About The Bulletin

The Bulletin is a specialty publication for frontline workers in Australia’s needle and syringe programs (NSPs).

Penington Institute is funded by the Federal Department of Health to produce The Bulletin. The Bulletin is published every month except for January. The Bulletin is published as a PDF and individual articles are also hosted on the Penington Institute website.

The Bulletin is supported by an Editorial Advisory Committee with representation from all states and territories.

Penington Institute

Penington Institute connects lived experience and research to improve community safety in relation to drugs.

A not-for-profit organisation, Penington Institute’s research and analysis provides the evidence needed to help us all rethink drug use and create change for the better.

We focus on promoting effective strategies, frontline workforce education and public awareness activities. Our work has a positive impact on people, health and law enforcement systems, the economy and society.

An independent voice of reason on drug policy, we are a straight-talking ally for practical insights, information and evidence-based action for people in need.


The Bulletin is published by Penington Institute and funded by the Australian Government. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or Penington Institute.

Penington Institute takes no responsibility for loss or damage that may result from any actions taken based on materials within The Bulletin and does not indemnify readers against any damage incurred.

All written material in this publication may be reproduced with the following citation: “Reprinted from vol. 17, ed. 1 of The Bulletin, published by Penington Institute, with credit to the author(s).”