Jan 05 2019

Pill testing trials could take place in other jurisdictions

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Pill testing trials could take place in other jurisdictions

Pill testing trials could be just around the corner for states and territories outside the ACT, following interest from festival promoters in other jurisdictions.

The STA-SAFE consortium that ran Australia's first pill testing trial in Canberra has been approached to test pills for illicit substances at other national festivals.

It comes following a number of overdoses at events across the country.

But STA-SAFE say they will only move outside the ACT if other state governments get on board.

ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris says if a second pill testing initiative goes ahead at the 2019 Groovin the Moo festival in April, she will invite other jurisdictions to observe pill testing.

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