The forum will feature health professionals, politicians, journalists and community leaders, including Tony Trimingham OAM, CEO of Family Drug Support, Sam Biondo, Head of VAADA and Dr Stefan Gruenert, CEO of Odyssey House Victoria as well drug policy opinion leaders like state MP Fiona Patten who will talk about the recently released Victorian Drug Inquiry and Michael Short, Chief Editorial Writer for The Age.
The "Support. Don't Punish" Global Day of Action is an opportunity to change the narrative - rather than punishing people who use drugs, let's support them.
This forum brings together voices and experiences from the Alcohol and Other Drug sector working at the coalface in an awareness campaign for more humane and evidence-based drug policies.
Nick Wallis, the creator of the popular Enpsychedelia 3CR Radio program, will MC the evening and record highlights on his regular Sunday program.
The event starts at 6.00pm at the Melbourne Town Hall.
Join the speakers for a afternoon tea at 5.30 pm in the elegant Supper room at the Melbourne Town Hall before the meeting. Cost $28 includes admission.
Also Drug Policy Australia Volunteers will be collecting donations at 26 location around Melbourne and asking supports to contribute to our campaign to make drugs a health issue and not a criminal one. More information.