Drug Law & Policy
#BeHeardNotHarmed is hosting a panel and house/disco party at the Gaso to continue exploring how we can make parties more safe, inclusive and politically engaged. Our last party+panel at Revs dived into an exploration of what The Future of the Party could look like. We’re still chewing on those lessons (you can rewatch the panel […]
Anti-tobacco organisations across Australia see vaping as a ‘gateway’ to smoking. On their war path, they inadvertantly support the tobacco industry by heavily regulating the industry that challenges it most – vaping.
You’re driving to work on Monday, haven’t had a drink since Friday night and the rest of your weekend was restful. You see the latest Victoria Police roadside testing operation, which now includes a mobile hair-sample testing facility onboard the drug bus. The officer approaches you. “Goodmorning, you have been randomly selected for our roadside […]
#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.
Reagent testing is a simple way to test a substance and observe a chemical reaction that will give you a better idea of what the substance is. It is by no means a perfect method, with many pitfalls. But in a market where information is seriously lacking, it can at least held to point someone […]
RECOMMENDATION 24: The proposed Advisory Council on Drugs Policy investigate the current drug driving laws and procedures to determine their effect on road crashes and as a deterrent strategy. The Council should also explore: Alternative drug driving regimes that use impairment limits/thresholds, and their potential applicability in VictoriaOptions for expanding the types of drugs captured […]
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 […]
https://fionapatten.com.au/news/media-statement-road-laws-medicinal-cannabis/ Thursday, 21 March 201 Reason Leader and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Fiona Patten, today took the first step to amend our road laws, so that medicinal cannabis is treated the same as every other prescription medication. Ms Patten today sought to amend the Transport Legislation Amendment (Better Roads Victoria and Other Amendments) Bill 2018, to […]
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.
BRIEF HISTORY Nimbin’s Mardi Grass has been running since 1993, as an annual protest-festival or ‘protestival’, calling for changes in Australia law’s prohibition of cannabis. Nimbin itself has long been known as a counter-culture capital in the north of New South Wales, with many people moving from more suburban and urban areas during the early […]
New South Wales heads to the polls Saturday the 23rd of March 2019. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia have produced this handy scorecard on popular parties drug policies. We have been regularly speaking to people from NSW about the issues going on in the state, especially the ramping up of the drug war into […]
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia have come a long way in the past 18 months. Accelerated by Progress Labs, SSDP have launched their first campaign in support of pill testing. The #BeHeardNotHarmed campaign seeks to shift the public perception on pill testing and urge governments to support the implementation of this harm reduction measure […]
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 […]
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 […]