The Project’s Steve Price Slammed For “Ignorant” Pill Testing Interview

The Project‘s Steve Price has been criticised by viewers for what some have called an “ignorant” and “judgemental” interview with one of the organisers behind a pill testing trial which took place at the Canberra leg of Groovin The Moo festival on Sunday.

The trial, which found “deadly” contaminants in some of the drugs it tested, was carried out by the STA-SAFE Consortium, who have told Music Feeds the trial “worked perfectly” to help reduce harm.

Speaking with STA-SAFE member Matt Noffs during an interview on The Project on Monday night, Steve Price criticised Noffs’ views and accused police of “ignoring the law” by agreeing to not enter the pill testing area at Groovin The Moo.

“I’d hardly call police ignoring drug use ‘enlightened’… but if that’s what you want to stick with, fine,” Price said.

When Noffs responded by saying Price’s generation was “smoking dope” and younger generations have now turned to ecstasy, Price said, “We have laws that say these drugs are illegal. We can’t just have the police going around ignoring the law.”

The interview started getting heated though, when Price asked how many festival-goers decided not to take their “clean” drugs after having them tested.

“Sorry Steve, I don’t know what kind of ‘clean’ drugs you’re taking, but I’ve never found a ‘clean’ illicit drug on the black market,” Noffs said.

Price said Noffs comment was “ridiculous”, telling him, “You know I’m not taking any drugs.”

“You do take drugs, Steve,” Noffs replied.

“You might enjoy a beer, but that’s sold over the counter and you’ve got some sort of quality control around it.”

Price went on to say that his children “don’t take drugs”, and said he has never tried drugs himself.

Noffs then accused him of being a “liar”, but it’s Price’s comments which have been criticised by some viewers:

You can watch Matt Noffs’ full interview on The Project right here.

Groovin The Moo continues in Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury this weekend.

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