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Support. Don’t Punish
Discussing ReGen’s position on drug law reform
The campaign:
• International drug policy reform
• Increased focus on health and HR
• PWUD should not be criminalised
• Re...
Discussing
ReGen’s
Position
Three broad options for reform:
• Depenalisation
• Decriminalisation
• Regulation (Legalisatio...
Discussing
ReGen’s
Position
Depenalisation
• Possession & use remain
criminalised
• Individual still punished, but police
...
Discussing
ReGen’s
Position
Decriminalisation
• Shift in punishment from criminal to
civil/administrative
• Increased acce...
Discussing
ReGen’s
Position
Legalisation
• Enables free or regulated markets
• Can be drug-specific e.g. cannabis
• Govt t...
Discussing
ReGen’s
Position
Recent local developments:
• Canberra Drug Policy Summit
(http://www.drugpolicyreform.com.au/)...
Where to
from here?
2016 Support. Don't Punish presentation
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2016 Support. Don't Punish presentation

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Presentation for ReGen's Support. Don't Punish event. See http://www.regen.org.au/news-advocacy/events-seminars for details & links to images from the event.

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2016 Support. Don't Punish presentation

  1. 1. Support. Don’t Punish Discussing ReGen’s position on drug law reform
  2. 2. The campaign: • International drug policy reform • Increased focus on health and HR • PWUD should not be criminalised • Remove harsh punishments for people at low end of drug trade • End to use of death penalty
  3. 3. Discussing ReGen’s Position Three broad options for reform: • Depenalisation • Decriminalisation • Regulation (Legalisation)
  4. 4. Discussing ReGen’s Position Depenalisation • Possession & use remain criminalised • Individual still punished, but police have discretion with penalty e.g. infringement notices
  5. 5. Discussing ReGen’s Position Decriminalisation • Shift in punishment from criminal to civil/administrative • Increased accessibility of treatment & support services • Police can focus on production & supply, rather than use/possession • Enables expansion of HR measures e.g. drug checking
  6. 6. Discussing ReGen’s Position Legalisation • Enables free or regulated markets • Can be drug-specific e.g. cannabis • Govt tax revenue (treatment funding) • Capacity for quality control & regulated supply • Major impact on illicit markets
  7. 7. Discussing ReGen’s Position Recent local developments: • Canberra Drug Policy Summit (http://www.drugpolicyreform.com.au/) • Uniting NSW/ACT position (http://sco.lt/6JDko5) • UnitingCare Australia position
  8. 8. Where to from here?

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