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Interfaith Prayer Service for Treatment and Justice

Join us at our Interfaith Prayer Service to promote justice and treatment for people living with drug and alcohol dependency. This will be an opportunity to stand in unity with people and leaders across a broad spectrum of faiths to extend compassion and support to those living with dependency. Hear from speakers from the Uniting […]

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Geoff Gallop Appointed to Eminent Global Panel on Drug Policy

Australia’s ‘successes and failures’ to inform worldwide drug debate 23 July 2019 The Fair Treatment Coalition has heralded as an ‘important breakthrough’ the appointment of the first Australian to the eminent Global Commission on Drug Policy. Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop, former WA Premier and an advocate with Harm Reduction Australia, has been appointed to the […]

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Discussion Paper Launched at Parliament

Uniting ready for a new conversation about drugs as it launches its paper on decriminalisation at NSW parliament Advocates with lived experience drove home the need for drug law reform during the NSW Parliamentary launch of Uniting’s Decriminalisation Paper on Wednesday. Uniting’s discussion paper – Possession and Use of Drugs, Options for changing the law (click here […]

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Statement of support – NSW proposed drug law reforms

Twenty-seven legal, medical, health, community and church groups, have welcomed news that the NSW Government is considering changing the law regarding small quantities of drugs and instead introduce a diversionary system.   This group, many of whom are members of the Fair Treatment campaign, has long-campaigned for such a move, arguing drug laws should be reformed so that drug use […]

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Decriminalisation Discussion Paper launched

Uniting has released a pivotal Decriminalisation Discussion Paper that delves deeper into options for changing the law around the possession and use of drugs. The paper (click here to download) was prepared in collaboration with Fair Treatment partners Prof. Alison Ritter, Will Tregoning, Dr Marianne Jauncey, who formed a working group with Emma Maiden and […]

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