What is decriminalisation?
- Wed, 12th May 2021
- 6:30 pm
12 May 2021
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
What is decriminalisation? How would this work in practice? What are the options for changing the law?
We all want laws that are fair, sensible and in line with community values. Join us for a special online workshop on 12th May from 6.30pm to discuss the issue of decriminalisation and why the Fair Treatment campaign is advocating for this.
We will be joined by experts in the field who contributed to our discussion paper, ‘Possession and Use of Drugs: Options for Changing the Law’.
This workshop will include a summary of the discussion paper, interactive small group discussions, an opportunity to put your questions to our invited guests and an exciting call to action!
The Fair Treatment campaign is an initiative of Uniting and the Uniting Church Synod of NSW/ACT following resolutions passed at Synod in 2016. The campaign aims to win two things: 1. increased funding for treatment and 2. the decriminalisation (remove criminal penalties) of the personal use and possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.
The Fair Treatment campaign is part of the radical tradition of the church, an act of Christian service and integral to Christian discipleship. It is fundamental to our mission of welcoming people exactly as they are. The involvement of congregations and Church members in the Long Walk to Treatment in 2018, the screenings of our ‘Half A Million Steps’ documentary in 2019, the win for funding for a Dubbo rehab last year and ongoing engagement with MPs on this issue is incredibly valuable and we’d love to welcome you all to this workshop to see how else we can work together!