“A very good first step”
It could even show alerts in users’ Facebook feeds.
Meet “site 18”.
He’s already copped some backlash for his comments.
Pill testers are “in negotiations” with festival promoters, but they need your help.
“There is a far better way we could do this. But [the government] have ignored the evidence and expertise available to them.”
But investigations are continuing.
Supply, quality and demand has never been higher.
A positive sign for harm prevention in Australia.
It’s “much more likely” to go ahead in the ACT, apparently.
The Greens have pledged to push the issue.
“Until the laws are reformed, testing and encouraging safer drug use is the least we can do.”
On the other hand, experts say festival-goers are the most at risk.
Aussie festivals are at a turning point, and a team of researchers want your opinion.
Researchers say this is “the worst time to be using MDMA in a generation”.
“It’s totally disconnected to what’s happening in the real world.”
A veritable justice league of politicians, doctors, public health and drug experts, criminologists, lawyers, policy writers, researchers and police have joined forces at a Parliamentary Drug Summit this week in an attempt to figure out how Australia can improve the way it tackles illegal drug use. And their political think tank yielded one key realisation:
Abstinence or death.
“We strongly support any policies or initiatives that would minimise harm, reduce drug use and make events a safer environment for patrons”