It takes half a million steps to walk from Dubbo to Sydney – the distance a person in regional New South Wales may have to travel just to reach the drug treatment they need. In October 2018, Uniting are launching the Long Walk to Treatment. Together we’re walking step by step from Dubbo to Sydney to create a new path for drug reform and deliver a policy document that brings care closer to home.
Now Sir Richard Branson is adding his voice. As a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy he is drawing the line on drug policy. “It’s something I couldn’t agree with more. We’ve just got to get drug policy changed in Australia.”
Branson backs change to policy so that drug addiction is treated as a health problem and not a criminal problem. He hopes that all Australians will get the fair treatment they deserve.