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The Social Exchange Podcast with Tony

Tony Trimingham spends time talking with Zach Rhoads - Author and founder of The Social Exchange Podcast. Listen to the podcast here:
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Vale Ray Richmond

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Rev. Ray Richmond, former Minister at the Wayside Chapel. Ray played an enormous part in helping to achieve Australia’s first injecting facility. When a group of us were planning to open an injecting facility. As a trial and an act of civil disobedience, Ray provided the final piece of the jigsaw by offering the Wayside Chapel as a location for the service. The Tolerance room opened for approximately 10 days and ensured an injecting facility was added to the agenda for the 1999 NSW Drug Summit.
 
The Drug Summit then approved a recommendation to open one in Kings Cross which became the MSIC. During the time that the tolerance room was open, Ray Richmond and 3 drug users were arrested in a police raid on the premises. The magistrate threw out the charges and complained about the waste of time and resources.
 
I remember Ray as a very warm-hearted person who wanted to make a difference to the lives of the people affected by drugs and other social problems. I am pleased to have called him a friend, and he will be missed.
 
Tony Trimingham, OAM
CEO
Family Drug Support

Audio

 
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2SER Q&A Forum 
ABC Radio TomTilley Triple J's current affairs half hour show with Tom Tilley also speaking with Dom Shelley (Queensland, Southern Sydney and Wollongong Area Project Officer) for FDS.
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programitem/pea4L7ZeNQ?play=true
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LUKE GRANT: COMPASSION FOR BALI NINE ON DEATH ROW - 21 January 2015
Founder & CEO of Family Drug Support Tony Trimingham whose son died of a drug overdose tells Luke he supports the two Bali Nine members on death rows pleas for clemency.
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INTERVIEW WITH DR. DAVID CALDICOTT - 16 SEPTEMBER 2014.
David is particularly interested in the treatment of recreational drug users, and not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to drugs policy. He's a strong advocate for harm minimisation - he believes more education and less prohibition is the way to go. David didn't choose this area of medicine; he got "shoved into it" when he was based in South Australia for ten years. He found the conservative approach to illicit drugs policy there not only aggravating, but "dangerous". He felt he had to speak out publicly - something that won him enemies as well as friends. David wants the conversation about drugs in Australia to be louder, and more honest. 
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AN ABC BROADCAST SEGMENT LOOKING AT THE KINGS CROSS MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE - 15 SEPTEMBER 2010. 

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TONY IS A GUEST ON 2UE'S BRIAN CARLTON SHOW "THE STIR"

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A SHORT, BALANCED, RADIO INTERVIEW WITH BOB CARR BY 2GB'S BEN FORDHAM ABOUT THE MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE. 

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2GB's ALAN JONES AND TONY DISCUSS TONY'S BOOK  "NOT MY FAMILY, NEVER MY CHILD". 

STEVE PRICE 2GB
Tony joins 2GB's Steve Price to discuss how common drug addiction is becoming in Australia, after the news broke of a $438 million dollar drug seizure by police earlier this week. 

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