harm minimisation

VICE Votes

Young Australians Talk Climate Change, Immigration, Indigenous Affairs and More

In the lead up to Australia’s Federal Election, VICE invites people with a broad range of experiences and expertise to discuss the most pressing issues of our nation.
VICE Staff

We Asked Drug Dealers How They've Been Affected by Festival Deaths

"I'm definitely seeing more caution and questions being asked. Buyers now want to see the product beforehand and know how other people have reacted."
Sam Nichols
pill testing

Not Everyone Was Thrilled About Pill Tests at Groovin' the Moo

"We can’t just have the police going around ignoring the law,” said Angry Conservative Broadcaster, Steve Price.
VICE Staff
High Season

I Got Some Drugs Tested at Groovin the Moo

Australia’s first ever music festival pill testing service had more than 100 people through its doors.
Maddison Connaughton
high times

Australia's First Pill Testing Trial Will Take Place at Groovin' the Moo

After weeks of tense negotiations, the festival finally gave testing the tick.
Maddison Connaughton
Australia Today

University of Canberra Backs Pill Testing at Groovin the Moo

The festival, which takes place on university grounds, is now free to let doctors pill test.
Maddison Connaughton
High Season

Why Is Australia Following America’s Lead Into a Hellish Drug War?

We’re filling our jails, hospitals, and rehab waiting lists. Fast.
Maddison Connaughton
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Richmond Gets a Safe Injecting Centre as Heroin Deaths Hit a 20-Year Peak

Premier Daniel Andrews has finally green lit a trial to start June 2018.
Maddison Connaughton
Victoria Police

SMS Warning System for Bad Drugs Never Happening, Victoria Police Says

Floated after the Chapel Street drug deaths, the idea hasn't progressed.
Maddison Connaughton

Are Sniffer Dogs at Music Festivals a Massive Waste of Money?

Greens MP David Shoebridge claims every dog costs $2,000 an hour.
VICE Staff
pill testing

A Spilt Milk Pill Tester Explains How Things Went So Wrong

Spilt Milk was to be the first music festival in Australia to offer professional pill testing. Then everything went to shit.
David Caldicott
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Did Spilt Milk Abandon Pill Testing Over Paperwork or Politics?

The festival says they were missing paperwork from the pill testers, STA-SAFE says otherwise.
Maddison Connaughton