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The aim of this website is to create a safe and inclusive community for people who use drugs. We hope that by providing a space free from judgement and damaging stigmatisation and instead offering support and harm reduction education we can improve the health and wellbeing of our fellow Queenslanders and broader Australian Community.

We also wish to acknowledge the harm done to communities, families and individuals affected by punitive drug policies, to those who have lost their lives, families torn apart due to incarceration and those that face discrimination and stigma.

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Drug checking gets the green light [NEWS]

Pill testing gets the green light Published Saturday, 25 February, 2023 at 09:00 AM Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D’Ath Pill testing services to be allowed in Queensland for first time Services can contribute to reducing risks and harms associated with illicit drug use The government is working to finalise details … Continued

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Queensland to relax drug laws [NEWS]

Queensland to relax drug laws, implement three-strike rule for people carrying small amounts of drugs for personal use Drug laws in Queensland will be relaxed for anyone caught carrying small quantities of illicit substances like heroin, cocaine or ice, with users to be given three chances before facing a criminal charge. The offer to complete … Continued

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and First Nations peoples lands of where our offices are located in Meeanjin (Turrbal name for Brisbane CBD). We also acknowledge the First Nations peoples lands of our site visitors. We recognise that these have always been places of continued culture, teaching and learning.

We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within health services and the harm reduction community, by providing services that are culturally appropriate and safe.

As a health service we recognise the harm and destruction colonisation has had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aim to be as inclusive and welcoming to all communities from our large and diverse island home.