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The state government should trial pill testing at music festivals this summer, but also stop the use of drug detection dogs, the NSW coroner has recommended after an inquest into drug-related deaths.
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Federal MP Andrew Laming says running a controversial Facebook page is part of his job and that he would have ‘no hesitation’ asking his staff to help manage it.
The past few months have again shone the spotlight on the campaign for pill testing in Australia.
Pill testing is "dangerous and unfounded", the health minister has claimed, in slapping down the harm minimisation strategy despite a growing group of experts in support of the move.
The mother of a young man who died of a drug overdose at a music festival says measures must be put in place to help young people "save" themselves from harm.
Controversial music festival Defqon has cancelled its 2019 event and is uncertain "if and when" the event will ever return.
The NSW Deputy Coroner says another two suspected drug overdoses in Queensland over the weekend underline the importance of investigating deaths at music festivals.
Ahead of the federal election this May, one party is calling for party drug MDMA to be regulated and legalised.
I am not only disappointed but also quietly infuriated by Premier Berejiklian's announcement of a pilot of an increased law and order response as her answer to the festival drug problem.
The summer of 2018-19 has been one of our most lethal.
When someone dies from taking an illicit drug, there's often a rush to name someone responsible and find a way to prevent it from happening again.
Following a spate of drug-related deaths at NSW music festivals and a subsequent firestorm of debate about government policy, one event is trying to redefine the party scene from the inside out.
A man accused of dealing drugs at music festivals has sensationally blamed the government for lethal pills.
Every single music festival where a young person died of a suspected drug overdose this past summer has been deemed 'high risk' by the NSW government.
A pill testing trial has been approved at Canberra's Groovin The Moo music festival, with the ACT government saying it had a "responsibility" to explore the measure.
I have no idea how to be a parent.
Young people are dying after taking party drugs -- so could the solution be to sell them in pharmacies instead?
A petition with 100,000 signatures calling for pill testing to be introduced was delivered to NSW parliament house on Friday morning, as authorities prepared for a long weekend of music festivals.
In a crowded room in Sydney, pill testing advocates unveiled the machine used to analyse drugs, and explained patiently how their process would work to stop overdoses and save lives.
Pill testing is not the answer, and instead festivals should give out more free water to help drug-affected people, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claimed.
The grieving family of Alex Ross-King has requested a meeting with Gladys Berejklian to discuss pill testing and other harm reduction measures.
The NSW coroner will hold an inquest into a spate of drug-related deaths at music festivals this summer, as calls grow for the government to approve a pill testing trial.
We have now lost five young people in less than five months.
Decades of failure in public policy and a drug market "more dangerous than ever" have contributed to a "perfect storm" of festival summer deaths, experts say.
"Premier, please. Can we have this pill testing done?"
Why do young people take drugs, despite the risk to their health?
The latest in a series of tragic festival deaths, this time in Victoria, is yet another nail in the coffin of the failed “Just Say No” strategy on drug use.
While still stubbornly opposing pill testing at festivals, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appears to have extended the invitation to experts to prove her wrong.
A family is mourning the death of their 22-year-old son from a suspected drug overdose at a music festival, as debate returns to pill testing.
Another death at a NSW Festival, and again, talk turns to pill testing.
Less than three months after two young people died at Defqon.1 festival, we’ve seen another terrible event.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a new offence of drug supply causing death will be created, following "expert" panel recommendations.
Two more young people are dead, but governments are still viciously resisting calls for pill testing.
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It’s about reducing harm that comes to our kids.