The TGA’s final decision is expected to be handed down in June.
While no conviction was recorded in this instance, the fine comes as the TGA continues to consult on a proposed poppers ban, which would make the possession, sale or use of the substance a criminal offence.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration assures that “all options” are being considered as the community argues against criminalisation.
“We’re encouraging people to share their own experience in a written submission.”
2018 has been another tumultuous one for Australia’s LGBTI community, and the Star Observer has been there to cover the news every step of the way.
“Over 90,000 gay and bisexual men have used poppers in the last six months, and that’s a lot of people who would, almost overnight, become liable to fines or even prison.”
“Most men continued to have negative perceptions toward drug use within the gay community, although they held less negative views about their own drug use.”
“Nothing we’ve banned for the illicit drug marketplace has had much difference and this will be no different.”