INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY 2018

31 August 2018

INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY: CALLS FOR GREATER FOCUS ON PREVENTION
& HARM REDUCTION

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm
reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day today. In particular, AIVL is calling for the
implementation of widespread peer distribution of the overdose reversal drug naloxone and support for supervised
injecting facilities.

The full media release may be found here.

AIVL WORLD HEPATITIS DAY ORATION 2018

24 July 2018

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY ORATION: RENEWED CALLS FOR NEEDLE
& SYRINGE PROGRAM IN ACT PRISON

Former ACT Health Minister and outgoing President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, Michael Moore AM, will be renewing calls for a Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) in the ACT’s prison when he delivers the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) World Hepatitis Day Oration. Around 100 people will be attending the event in Canberra.

The full media release and invitation can be viewed here.

FEDERAL BUDGET 2018

8 May 2018
HEALTH BUDGET: A GOOD START BUT MORE TO DO ON DRUG SUPPORT SERVICES

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) has welcomed some additional funding for drug treatment in
tonight’s Federal Budget but is disappointed that other key harm reduction measures have missed out. AIVL is calling
on the Australian Government to abandon its planned trial of drug testing for welfare recipients and redirect that
funding into frontline services in the wake of the Budget. AIVL is also calling for a stronger focus on people exiting
custodial settings to strengthen Australia’s efforts under the new national blood borne virus (BBV) and sexually
transmissible infections (STI) strategies.

The full media release may be found here.