Recent headlines centering on young people and drug and alcohol-fuelled violence and excessive drug use offer proof that we need to rethink young people’s relationship with alcohol and drugs.
Join us for a unique and national conversation about drug reform policy. Hear how our panel believes young people’s drug use and related violence is a community and health issue and not only a criminal justice problem, and why they advocate for appropriate responses to reduce and prevent harm from alcohol and drug use.
This event is an opportunity to understand the drug policies and the impact they have on individuals and communities and importantly explores how we can do better.
Young people will be asked to contribute to workshops earlier in the day, with students discussing issues, ideas and options related to alcohol and drug culture and then in the evening will continue the discussion alongside Australia’s top thinkers and experts in the field and members of the public.
Can’t make the event? You can still join in by logging onto the Hawke website which will live-stream the event. Contribute to the conversation and ask the panel questions via twitter, use #smartaboutdrugs.
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