Below is an invitation to join ABC TV’s Q&A for its Drug Policy special on February 18.
It is really important to have people in the audience with a wide range of views and lived experiences, including those that work on the front line, offer support services, current drug users, former drug users, researchers, toxicologists, family and friends. I have sent this email to all FFDLR members realising that few of you live in the Sydney area but thought it important for all members to know about this important ABC Q & A live broadcast .
Join the live studio audience by registering here: https://www.abc.net.au/qanda/studio-audience/ and in the last question ‘how did you hear about us’ please write: FFDLR.
They will also be taking Skype questions from around the country, submit your question here: https://ab.co/2OfVDC0
This issue touches almost every Australian family, and many are craving a new approach to tackle the war on drugs. From pill testing to the legalisation of cannabis and Australia’s ice epidemic, we are well aware of treating the discussion carefully and are keen to include all points of view. There is a lot of misinformation out there and by providing a politician- free zone so we can maximise the chance for frank, non-partisan discussion and information sharing.
On the panel to answer questions:
Former AFP Commissioner Mick Palmer
NSW Acting Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent Stuart Smith
Medical Director, Kings Cross Safe Injecting Room Marianne Jauncey
Author, drug educator and former drug user Kerryn Redpath
Pioneer of pill testing in Australia Dr David Caldicott, ANU