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This Liberal councillor wants politicians drug tested

Luke Grant

A Sydney councillor wants all NSW politicians to lead by example and be drug tested on the job as debate rages about pill testing at music festivals.

Liberal councillor Pat Daley will move a motion at the Northern Beaches Council’s next meeting in February to introduce drug tests for all councillors and staff.

The former NSW Police officer and Salvation Army campaigner is calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to do the same at NSW Parliament House.

While applauding her tough stance against drugs and opposition to pill testing following several deaths at music festivals, he wants her to take it further.

He tells Luke Grant “we’re seeing drugs being normalised”.

“Saying that we need to have a pill test, really, is putting up the white flag.”

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