Decriminalisation

Uniting Church Vic.Tas Endorses Decriminalisation of Drugs

This week, The Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania came together at their 2023 Synod meeting. As part of this meeting, Uniting Vic.Tas brought forward a proposal, asking for support and advocacy for the decriminalisation of possession, and personal use, of small amounts of illicit drugs, as part of a health-based approach to the issue […]

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ACT’s new drug decriminalisation laws  welcomed

 “A shift to a focus on health-based and community responses for drug use and dependency rather than seeing the police and the courts as the place where we seek to address this is long overdue but warmly welcomed,” Uniting NSW.ACT’s Head of Media and Advocacy Alice Salomon said.   “For over twenty years, we have run […]

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Moderator of Uniting Church NSW & ACT Calls for Political Courage

This article contains quotes from the Sydney Morning Herald, for which it reached the front page. Credit to Caitlin Fitzsimmons. You can read the article on their website here. The Uniting Church was in the media once again this week, with New Moderator of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT Faaimata Havea Hiliau […]

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Premier’s position on drug policy reform must be evidence-based 

Uniting NSW.ACT has appealed to NSW Premier Chris Minns to not slam the door on evidence-based drug reform in this term of Government. NSW families who are experiencing drug dependency can’t afford to wait years for evidence-based and harm-reducing drug policy reform in NSW.  Outgoing Moderator of the Uniting Church Synod in NSW and the […]

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Australian Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry

Lived Experience advocate, Kevin Steet, Head of Advocacy and Media at Uniting, Alice Salomon, and Medical Director of MSIC, Marianne Jauncey, appeared on Thursday 29 of June before the Sydney public hearing of the Australian Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry into Australia’s illicit drug problem: Challenges and opportunities for law enforcement on 29 June […]

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A Historic Win- ACT moves to Decriminalise personal possession of drugs

History was made in Australia last night as the ACT Legislative assembly voted to decriminalise the possession of a range of commonly used illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and ecstasy. We campaigned with our allies and partners and you our incredible Fair Treatment community, to make this moment happen. Meeting with Territory and Federal politicians from all persuasions, hundreds […]

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