‘Not a foolproof system’: Premier stands strong on pill testing
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is maintaining her stance against pill testing, saying it’s far from a “foolproof” system.
Her comments come after 19-year-old Callum Brosnan died after taking drugs at a Sydney music festival on Saturday.
Just three months ago, two people died from overdoses at Sydney’s Defqon 1 event.
The latest tragedy has reignited debate about pill-testing and whether it should be implemented at festivals.
Joining Ben Fordham in the studio, NSW Premier Gladys Berejilklian says if she felt the testing “would save a single life” the state government would go down that path.
“Everybody’s body reacts differently and what might be safe for one person isn’t safe for another. It doesn’t deal with dosages.
“It gives people a false sense of security.
“Also, can you imagine every young person actually putting up their hand and saying, ‘I’m about to take this illegal substance, can you test it for me?’.
“That is not by any stretch a foolproof system, quite the opposite. We’re concerned about what it leads to.”
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She says the best message they can send to young people is not to take the illegal substance.
“Things are illegal for a reason. They’re not good for you, they can harm you, they can cause you death.”
The Premier is also maintaining her stance that the state needs to “take a breather” on current migration levels.
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