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Australian harm reduction measures only ‘moderately adequate’

Australia ranks relatively highly in the new Global Policy Index. But that ranking flatters Australia’s harm reduction efforts.
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National Health Amendment Bill 2021: More transparency and community consultation needed

AIVL calls on Parliament to allow for greater consultation before the PBS Bill 2021 is passed.
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World Aids Day 2021: We pay tribute to our predecessors

This World AIDS Day (1 December 2021), AIVL is honouring the work of all those who came before us.
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Renewed calls for NSPs in prisons ahead of Drug Users Day

AIVL and Hepatitis Australia highlight international calls for NSPs in prisons, along with a greater focus on harm reduction initiatives.
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No significant BBV/STI or AOD measures in Health Budget

AIVL has expressed disappointment there is little evidence of new investment in the AOD, BBV and STI sectors in the 2019 Health Budget.
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Overdose Awareness Day: Calls for greater focus on harm reduction

AIVL is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day.
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AOD sector urges governments to seize opportunity to make long-lasting reforms

The AOD sector calls on governments to make permanent or expand on reforms introduced during the pandemic.
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AIVL World Hepatitis Day Event 2020

Leading drug and infectious disease organisations unite to discuss COVID-19 impact on hepatitis C elimination in Australia on World Hepatitis Day.
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The Juice – Information for Safer Gains

Hepatitis Australia/ AIVL joint project ‘The Juice’ is a dedicated resource for people who use performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs).
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Harm Reduction International Conference postponed to 2023

The HR23 conference will be held in Melbourne in partnership with AIVL and other harm reduction service providers.
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International Drug Users Day: UN calls for an end to criminalisation

AIVL is calling on governments to heed calls from the UN for an end to criminalisation on International Drug Users Day.
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Government defies logic on welfare drug testing

The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 seeks to introduce drug testing for welfare recipients.
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Mandatory testing of welfare recipients pointless given absence of treatment services

AIVL has expressed frustration at the revival of Australian Government plans to impose drug testing on welfare recipients.
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International Overdose Awareness Day: Calls for greater focus on prevention and harm reduction

AIVL is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day.
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Stigma and Discrimination Online Training Module developed

AIVL has developed the ‘A Normal Day’ training module to improve comms between health professionals and people who use illicit drugs.
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New BBV/STI & AOD measures feature in Health Budget

AIVL has welcomed additional investments in BBV, STIs and AOD initiatives flagged in tonight’s Federal Budget.
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Peak health and community organisations pleased with new national BBV and STI strategies

Peak community organisations today welcomed the release of five new BBV and STI strategies by the Australian Government.
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Custodial settings and decriminalisation of sex work feature in new BBV & STI strategies

AIVL and Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association welcome the release of five new BBV and STI strategies.
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Broad support for 12 month extension to opt-out period for ‘My Health Record’

AIVL wants to extend the opt-out period for the government’s ‘My Health Record’ by 12 months.
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International Drug Users Day

AIVL is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day.
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Victorian safe injecting facility announcement

AIVL has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to trial a medically supervised injecting room in North Richmond.
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International Overdose Awareness Day 2017

AIVL is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day.
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CAHMA service community event to mark World Hepatitis Day 2017

CAHMA, The Connection and AIVL are hosting a community event to open CAHMA and The Connection’s new premises in Belconnen.
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Report calls for NSPs in prisons to address hepatitis C in Australia

New report from AIVL looks at the needs of people living with Hepatitis C after leaving custodial settings in Australia.
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Federal Budget 2018: A good start but more to do on drug support services

AIVL has welcomed more funding for drug treatment in the Budget but is disappointed other harm reduction measures have missed out.
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International Overdose Awareness Day 2018

AIVL is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day.
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Custodial setting and hepatitis C report released

The report makes recommendations for improving hepatitis C treatment for people within or exiting custodial settings.
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Enhancing NSP service delivery

The Enhancing NSP Service Delivery project aims to strengthen Australia’s NSP system through a peer-led best practice framework.