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2:00 pm –  3:00 pm ADVOCACY PANEL (Live Broadcast on 3CR) Speakers Nevena Spirovska (High Alert) Matt Riley (Free Cannabis Community) Dr. Will Tregoning (Unharm) Greg Hordacre (Victoria Street Drug Solutions) Greg Denham (Yarra Drug and Health Forum) Talking about drug policy and exploring the different issues can be fun and interesting but what about […]

June 26th is Support Don’t Punish The harms being caused by the war on drugs can no longer be ignored. It is time to leave behind harmful politics, ideology and prejudice. It is time to prioritise the health and welfare of the affected populations, their families and communities.  Support. Don’t Punish is a global advocacy campaign […]

Late on Saturday night (17th June 2017), Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville announced broad, sweeping measures aimed at attacking the civil liberties of doofers across Victoria. Details have been scant, as this announcement occurred through an exclusive with the Herald Sun’s police reporter, Wes Hosking. Police to get new ‘stop and search’ powers to stamp […]

This week is 3CR’s annual Radiothon, focusing on the theme ‘Radio For Change‘. The Radiothon is an important fundraiser for 3CR, with the target of $220,000 going toward operating costs to keep the station on the air. 3CR adds an important voice to Melbourne’s media landscape. For over 40 years, 3CR have been broadcasting diverse voices, […]

Prohibition doesn’t work. Instead, the prohibition on illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children. The counter-productive nature of our current drugs policy is illustrated by the current methamphetamine flood. While the number of methamphetamine offences prosecuted in Australia tripled between 2009/10 and 2014/15, ice usage has doubled. Massive seizures after massive seizure has had […]

We sit in a dim room, illuminated by a solitary spotlight, and stare at the empty stage. Believe it or not, at 34 years old, this will be my first stand up comedy experience. A barrage of questions suddenly fills my pleasantly stoned head, inducing a pang of anxiety. ‘What if I don’t think he’s […]

On March the 23rd the Victorian Legislative Assembly (Lower House) voted to pass the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017 without amendment. Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017 summary Add new definitions to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 Psychoactive Effect, in relation to a person, means— (a) stimulation […]

The first lot (117 so far) of public submissions to the Inquiry into Drug Law Reform have been made available on the Victorian Government website. After a very quick skim through, the vast majority of the public submissions are calling for a reform of our current drug laws and policies. Submissions range from simple, short […]

This article is an on-going piece of work, relating to the Victorian Inquiry into Drug Law Reform which is accepting public submissions up until 17th of March 2017. It is due to report in 2018 and may provide an opportunity to push alternative policies to prohibition.  Please bookmark or follow the page however you do […]

I’ve just returned home from Rainbow Serpent Festival’s 20th year celebrations. The festival was again a resounding success, though if you weren’t there and have only read the mainstream media coverage, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking differently. Road-side drug testing Police in Victoria have been conducting Road-side Drug Testing (RDT) since 2004. In that […]


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