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A new model for drug law in Aotearoa New Zealand

We want to see a complete overhaul of our drug laws. Here's our proposed new model, which we've just launched at our Through the maze: Healthy drug law Symposium . Read. Share. Comment.

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Out now! Matters of Substance July mag

Read the latest news, features, and opinion in our latest magazine. Festival drug checking, alcohol law, painkiller prescribing, interlock devices, and much more are covered.

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Drivers of Change

The election's over, and we’re none the wiser. But maybe change is driven from the backbenches anyway, writes Emma Espiner in this sneak preview from our soon-to-be published Matters of Substance. Enjoy!

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