs with a focus on distraction, access to treatment and rehabilitation, and reducing the … Read more

WA truck drivers would be caught driving on meth, without license plates in SA

WA truck drivers would be caught driving on meth, without license plates in SA

Two truck drivers have reported a number of driving violations after they were caught allegedly driving on meth, without license plates, proper registration or permits. Most important points: Two drivers have been reported after allegedly being found with meth in their systems Police say the trucks they drove had engine failures and unregistered trailers The … Read more

Memory of a Downtown Eastside Warrior

Memory of a Downtown Eastside Warrior

The last time Wayne Wapeemukwa spoke to Angel Gates, she reminisced about the movie they made together in 2014. And she was looking forward to making another movie with Wapeemukwa. Announcements, events and more from Tyee and select partners Come to our launch of Geoff Dembicki’s ‘The Petroleum Papers’ It is one of the ‘most … Read more

Nicole McGuinness, who killed Joanne Lillecrapp, gets third chance at release after drug offences

Nicole McGuinness, who killed Joanne Lillecrapp, gets third chance at release after drug offences

A woman who dismembered another woman before burying her under a strawberry field in Adelaide in 2001 will be eligible for release in two months. Most important points: Nicole McGuinness was released after 18 years in prison for the murder of Joanne Lillecrapp She violated her parole by using drugs Ms Lillecrapp’s dismembered remains were … Read more