Fighting the Drugs War: The role of prohibitionist groups in Australian illicit drugs policy

The title of this post is also a seminar coming up in Melbourne at Turning Point:

“Prohibitionist lobby groups appear to be exerting an increasing influence on Australian illicit drugs policy. Yet remarkably little is known about their history, membership, sources of funding, political and ideological agenda, and employment of empirical evidence. Dr Mendes will discuss the key activities and objectives of these groups, drawing some conclusions about their current and likely future influence on national drugs policy.

Friday 8 February
1-2 pm
142 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
The seminar is free.
All welcome, bookings essential, ring 03 8413 8413 or email

For information about the February – June program, please visit the Turning Point website: