11. November 2019 - 18:00 till 20:00
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Policing Illicit Drugs: Issues with Current Strategies | UNSW Chemical Sciences Building, Room M10 | Monday, 11. November 2019

The UNSW Criminology Society presents the 'Policing Illicit Drugs: Issues with Current Strategies' Speaker Panel featuring David Shoebridge MP, Will Tregoning and Dr. Michael Grewcock.

WHEN: 6-8pm, Monday 11 November 2019

WHERE: UNSW Chemical Sciences Building, Room M10

Although this is a free public event, registration is essential.

Speaker Bios:

David Shoebridge is a Greens MP in the NSW Parliament, serving in the State’s Upper House since September 2010. Before entering Parliament, David worked as a legal professional. He was admitted as a lawyer in 1998 and was admitted to the NSW Bar in 2003. Today, David is the Greens NSW spokesperson for Justice, and runs the Sniff Off campaign along with the UNSW Young Greens. The Sniff Off campaign opposes the use of sniffer dogs for drug detection, instead promoting civil liberties and sensible drug policy.

Will Tregoning is a founder and Executive Director of Unharm, a grassroots organisation campaigning for policies that promote wellbeing and make drug use safer. He is also a founder of The Loop Australia, a non-profit organisation established to provide 'pill testing' services in Australia. Prior to Unharm, Will did program evaluation, social policy research and communications for Australian government departments and agencies. His personal and professional experience made him aware of the harms of current drug policy and the need for new approaches.

Dr Michael Grewcock is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at UNSW. He previously worked as a solicitor and researcher in London, specialising in criminal, prison and immigration law. Recently, his research has focused on border policing, police powers and state crime. Michael is a co-author of the Rethinking Strip Searches by NSW Police report, commissioned by Redfern Legal Centre, and published by UNSW Law. The report looks at the operation of strip search laws across the country, exploring concerns around safeguards and transparency, and highlighting opportunities for law reform. He is a member of the Editorial Board and Reviews Editor of the State Crime Journal and the Editorial Advisory Group of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.

Structure of the Event:

- 6:00-6:30pm: Welcome and Networking (food provided)

- 6:30-7:30pm: Speaker Presentations

- 7:30-8:00pm: Questions and Discussion

The UNSW Criminology Society acknowledges the support of Arc and UNSW for this activity through the Student Community and Development Grants scheme.