QLD Aces New Pill Testing Policy

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
by Zedlines Contributor

The Queensland Government has recently passed a law allowing pill testing at music festivals in the state, in an effort to reduce the risk of drug-related harm. This decision follows a successful trial of pill testing at a festival in Canberra, which found that over 80% of people who had their drugs tested decided not to take them after receiving the results.

While some critics argue pill testing sends the wrong message and could encourage drug use, advocates say it is a harm reduction strategy that could save lives and prevent drug-related injuries and fatalities. To look into the journey, the driving factors and the impacts 4ZZZ Journalist Stephanie Felesina spoke with President of Harm Reduction Australia, Gino Vumbaca and Julie Tam from harm reduction organisation Just Mossin. 

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