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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– 3AW Melbourne, www.3aw.com.au, Tuesday 30 January 2018