DS Daily - 13th January 2011


Concerns at closure of mental health policy body

The government's decision to scrap its main mental health agency has sparked concern in the sector that support to improve services will be withdrawn [Community Care, UK]

Medical student killed over supply of mephedrone, court told

Muneeb Naseer stabbed in 'ruthless attack by gang who wanted to steal drug' [Guardian, UK]

Extra time to celebrate Royal Wedding

Have your say on licensed premises staying open until 1am to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton [Home Office, UK]

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch: Global drugs policy in 2010

Watch the full length presentation by the head of OSI's Global Drug Policy Program, that was recorded at the "Urban Drug Policies in the Globalized World" Conference in Prague, 30th September 2010 [Drug Reporter, Hungary]

State of Homelessness in America 2011

This comprehensive examination not only reveals national and state level homeless counts, but also delves into economic indicators and demographic drivers – taking an in-depth look at risk factors for homelessness [National Alliance to End Homelessness, USA]

Mexico drug wars have killed 35,000 people in four years

Report reveals the human cost of gangs' narcotic trade since Calderón declared war in 2006 [Guardian, UK]

Labor allocates $5m for study of homeless

The Gillard government will investigate why Australians become homeless, in a bid to improve targeting of the $5 billion being spent on them [The Australian]