Over the weekend, Canberra’s leg of Groovin The Moo conducted Australia’s second trial of pill testing. Over 230 people got their pills tested, and seven of those dumped pills with potentially fatal substances… hence, seven lives were potentially saved by the service.
You’d think this would be enough for our politicians in NSW to say “yeah alright, maybe we should give this thing a go,” but you, my friend, would be wrong. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has once again rejected calls for the service in our state.
Following the dumping of multiple fatal pills at Groovin The Moo over the weekend, Gladys Berejiklian still refuses to support pill testing.
Despite overwhelming evidence that pill testing saves lives, Berejiklian has today stated that there isn’t “any evidence” that pill testing saves lives.
“Of course I’ll read it if they put it up but I’m not convinced they’ll find evidence because there’s no such evidence anywhere,” Berejiklian said. So, uh, yes. This is pretty frustrating.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Berejiklian and the NSW Government ever change their tune on this issue.