pill testing

Drugs

The Rise and Fall of 'Red Mitsubishis': the Pill That Terrified Australia

In the 90s they were the pinga of choice. By the early 2000s they'd become public enemy number one.
Sam Nichols
3.5.19
Drugs

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
2.18.19
Australia Today

A ‘Drug Overdose’ at Beyond The Valley Was Probably a Snake Bite

It's been revealed that 20-year-old Callum Edwards, who died of a suspected drug overdose last week, had tiger snake venom in his system.
Gavin Butler
1.10.19
Australia Today

Former Australian Police Commissioner wants to Decriminalise Drugs

Mick Palmer wants to see an Australia where taking recreational drugs is legal—and, more importantly, safe.
Gavin Butler
9.27.18
Australia Today

Even the ACT Health Minister Wants to Legalise Drug Testing at Festivals

After Canberra's successful pill testing trial, even non-Greens politicians are onboard.
VICE Staff
6.25.18
Australia Today

NSW Cops Evicted People Who Didn’t Have Drugs From ‘Above & Beyond’

They threw out anyone targeted by a sniffer dog, even when the dog was wrong.
VICE Staff
6.12.18
Australia Today

NSW Police Just Upped Their Insane Drugs War Against Festivalgoers

Anyone targeted by sniffer dogs at Above & Beyond festival will be evicted—even people who don’t have drugs.
VICE Staff
6.6.18
Drugs

Police Had 'Never Seen Anything Like It'—Epic Number Of Drugs Seized at Sydney Festival

Cops at Midnight Mafia Music Festival identified 187 people with drugs, including a 21-year-old with 1,600 caps.
Wendy Syfret
5.7.18
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
5.1.18
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
4.30.18
Australia Today

ACT Police Won't 'Actively Target' Pill Testers at Groovin the Moo

No, they won't be standing out front testing tent with sniffer dogs.
Maddison Connaughton
4.27.18
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
4.26.18
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