Support Don't Punish Melb Town Hall Meeting - 26th June

Portugal Decriminalised Drugs in 2001 - Should Australia do the same?

Our police and politicians say we cannot "arrest our way" out of Australia's drug problem. Then why not decriminalise personal drug use so people can get help if and when they need it?

Join us at the Melbourne Town Hall on the 26th June as we celebrate 'Support. Don't Punish' day - a global initiative calling for drug policies that prioritise public health and the human rights.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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.

Melbourne Support Don't Punish - Supporting Organisations

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.

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