Over the weekend Labor for Drug Law Reform VIC brought their policy platform to the 2019 Victorian State Labor Conference to resounding support. – We held a marketplace stall to talk with Delegates and Labor Members.– We hosted a Fringe Event where Nina Taylor MP, Dr Alex Wodak and Victorian Secretary of HACSU Paul HealeyContinue reading “LFDLR at the Victorian Labor Party Conference”
Article by Jewel Topsfield, The AGE Nov 19 2019 Richmond resident Karen Hovenga used to watch a procession of drug users come into her front yard every morning to use her garden tap for water to shoot up heroin. But she said this stopped abruptly when the safe injecting room opened in June last yearContinue reading “‘No Danger’: Not all Richmond residents want safe injecting room moved”
Last week both St Kilda Labor and Niddrie Branches passed a motion supporting the trial of drug testing in Victoria. The list is growing! Email us at Laborfordruglawreform@gmail for a copy of the motion and our support in passing it at your own local branch or community.
Urgency Motion for 2019 Victorian Labor Conference Harm reduction and community health approach for alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) policy Preamble This conference congratulates the Victorian Labor Government for the record investment of $273 million in 2018/19 into ATOD services. Addressing the prevalence of regional and inner city ice/methamphetamine use has been a strongContinue reading “Urgency Motion Passed Unanimously at the 2019 Victorian Labor Party Conference”
Preamble: In 2018 Increasing public awareness of the limitations of existing approaches to alcohol and drugs policy prompted a wholesale re-examination of all laws and regulations relating to drug law by the Victorian Parliament. The Inquiry into Drug Law Reform conducted by the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee of the Victorian Parliament lastContinue reading “A New Governance Structure for Drugs and Alcohol Policy in Victoria.”