Nick and Ash are joined in the studio by Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) Australia's Greg Denham on the final episode of Enpsychedelia for 2019.
Greg provides valuable insight into the mindset of policing as we discuss issues related to festival policing, the politics of policing and how the drug law reform discussion is affected by policing politics in Victoria.
We play an excerpt of this clip of Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Rick Nugent speaking to Sky News.
There was a recent festival safety forum, with stakeholders ranging from across the festival industry in Victoria organised by Victoria police.
This is an excerpt from VicPol's media release on this forum
Police will today join health, emergency services and music festival industry experts and leaders at a forum in Melbourne that is putting safety at music festivals at the forefront. Hundreds of thousands will attend music festivals across Victoria this summer, and the Music Festival Industry Forum is key to preparing for the vibrant season. The Music Festival Industry Forum, organised by Victoria Police, will be hosted by Professor John Fitzgerald and will include guest speakers, interactive workshops and discussion from a range of stakeholders.
We play an excerpt from Drug Policy Australia's event at the Melbourne Town Hall:
Is it Time to Legalise or Decriminalise Drugs?
Panel discussion and book launch of Pills Powder and Smoke by Antony Loewenstein at the Melbourne Town Hall 9th September 2019
Wendy Allison joins the program to talk pill testing in New Zealand.
KnowYourStuffNZ is a community organisation of volunteers operating in collaboration with the New Zealand Drug Foundation to provide drug related harm reduction services at events around New Zealand, including drug checking. The service is free of charge to clients.