It’s been a week since 19-year-old Alex Ross-King died from a drug overdose.
PILL TESTING NOW.
And the team behind the successful Groovin The Moo trial are involved!
“We call on state governments… to untie the hands of promoters.”
“Premier, please: can we have this pill testing done?”
36 arrests were made at the event.
“The current policies and strategies of our state and territory governments are needlessly endangering lives.”
“We have to put an end to the ignorance of this NSW government! It’s costing lives!”
“People… are quite calculated in the way they are secreting things”
“This doesn’t need to be the summer of festival deaths”
“This is a very distressing incident”
“Your grandkids, your kids will take drugs at festivals. It is going to happen. Would you prefer they know what they’re taking?”
16 others have been hospitalised
“Political parties… stop playing politics with young Tasmanian lives”.
It was apparently too late to sort out the logistics for the testing.
Over 60 festivals, musicians and industry figures have signed an urgent open letter.
They were “generally happy with the behaviour” of punters.
There’s still hope yet.
“Don’t stop festivals, that’s got nothing to do with it.”