‘We are calling for an end to the War on Drugs
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Australia has been
formed to strongly advocate for the end to drug prohibition.
LEAP Australia will be at the forefront of efforts to end the
inconsistent and discriminatory drug policies that have caused
wide-spread death and destruction in many communities throughout
Drug prohibition has led to the spread of criminal activity
funded through illicit drugs that now permeates almost every
fabric of society in many countries, including the USA and Australia.
Unless we take steps to end drug prohibition by providing a
controlled and regulated legal and policy environment for drug
availability we will continue to see the expansion of the illicit
drug market, the corruption of public officials including police
and the misery that illicit drugs causes individuals and communities.
LEAP Australia calls for the expansion of life saving harm reduction
measures such as heroin prescribing, needles and syringe programs,
methadone and supervised injecting facilities.
There is an increasing acknowledge that the majority of harms
that are associated with illicit drug use in the community are
brought about because of their legal status, not because they
are necessarily in themselves more harmful than legal substances
such as alcohol.
The most effective way for supporters of a change to drug laws
to be heard will be through our voices being heard. LEAP Australia
is the forum for Law Enforcement, the Drug and Alcohol sector,
users and supporters of drug law reform to come together and
register their support.
Register your support for drug law reform at –
To speak to a LEAP representative: Greg Denham 0424 955 487
Leap Australia President, Paul Cubitt
Paul is the President of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
(LEAP) Australia. LEAP Australia is affiliated with the American
organisation LEAP. LEAP Australia was formed by a group of like
minded people with a law enforcement background that have a
common belief in the harm current drug policy causes. LEAP Australia
advocates for drug law reform and combines the beliefs of law
enforcement, the drug and alcohol sector and users of illicit
substances into one advocacy group.
Paul has served as a correctional officer since 1999 and has
worked to the level of Deputy Governor. During his time in corrections,
Paul has gained exposure to a broad range of offenders; particularly
notable were gang members and individuals who had profited at
the expense of drug abusers “Some of these individuals
were allegedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars, were under
30 years of age and had all murdered at least one person.”
Paul’s career moved into working as a correctional officer
in a rehabilitation unit. This led him to gain formal qualification
in drug and alcohol. “I now realise how little I knew
about my client base (drug abusers), this also lead me into
being a forming member of LEAP Australia.”
Paul is adamant that drug prohibition just does not achieve
its goals and denies abusers are having their Human Rights protected;
up to 80% of people in prison are there for a drug related offence.
Drug prohibition also allows some groups and individuals to
profit from an unregulated market where violence and other criminal
Paul would like to see the ethical perspective on drug policy
put in its proper place, within a regulated framework by governments
and as a health issue for the abusers. Paul believes that what
a consensual adult does with their body should be their choice
as long as it does not harm anyone else.
Politician’s listen to numbers, LEAP Australia wants
ALL supporters for drug law reform to register at www.leapaustralia.org