“This is a serious abuse of police powers that we’ll be challenging in public, in parliament and in the courts.”
A judge has sided with police on the matter.
Well this was awkward…
Politicians from across the political spectrum have shared their support.
Almost 130 people took part in the trial.
“This is a call to Groovin The Moo. Don’t turn pill testing into a thought experiment.”
The promoters reportedly want more than that though.
It comes after the University of Canberra threw its support behind the pill-testing trial.
“A very good first step”
The University Of Canberra has given it the thumbs up.
“It is clear that our opponents prefer to be ignorant about what is going on.”
“[Organisers] gave us permission to set up a testing station out the back of a tent.”
The promoter claimed the correct documents had not been received, but that’s been disputed.
Organisers of the pill testing service say they’ve been blindsided.
Some critics think the on-site testing has limitations.
It could even show alerts in users’ Facebook feeds.
“It’s taken a long time and it won’t be at every festival, but where we think there is a need to do it we will be doing it.”
If it happens, it’ll be an Australian first.
Another setback for pill testing in Australia.