As the misuse of nitrous oxide — or "nangs" — by young people increases, youth advocates are calling for improved regulations to limit the sale of the drug, which can cause unconsciousness, and brain damage, and sudden death.
The Victorian Greens claim that drug sniffer dogs are incorrect 75 per cent of the time. Fact Check finds that claim to be close to the mark.
Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
Uncertainty surrounding the future of a South Australian opal mining town impacts upon the international trade of the precious gemstone.
The billionaire criticises the Australian Government for failing to do more to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions and says coal "should be a thing of the past".
The latest national drug data shows a worrying trend in regional Australia, where there's been a sharp increase in the use of the opioid fentanyl.
Australia's obsession with natural therapies makes them by far our biggest non-prescription habit, growing by more than 20 per cent in a year.
The NSW Government assembles an "expert panel" to advise on how to make music festivals safer after the deaths of two attendees at Defqon at the weekend — but if they endorse pill testing, the Premier says it will not be introduced.
John pays his therapist $150 an hour for a session with psychedelic drugs, which he says he can access memories quicker than with regular therapy. But the underground practice has some psychiatrists concerned.