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!Read more
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.
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.
It seemed right to be in Washington DC for the Drug Policy Alliance's 2015 Reform Conference - a Nation’s capital, where so many of the world’s big decisions are made and social movements have congregated. It has taken me a few days to be able to sit, reflect and write about my experience at the Conference. It felt like a huge come down after an incredible buzz.Read more
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Unharm Sydney meetup on Tuesday November 3. I’ve put together this blog post of ‘minutes’ from the meeting, for people who were there and people who couldn’t make it but are interested to hear about what happened.Read more
Police response to death at Dragon Dreaming prompts call from drug harm reduction organisation Unharm for evidence-based approach to keeping people safe at future eventsRead more
Genesis Black, a legal and well-organised music event at Sydney’s Horden Pavilion, was shut down by NSW Police last weekend. It wasn’t a good sign for the summer ahead.Read more
The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre's conference is on right now in Melbourne. (Follow the action on #cannabisconference15) You might be wondering to yourself, how did NCPIC get started, and what is it actually for?Read more
The Federal Health ministry showed it's on a hair-trigger this week, shooting down a call for 'proper debate' about how to deal with ice. The original comments had come from Victoria Police's Senior Sergeant Tony Francis, at a community forum in Geelong.Read more
If you missed the galvanising speech that Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream, gave at Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas - or if you want to see it all again, check it out right here. Recommended viewing!Read more