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One of the key players in last year’s trial, Dr David Caldicott, said the festival’s move to Exhibition Park gave the consortium more hope than if it had moved to Federal land, and it would now be assessing the specific needs of the new venue. He said the proposal for next year’s trial would build on this year’s success.
Pill testing could return to Groovin the Moo when the music festival moves to its new home at Exhibition Park in Canberra next April. Following the success of an Australian-first pill testing trial at the festival in April, the consortium behind the trial has put in a suite of proposals for other Canberra events, including Groovin the Moo run by promoter Cattleyard. […]
Taking drugs is never completely safe. They all come with varying degrees of risk, which increase significantly if you ingest more than one substance at once. But if we want to curtail these overdoses, the government needs to fund pragmatic approaches like this, and sooner rather than later. Nobody needs to die when they go out dancing. […]
Kevin Simmers locked up hundreds of drug users—including his own daughter—while the opioid epidemic raged. Now he wants 24-hour treatment on demand.