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Reason Party leader calls for pill-testing to be introduced

NEIL MITCHELL
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The Reason Party has renewed calls for the introduction of pill-testing.

It comes after nine people were hospitalised after a mass drug overdose at Festival Hall on the weekend.

Reason Party leader Fiona Patten told Neil Mitchell evidence from overseas trials shows that pill-testing saves lives and reduces drug use.

“How many people need to die?” Ms Patten said in the 3AW studio.

“Does it need to be a politician’s child?”

Ms Patten said the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has been calling for pill-testing for years.

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Ms Patten, who joins Neil on a fortnightly basis, addressed several issues, including:

  • The Koorie Youth Council
  • The role of the media
  • Security at gun shops
  • Have we gone to far with restricting physical contact?

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NEIL MITCHELL
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