The ACT Greens have secured a commitment from ACT Labor to explore a pill-testing site in the ACT this Summer – an Australian-first that will build on the success of earlier trials at music festivals.
“The ACT Greens are pleased today to have secured a commitment from our Government colleagues to extend pill-testing from only music festivals to a more regular weekend service in the city, this Summer, informed by expert health advice,” ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury said today.
“The reality is – people don’t just take pills at music festivals. A routine pill-testing site will continue to build on the success of previous pill testing trials at music festivals here in the ACT, and help keep more young lives safe.
“This decision today means that over the coming summer, as we look to potentially eased restrictions, we’ll be able to provide more supports so that young people can experience less harm as a result of recreational drug use.
“The Greens have long advocated for a routine pill-testing site as a health service that should be regularly provided in our city. We are especially pleased today that the ACT will again lead the nation in helping keep more young people safe.”
Fr full media release, go to: https://greens.org.au/act/news/australian-first-act-greens-secure-commitment-regular-pill-testing