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NSW TAXPAYERS FUND ‘HOW TO TAKE ILLEGAL DRUGS GUIDE’
Monday, January 17, 2011Hot on the heels of a bitter row erupting in Gay Sydney over alleged financial mismanagement by acon (formerly known as the AIDS Council of NSW) comes a new scandal for the so-called gay “health and wellbeing organisation”.A ‘how to take illegal drugs guide’ called “Routes of Administration” has been developed by acon with taxpayer funds and is being distributed in acon’s five offices around NSW, and is available for anyone to download on the organisation’s website, www.acon.org.au.
The guide gives helpful tips on how to take a variety of illegal substances by various means such as snorting, bombing (swallowing), shafting (insertion into the anus), smoking and injecting directly into veins.
On snorting, the how-to guide recommends: “To reduce the chance of damage to your nostrils finely chop the powder before inhaling, alternate nostrils, and rinse the nostrils out after snorting.”
On injecting, it says: “To increase the size of the veins to make injecting easier have a hot shower or apply a hot washcloth to the injecting site for a few minutes and/or pump your hand or arm up and down to increase blood flow … Injecting means effects are felt quickly, almost as quickly as smoking, which has the fastest effects.”
Another section reads: “Sometimes drugs are shafted (inserted into the arse). This method of use is often associated with sex play… Dissolve the crystal [ice] in warm water and squirt into the arse using a clean barrel (without the tip!)… Wrap it in cigarette paper before inserting into the arse.”
“It’s nothing less than outrageous,” he said. “The NSW taxpayer deserves to know what is happening with their money.
“There are already questions being asked about why acon spends just 6.4 per cent of its budget on programs and services for the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans) community.
“Now the question must be asked: why is this taxpayer funded organisation using public money to promote illegal drug use?
“Anyone can access this how to take drugs guide on the internet, even young kids. It’s immoral.”
Burns added that acon discredited the gay community and was concerned that the mainstream media may fear reporting on acon’s outrageous conduct for fear of being branded homophobic.
“Acon gets away with this because many in the media are too scared to touch them because they’ll be branded homophobic,” said Burns.
“Well have no such fear because I’m gay and I’m prepared to criticise acon.”
Burns said the publication of a ‘how to take illegal drugs guide’ was catastrophic for the gay community.
“The publication of this guide is not a disaster,” he said. “Not finding a parking space in the city is a disaster. This is a catastrophe. Acon is condoning and encouraging the use of substances that harm and kill people – and the public is funding it.
“I can only hope the new NSW Government, when it is elected in March, shuts this organisation down,” Burns concluded.
To download acon’s “Routes of Administration” illegal drugs guide, visit:
For more information on allegations of acon’s financial mismanagement, see:
To view a copy of ACON’s latest financial report, which shows acon spends just 6.4 per cent of its budget on programs and services for the GLBT community (its whole reason for existing), visit http://www.acon.org.au visit ‘About Us’ then ‘Annual Reports/ACON Financial Report 2009/10’.
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