The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • RISKY BUSINESS: How young people make decisions around drugs

    December 15, 2014 The Noffs Team Comments
    Risk is the potential of losing something of value, weighed against the potential to gain something of value. One of the basic goals of criminal sentencing is to act as a deterrent to recidivism and to others in the community, but using sentencing as a deterrent relies on the people ...
  • LET'S GET TECHNICAL: Know your stance on drug law.

    December 08, 2014 The Noffs Team Comments
    The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. Stop The Boats. The Recession We Had to Have. Debate about public policy in Australia seems to be conducted primarily by creating short, punchy headlines that oversimplify complex issues, in order to galvanise public opinion in favour of one political ideology or ...
  • WHAT MAKES A JUNKIE? How our prejudices makes drug dependancy worse

    December 01, 2014 The Noffs Team Comments
    Of all the various afflictions one may suffer from, none evokes less sympathy and more ire than drug dependancy. While people suffering from mental illness are often dismissed as faking it for attention (especially those suffering from depression) people suffering from drug dependancy are actively scorned by society. In my ...

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