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Psychedelic Media Watch

DMT is becoming more popular in Australia (www.news.com.au)

This article is re-published from AOD Media Watch with permission. Read the original here. This story, written by Olivia Lambert, not only contains significant misinformation, she cites no evidence to indicate that there has even been an increase in the use of this drug in Australia despite a headline suggesting that there has. In fact, her key […]

Zero Tolerance crackdowns and harm minimisation have mutually exclusive goals

This article is re-published from AOD Media Watch with permission. Read the original here. On Saturday 17 of June, the Herald Sun published what they claim was an exclusive interview with Police Minister Lisa Neville. They “revealed” that ‘Police [were] to get new “stop and search” powers to stamp out drugs at dance festivals’. Without any Bill […]

Fact Check: Would shortening the length of Rainbow Serpent Festival reduce harm?

This article is re-published from AOD Media Watch with permission. Read the original here Hannah Francis from The Age wrote a piece entitled “Police want to cut length of Rainbow Serpent Festival following death of 22-year-old”. How would a shorter festival have prevented this tragedy and might doing so actually increase harm? Rainbow Serpent Festival’s […]

DMT is becoming more popular in Australia (www.news.com.au)

This article is re-published from AOD Media Watch with permission. Read the original here This story, written by Olivia Lambert, not only contains significant misinformation, she cites no evidence to indicate that there has even been an increase in the use of this drug in Australia despite a headline suggesting that there has. In fact, […]

Rainbow Festival was Marred by Drugs and Violence – Really?!?

This article is re-published from AOD Media Watch with permission. Read the original here Research shows that the media report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol, and that the stories about drugs are more negative than those about alcohol. This is demonstrated in an article in the Herald Sun by Wes Hosking entitled “Police question […]