A national youth issues campaign saving lives and making Australia safer for all


Take Control is a movement of people that know there are smarter, safer and better approaches to youth issues.

Take Control was launched by the Ted Noffs Foundation, Australia’s largest provider of drug and alcohol treatment services for young people. The Foundation strives to help disadvantaged young people become advantaged and supports them on their journey to take back control of their lives.

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Safer Saner Drug Laws

Through its advocacy, Take Control helped shift the conversation around drug laws and establish landmark pill testing at music festivals – saving lives. There is plenty more work to be done and you can help us by joining the campaign.

Join the campaign for Safer Saner Drug Laws

Safer Stronger Youth Justice

Take Control has expanded to help address the out-dated and harmful youth justice systems in Australia. We want less kids in detention and more effective responses to youth crime that reduce the rates of reoffending and keeps communities safe. Join us on our mission to make Australia the safest country in the world.

Join the campaign for safer, stronger youth justices

Sign the petition for safer, stronger youth justice in Australia

Australia cannot arrest its way out of youth crime. We need a sensible approach that addresses the roots of youth crime.

Diversion to community programs has been shown to be safer, cheaper, and more effective at reducing reoffending.

We are calling on our leaders show real leadership by adopting an evidenced based approach of diversion, not detention.

Sign our petition and a copy of the petition will be send to your State/Territory and Federal representative as well as the responsible Ministers for Justice and Youth.

The more people who join us, the more powerful we will be.

Read the petition

To the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers,

Our broken drug laws are hurting people. Young people can get drugs easily and don’t know what they are taking. Despite drug dealers being caught every day, more simply replace them. We have an uncontrollable black market run by criminals and gangs.

This is your responsibility to fix. It’s time to get drug use under control by putting health and safety first.

Please support our common sense plan to take control with safer, saner drug laws:

  • Roll out pill testing services nationally to reduce harm at music festivals and parties
  • Expand treatment services for people suffering from drug problems
  • Establish more drug monitoring rooms to save lives and improve communities
  • Enhance engagement services for disadvantaged young people
  • End criminal charges that make getting help harder and ruin young lives for minor possession of illicit drugs

We need to give our kids a better chance. It’s not good enough to put our heads in the sand and tell them to “just say no”.

We need better tools and strategies to help our kids cope with the challenges of modern life.

It’s time to end the fear tactics. It’s time to end the marketing gimmicks. People need real resources to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

Add your name to take back control

We’ll keep you updated about the campaign. Find out more here.