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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....

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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...

Roadside Drug Testing - letter to Minister for Police

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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.

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Government Move on Drugs is a Game-Changer: Greens

Breaking news that the NSW Government will move away from its heavy-handed approach to personal drug use and towards a warning and fines based system for people caught with a personal quantity of illegal drugs is a game-changer, according to the Greens. As reported by Channel 7 news, the Government’s...

PARLIAMENT

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice Private Member's Statement

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (15:09:59): I have before me a very important report that the Government has just released. It is the report of the special commission of inquiry into crystal methamphetamine and other amphetamine-type stimulants, or ice, which Special Commissioner Dan Howard, SC, has been inquiring into for the past 14 months...

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Amnesty Bins Are Not Enough to Save Lives

Today’s announcement that the NSW Government will introduce amnesty bins at music festivals will not be effective at reducing harm and may simply lead to an increase in policing without other harm reduction measures also being introduced, said Greens drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson Cate Faehrmann. 

PARLIAMENT

Medicinal cannabis access in NSW - Private Members Statement

Since 2016 medicinal cannabis has been legal in New South Wales. Despite this, significant barriers to its access remain. 

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Time to stop persecuting party-goers, decriminalise drug use

Greens MP and spokesperson for drug law reform & harm reduction, Cate Faehrmann, has today called out the NSW government’s failed drug laws and demanded an end to the persecution of people for simply wanting to have fun. 

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ALERT: Greens bring Psychedelics to NSW Parliament

In the inaugural event of a series of Science in the House forums, Greens MP Cate Faehrmann hopes to spark a discussion about the potential benefits of psychedelics used as a treatment for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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