Organisations: Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)
There will be a discussion on drug reform and harm reduction measures along with a Q&A panel of professionals to promote awareness and dialogue.
Organisations: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
Awareness-raising activities at drop-in service.
Organisations: Drug Policy Australia Limited, Australian Drug Foundation (ADF), Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA), Family Drug Support (FDS), Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic), Odyssey House, Penington Institute, Students For Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), Victoria Street Drug Solutions, Yarra Drug and Health Forum (YDHF), Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP), Asian Network of People who Use Drugs.
On the day we had 2 activities starting with a high visibility street campaign from 10 am and finishing with a town hall meeting at 6.pm attended by 150 people. The street campaign involved 20 volunteers wearing Support Don’t Punish t-shirts handing out flyers at 10 locations in the Melbourne CBD. Volunteers interacted with the public, handed out information and collected donations. At days end the volunteers assembled at the Melbourne Town Hall for a public meeting with 8 speakers featuring health professionals, politicians, journalists and community leaders. The forum had information table from 6 AOD organisations who handed out health promotion material and interacted with the public.