There has been a phenomenal community response to High Alert since the campaign launched just a fortnight ago. In that time, we’ve spoken to 3AW Drive, been featured on Triple J Hack, had a long-form interview with Dean Beck on JOY FM, spoken to Triple R, 3CR, and appeared in Mixmag, Acclaim, and Sydney Criminal Lawyers Journal. We have been providing on the ground support and conducting observations of Operation Safenight. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Vice-President Ash
Recreational and party drug use in Melbourne, a longstanding bugbear for Victorian politicians, is again under fire from prowling cops in the form of Operation Safenight. The program, which will run through to August, sends extra police patrols and sniffer dogs out to the nightclub district on Chapel Street, with the power to stop and search patrons on the street, standing in lines, and in vehicles. Plain clothes officers will also be sent into the clubs to pose as buyers and
On Saturday night uniform and plain clothes police flooded Chapel St and Fitzroy St, two of Melbourne’s busiest club districts. Accompanied by police dogs they targeted club goers, including venues and the lines outside them. By the end of the night, 10 people lining up to get into clubs were arrested for having drugs, including cocaine, MDMA, and ketamine. A media release from Victoria Police said the activity was a part of ‘Operation Safenight’ which aims to “improve safety
Unilever pioneers social purpose driven marketing via Ben & Jerry’s Empowerment ice-cream and Dove’s Speak Beautiful Effect. KFC donates $1,000 to anyone pictured undertaking the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ using their fried-chicken tub. Kendall Jenner and PepsiCo vandalise protest culture in a tone-deaf and repugnant advertisement, disastrously mimicking one of the most significant activist movements. Even Wall Street is capitalising on activism; one ‘socially conscious’ hedge-fu
High Alert is an apolitical, independent, grassroots campaign in response to Operation Safenight. Through our website, Facebook page, night club flyers, and a 'High Alert' hotline we will provide factual, accessible legal information for people who may encounter the Police when they're out and about.
2017 has seen a major trend in advertising develop where companies take a stand on a political issue in an attempt to prove to their customers that they can put their money where their values are. It’s called ‘brand activism’ and we’ve seen some truly spectacular examples of it in the last few months. Pepsi became the laughing stock of the internet with their #JoinTheMovement advertisement, whereas Airbnb were applauded for their #WithRefugees campaign, which offered free hou