Politicians need to hear from you

Unharm has been invited to make a submission to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into drug law reform. You are invited to contribute to Unharm’s submission to the Inquiry. You don’t have to live in Victoria to take part.

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More than an addict, Part 1

Seven years ago, I was what some people would call a heroin addict. Today I have a first class honours degree and work abroad. I want to tell my story to help shatter the stigma that surrounds people addicted to illicit drugs and show the potential that each of those people has inside.

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Unharm submission to Federal methamphetamine Inquiry

In 2016 Unharm was invited to make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine. The submission was accepted by the Committee and in accordance with Inquiry protocol can now be published. You can access the submission here.

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Pill testing could be implemented in Victoria without changing the law

A policy report released by Victoria Greens has made the case that a pill testing service could begin in Victoria under existing legislation.

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Sending a message

You've heard it before - you propose something pragmatic to reduce the risks of drug use then someone says it would send the wrong message about drugs. The whole preoccupation with 'sending a message' is getting in the way of doing what's right. Pill testing is a great example.

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Tests not arrests launch

Pill testing could have saved my son. He took illegal drugs but that shouldn’t be a death sentence. Last year, with Unharm I launched a change.org petition for pill testing services in Australia, and more than 35,000 of you have got behind it. The politicians are starting to pay attention, but not fast enough. And that’s not good enough.

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It's time to move beyond 'harm minimisation'

When everything old is new again, we can't progress. A group of 'NSW Parliamentarians committed to harm minimisation' convened a NSW drug summit on August 11 in Sydney. They are pitching harm minimisation as a 'new approach for drug policy'. In reality, harm minimisation has been the overarching goal of Australia's National Drug Strategy for more than 30 years now, and that Strategy is endorsed by all major parties. Looking to the past, we can see why we need to move beyond 'harm minimisation' and towards a new approach to drug policy. 

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Make the revolution beautiful

Are you a designer, videographer, of some other kind of creative talent? Do you want to help abolish prohibition in the most beautiful way? Become a part of Unharm’s team of creative volunteers!shutterstock_343024364.jpg

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What the police officer did next

I saw an extraordinary interaction between a police officer and reveler at the Mountain Sounds Music Festival at Kariong last Saturday. A person was in the middle of taking an ecstasy tablet when a police officer spotted her. The officer walked over to her, took the drug away and gave her a stern warning. It was a beautiful moment.

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Party safer and save our parties - first meeting for Sydney LGBTIQ initiative

For a long time, LGBTIQ communities have recognized the need to develop and maintain cultures of care at dance events and beyond. The idea behind this initiative is to pick up on the thread of party and drug related LGBTIQ activism in Sydney and bring it together with the growing drug policy reform movement. We began with a meeting in Sydney in January 2016.

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