Skip navigation

DRUG LAW REFORM & HARM REDUCTION

In 2018 she made news when she publicly admitted to having taken MDMA - not as some dark, distant and shameful memory, but as something she, like thousands of others, has enjoyed. She believes that only by facing the facts about the nature and extent of drug use can we begin to understand and reduce the harm from taking them. 

The war on drugs has been an abject failure and all it has given us is more dead bodies. Cate’s Rethink Reform campaign focuses on three key demands for change: legalising cannabis, allowing pill testing and decriminalising the personal use and possession of all currently illicit drugs, recognising that there is much more that must be done in this space.

Cate is also fighting to end the use of drugs dogs and to repeal the roadside drug testing regime until it can test for impairment, not simply punish a person for the presence of a substance.

 

SHARE:

RELATED CAMPAIGNS

RELATED NEWS

Increase in Overdoses Highlights Urgent Need for Drug Law Reform

Thousands of deaths from drug overdoses could be prevented if the Government had the courage to legalise cannabis and decriminalise all other drugs for personal use, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for Drug Law Reform and Harm Reduction, following today’s release of the Penington Annual Overdose Report 2021....

Police Caught Breaching RDT Procedures while Drug Testing Greens MP

Cate Faehrmmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform, has written to NSW Police Minister David Elliott and the Attorney-General Mark Speakman, calling for all tests conducted over the Nimbin Mardi Grass weekend in early May to be declared invalid after breaches by a NSW Police...

ANALYSIS: Drug decriminalisation in NSW

Whether it’s called decriminalisation or not, a shift from the NSW Government towards reducing the harm from drugs - instead of heavy-handed policing - is long overdue.