Half a Million Steps Documentary free screening

UNSW Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and UNSW Centre for Social Research (CSRH) are proud to support the free UNSW Sydney screening of the documentary, Half a Million Steps.

About the film

In October 2018, as part of the Fair Treatment campaign, 100 supporters walked the 500,000 steps from Dubbo to deliver a message to NSW Parliament in Sydney – highlighting how far a person in regional NSW may have to travel to reach the drug treatment they need.

This Long Walk to Treatment has now been made into a powerful and moving documentary telling the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make treatment available to all.

The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion.


Opening Address: Professor Eileen Baldry
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UNSW

Event MC: Professor Alison Ritter
Director, Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

Panellists include:

  • Dr Suzie Hudson, Clinical Director, The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)
  • Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Director, CSRH and SPRC, UNSW
  • Ms Roz Hennesy, Drug Law Reform Advocate and Fair Treatment Campaign volunteer
  • Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Health

This event is hosted by:

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW
Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW
The Kirby Institute, UNSW

This documentary is part of the Fair Treatment campaign spearheaded by Uniting, which calls for drug law reform and enhanced access to treatment and harm reduction services in NSW and ACT.