#BeHeardNotHarmed is SSDP Australia’s campaign for pill testing, also known as drug checking or drug safety testing, which is the testing of drugs to identify their contents, purity or the presence of harmful or fatal contaminants.
Learn more about Victorian road law, where no fair distinction is made between impairment and having detectable traces of a drug in ones system and why this unclear system harms road safety.
On Wednesday the 29th of May 2019, the Victorian Upper House passed a motion put forward by Fiona Patten MLC for the Legal and Social Affairs Committee to inquire into the use of cannabis in Victoria. Submissions to the inquiry will be accepted soon and members of the public, especially those who consume cannabis are […]
the Legislative Council call on the Government to give consideration to Recommendation 24 of the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee’s Inquiry into drug law reform and refer the matter to the Legal and Social Issues Committee for inquiry into alternative drug driving regimes and changes that address the concerns of medical cannabis patients.
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 […]
This year, Rainbow Serpent Festival celebrates its 20th birthday! Over its life time, RSF has grown from a festival celebrating psychedelic music into a small town, attended by people from Australia and across the world, almost as a pilgrimage to a sub-culture that exists beneath the main-stream. Last year, we helped facilitate and record a […]