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September 2020

360Edge Director Dr Nicole Lee spoke to New Daily about what we know about alcohol consumption within the context of natural disasters.

Dr Nicole also spoke on 3CR’s Enpsychedelia program about the impact of the pandemic of drug markets.

Finally, Dr Nicole spoke to Discover Magazine about the effects of different alcoholic drinks on behaviour.

August 2020

360Edge Director Dr Nicole Lee spoke to 3CR about alcohol and other drug use during lockdown.

Whilst 360Edge Consultant Jarryd Bartle provided commentary on the use of policing during the pandemic.

July 2020

Much of this month was spent responding to the findings of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019, with 360Edge Director, Professor Nicole Lee being interviewed by Triple RCountry NewsAAPThe Daily Telegraph and The New Daily.

Dr Nicole co-authored a piece in The Conversation with Dr Monica Barratt on the risks associated with ‘drive-in music festivals‘.

Dr Nicole also co-authored an article piece in The Conversation with Professor Suzanne Nielson, on the impact of Melbourne’s “hard lockdown” of public housing on people who use drugs.

Finally, Dr Nicole spoke to The Green Fund on the likelihood of cannabis legalisation in Australia.

June 2020

This month, 360Edge Director, Professor Nicole Lee, was a guest on 3CR’s Radical Philosophy program about illicit drug use and COVID-19.

Dr Nicole also spoke to The New Daily about Amazon Australia’s proposed alcohol delivery service and joined RTRFM to discuss potential alcohol-related problems during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dr Nicole and 360Edge Research Consultant Brigid Clancy were also in The Conversation writing some tips for people “getting back on the beers” after lockdown.

May 2020

This month 360Edge Director Professor Nicole Lee continued to speak about concerns regarding alcohol consumption whilst in quarantine including the Brisbane Times and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Dr Nicole was also a guest on Global Drug Survey’s Corona Conversations –  explaining the impact of the pandemic on the Australian alcohol and drug sector.

360Edge legal expert Jarryd Bartle provided a guest blog for Sydney Drug Lawyers on the relationship between methamphetamine and the criminal justice system.

April 2020

Dr Nicole Lee was reported in a variety of media outlets about the impact of the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on drinking habits, including ABC NewsSydney Morning Herald and The Daily Mail

Dr Nicole also spoke to Crikey News about the potential impact of the pandemic on overdoses, dependence and treatment.

March 2020

Dr Nicole spoke to ABC News about gaps in drug rehabilitation services for women. In particular, Dr Nicole highlighted some of the specific needs of women for additional mental health, family and parenting support

Dr Nicole wrote a review in The Conversation for the new film ‘Wild Butterfly’ – the story of Claire Murray, a woman who died in 2010 at just 24 years old after complications from a failed liver transplant. The story raises questions of trauma, substance use and blame culture.

360Edge Consultant Jarryd Bartle wrote an article for Sydney Criminal Lawyers on how to tell your family you’ve been charged with a crime.

Dr Nicole was also interviewed on Triple J’s Hack on whether ‘breaking the seal’ when drinking alcohol is a real thing (it’s not).

February 2020

Dr Nicole on SBS talking cannabis legalisation in the ACT

360Edge Consultant Jarryd Bartle was also in The Conversation recently with Dr Stephen Bright to discuss fresh cannabis laws in The ACT.

Dr Nicole and Brigid also wrote for The Conversation. Covering the issue of hangovers, blackouts and ‘hangxiety’.

Dr Nicole again in The Conversation on the new draft alcohol guidelines

December 2019

Dr Nicole was interviewed on The Wire to discuss pill testing in NSW. She was also interviewed on FBI Radio discussing drug testing of welfare recipients and NSW lockout laws.

NSW Coroner follows the evidence on ‘pill testing’ (November 2019)

360Edge Director Professor Nicole Lee outline the recent findings of the NSW Coronial Inquiry into Festival Deaths for The Conversation

Dr Nicole was also interviewed on ABC Breakfast to discuss Ice Training in Mildura (begins 40 minutes in).

360Edge Consultant Jarryd Bartle was interviewed on 3AW about implementing a safe injecting facility in St Kilda.

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what? (October 2019)

360Edge Director Professor Nicole Lee and 360Edge Forensic Consultant Jarryd Bartle discuss the recent change in cannabis laws in the Australian Capital Territory.

Dr Nicole also discussed the lack of evidence support drug testing of welfare recipients in The Conversation.

Nicole was on ABC Mornings Live and 2SER discussing drug testing of welfare recipients and was quoted in the New Daily on the same topic. Nicole also discussed drug rehab funding on ABC’s The World Today and discussed pill testing at festivals for the Daily Telegraph.

Testing festival goers’ pills isn’t the only way  (September 2019)

360Edge Director Professor Nicole Lee and Dr Monica Barratt discuss the diversity of options for harm reduction at music festivals in The Conversation.

Nicole on Radio Adelaide discussing pill testing, on talkRADIO UK on drug deaths, and SBS Radio Serbia discussing festival deaths.
360Edge Consultant Jarryd Bartle on drug testing welfare recipients in News Ltd and on the history of methamphetamine in 10Daily.


Australian Story 12 April 2017: Dr Nicole’s response to ABC’s Australian Story on Shalom House

The Guardian 14 Feb 2017: The ABC’s ice wars documentary is overblown and unhelpful

Watch Dr Nicole in the ABC documentary ‘Ice Wars’

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