Enough evidence to support introduction of pill testing in NSW, inquiry told

Announcing the inquiry in May, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was "convinced" that it would find no evidence to support pill testing
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Monday, September 23, 2019

drug checkingA world expert has told an inquiry into the drug ice and other amphetamines, including MDMA (ecstasy), that there is "sufficient evidence" overseas and in Australia to support the introduction of drug or pill testing in NSW. Professor Alison Ritter called for a trial of pill testing at festivals in evidence to the Special Commission of Inquiry. Dr David Caldicott, an emergency consultant from Calvary Hospital in the ACT, said the delays in introducing trials of pill testing had been frustrating. He conducted a trial of pill testing at Groovin the Moo in Canberra this year. He attributed the trial's success to the event's goal of creating a "death-free festival" instead of a "drug-free festival".