The NSW premier @GladysB is refusing to introduce the #pilltesting that would have saved the 2 ppl who died at a music festival b/c “there’s no such thing as a safe drug.” This is like opposing seat-belts because there’s no such thing as a totally safe car.
@LyleShelton @Greens It’s not a Greens issue. It’s health issue. As ex professional Ambo, having seen 1st hand what substances - illegal AND legal can do, I’m all for programs and ways to minimise harm! You can’t stop people doing idiotic things, but you can reduce risks and harm. #pilltesting.
Susan Ryan called for more research before implementing #pilltesting. But how can do more research on something not allowed to exist. Why should lack of regulation be default option & testing be the experiment? 2/2.
Just watched last night ABC TV Drum with @johannhari101 & Susan Ryan discussing #pilltesting. Thanks for kind words Johann re my role in needle syringe program but I was only able to have effect working with great team including Gino & Kate 1/2.
NSW Premier @GladysB’s made her position very clear: she is going to continue engaging with experts until she can find one who will say that #pilltesting isn’t the most effective intervention. Something tells me we’re in for more completely preventible deaths #auspol.
We need to face up to the reality of illicit drug use. Premier @GladysB: pill testing saves lives. Politicians need to get out of the way and let the experts do their jobs. #pilltesting #auspol.
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I just dont understand the opposition to #pilltesting at music festivals. we regulate and sell tobacco, ETOH despite those drugs being not only addictive but unhealthy in many ways ( COPD, lung Ca, MVAs, one punch killings, DMV/IPV) . inconsistent moral judging.
@Peter_Fitz @SallyRMelb Almost 90% in favour of Decriminalised/Pilltesting already, the people have spoken.
@AlexWodak Throughout history, humans have been fascinated with altering their conscious state. Nothing is going to change that including @GladysB being in denial of the fact. A govt lacking moral courage to protect people when possible is complicit when harm occurs #pilltesting now!.
@Wondesign Ok, then that is getting somewhere. But #pilltesting illegal substances is not the answer. Quality control of a legal but controlled substance will save lives, make it ok to talk about with health professionals and disarm the black market..
The NSW premier @GladysB is refusing to introduce the #pilltesting that would have saved the 2 ppl who died at a music festival b/c “there’s no such thing as a safe drug.” This is like opposing seat-belts because there’s no such thing as a totally safe car..
..and perhaps, one day, in another universe and another time, we may even come to see why #pilltesting the purity of #euthanasia drugs is of such critical importance to the.
@pryorlisa Australia has a good track record in some [email protected] #publichealth interventions. #pilltesting should been another available at events & venues..
Grateful thanks to the many people who have in the past, are now, or will in future do everything they can to encourage our male & female political masters to have the cohones to reduce preventable deaths of young people by introducing #pilltesting at music dance events.
Please RT. @GladysB I hope we can reduce deaths, hospital admissions of healthy young people attending music dance events & taking drugs. My view on #pilltesting is:.
Sometimes wonder if concern about effectiveness of #pilltesting is major problem for political leaders? How would delay be defended? How would they justify continued commitment to drug policy based on criminal justice?.
Banning an event isn’t going to stop people from taking drugs. #pilltesting.
@SBSNews Prohibition has never worked. Ever. We need to make it safer. #PillTesting..
Getting to stage on this issue where usual cautious approach to new interventions starting to wear very thin. Increasingly seems like political leaders just being bloody minded & obstinate. Time for some real political leadership on #pilltesting.
shocking we’d rather let young people die than let them test their pills and throw them out. #pilltesting.
Premier @GladysB said #pilltesting was a “green light” to drug consumption after deaths. But when asked if she had any research or other evidence to suggest it led to increased consumption, she declined to comment..
I’m not sold on #pilltesting, but happy to share with @travis_low some of what I’m reading.
Let’s introduce and implement #PillTesting at Australian Festivals. We are working backwards compared to many other countries who have found #PillTesting beneficial..
Choosing to shut down festivals rather than #pilltesting shows a complete lack of understanding of the issue.
Your suggestion obviously isn’t working because two people just died in Sydney! It’s a fact that people take drugs whether we want them to or not. Let’s get #pilltesting out there and save some lives!.