Campaigns - Unharm

Current campaigns

Legalise cannabis

Add your voice to our petition and let’s force the government to get with the times and legalise cannabis.

Let’s be honest

Most people who use drugs have safe and positive experiences. Many are successful professionals – sometimes in positions of great power. The silence around those experiences helps keep the status quo in place. If you’re one of the many people with that sort of story, now is the time to step up and tell it.

Previous campaigns

Drug checking in Australia

Unharm did early policy work and organising for the campaign for pill testing, and launched a petition that generated over 100,000 supporters and hundreds of pieces of earned media to help keep the issue high on the agenda.

Fighting the federal Welfare Reform Bill

Unharm helped form an alliance of organisations to stop a federal government bill that would have punished poor people by taking away their welfare payments if they used drugs.

Decriminalisation of drug use on the policy agenda

Unharm teamed up with Uniting.NSW to bring hundreds together at an event in Sydney with Portuguese drug policy leader Manuel Cardoso, generating substantial media coverage and meetings with ministers to put decriminalisation of drug use on the policy agenda. We also collaborated with Uniting. NSW on a landmark discussion paper proposing law reform, while continuing our media campaigning on this issue in publications including the Guardian.

Our plan to win

Learn about our plan to make drug use legal and safe

Australia can be a country that gets drugs right, but we can’t just leave it to the politicians. We are building a public groundswell for change. That starts with a new, honest conversation about drugs.