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.