NSW Government response to the Coroner’s Inquest into the deaths of six patrons of NSW music festivals

It is of great concern to FFDLR that the Premier Gladys Berejiklian has taken such a negative stand on pill testing. Her reasons are that young people at music festivals should not be given a false sense of security. However, studies have shown that “The experience of testing and the accompanying harm reduction brief interventions produced a number of positive results in terms of participants’ self-reported drug harm reduction knowledge, their trust of health providers and other written sources of harm reduction information, and stated behavioural intentions regarding drug use.[1]

It seems the NSW police continue to have the upper hand in what is best treated as a health issue.