Who We Are

We represent a grass roots network of students and allies working towards meaningful drug policy reform grounded in evidence, compassion and human rights.  
SSDP Australia recognises that the legacy of our current drug laws are steeped in historical racism and prejudice and the harms of drug use and of prohibition tend to affect already disadvantaged and marginalised groups disproportionately.  
We are committed to challenging the stigma of drug use and creating an inclusive environment that welcomes the participation of all people regardless of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, political persuasion, religious or spiritual beliefs, disability, blood borne virus status, criminal record, age, parenting or caring status and psychoactive substance preference.  


In The News


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By SSDP Australia
/ January 16, 2017

Webinar #2 – Will Tregoning & Monica Barratt

Last year, we conducted a student-based webinar with Monica Barratt, Researcher at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, and...

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By SSDP Australia
/ January 15, 2017

Position Statement – Pill Testing

SSDP Australia supports pill testing as a response to the risks of drug use in the party scene. Australians are...

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By SSDP Australia
/ November 20, 2016

#JustOneLife Campaign

We are privileged to be involved in the #JustOneLife campaign, taking action against the risks young people face in using...

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By SSDP Australia
/ August 24, 2016

‘On Thin Ice’ – Exhibition Opening

SSDP is very proud to have supported local Melbourne artist, Charlotte Clemens in her exhibition opening of ‘On Thin Ice’ last month. The exhibition reflects...

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