Two Korean men who organised a cross-country road trip to transport 10 kilograms of ice across Australia are jailed for up to 12 years each, with a judge saying their crime had the potential to "massively harm the community".
When a young man recently turned up at a rural drug and alcohol service seeking help for an infection, staff knew this wasn't just another addict. The scaly skin on his arm was the sign a new drug had arrived in Australia, writes Julaine Allan.
Smoking rates have dropped massively since the 70s — down from 40 per cent to only 14 per cent — but some areas of the country are not getting the message.
A stalwart of rock band Rose Tattoo retrains for a role that will help him give back to the community.
When it comes to social issues, nothing unites Australian voters quite like the topic of voluntary euthanasia, according to the ABC's Vote Compass.
The number of people willing to test their illegal drugs at a Canberra music festival doubles in the second year of a controversial pill-testing trial.
New research from the Australian National University uncovered the use of the highly-addictive synthetic opiate fentanyl as a frequent product and agent used to lace other drugs.
When Bayer pharmaceuticals launched its new painkiller, Heroin, in 1895 as an over-the-counter medication, it was promoted as a "safer" alternative to morphine. We're still dealing with the consequences, says Dr Jennifer Stevens.