Chris Puplick is a former Liberal Senator and Shadow Minister. He has served as NSW Anti-Discrimination and Privacy Commissioner. He now serves as a full time senior member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and as Chair of the Justice health and Forensic Mental health Network of NSW.
Australia’s drug policy regime is ruining people’s lives and causing more misery and cost than it saves. A new approach is needed, one that is evidence based and recognises the personal, social and economic benefits of policies other than mere prohibition and law enforcement. With good leadership and open-minded public debate, we can do better. Continue reading »