August 12, 2017

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia’s first national conference, ‘Challenging The Narratives Of Prohibition’ will be held at Melbourne University this August. Held over the 12th and 13th of August, the conference will showcase some of the brightest minds an...

August 3, 2017

“The global war on drugs has failed,” the Global Commission on Drug Policy declared on June 2 2011.

The panel of world leaders and intellectuals outlined in its report that prohibition has led to increased drug consumption, fostered powerful crime networks and contribut...

May 31, 2017

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 appea...

It appears the Government failed to ask any drug and alcohol treatment experts whether this policy would actually work.

During Tuesday night's Budget, amidst a flurry of announcements of higher taxes for the big banks and huge spending on infrastructure, the Turnbull Go...

May 21, 2017

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...

May 10, 2017

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 u...

May 10, 2017

A harm minimisation campaign helping clubbers access legal information and sniffer dog locations is being launched in response to a police crackdown on drugs in Melbourne clubbing precincts. 

Another 10 people were arrested on Chapel St at the weekend as part of 'Operat...

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