Di Natale Slams “Wilful Ignorance” Of Pill Testing At Student Campaign Launch

By David Adams Cover 📷: James Ross / AAP Images   Greens leader Richard Di Natale has slammed the Victorian and New South Wales state governments over their refusal to permit pill testing trials at festivals, saying “wilful ignorance” around the harm reduction measure may contribute to the deaths of more young Australians. Speaking at the Melbourne launch of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (SSDP) Be Heard Not Harmed campaign,

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Reason leader Fiona Patten speaks with Tony Jones on Australia Day citizenship ceremonies, robo-calls and pill testing.   Cli...

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Aussie festival body says governments’ no-drugs strategies are ‘risking lives’

By Broede Carmody Cover 📷: James Alcock   The refusal to adopt nationwide pill-testing trials is “needlessly enda...


Fiona Patten is the founder and leader of REASON, and a Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Northern Metropolitan region.

She came to politics after 20 years of lobbying for the rights of organisations involved in the sexual rights movement – including small businesses, sex workers, HIV/AIDS organisations, adult media and online anti-censorship groups.