Ms PATTEN: Just quickly on another matter, I was unable to attend the annual MardiGrass festival in Nimbin last weekend, but I did hear it was a great success and cannabis activists from around the country came together for a united call for action on drug law reform.
I would like to make a special shout-out to the New South Wales police, who yet again decided to target the event through their so-called random drug tests, where they stopped every single car—randomly—going to the festival. It is yet again another massive overreach from the New South Wales authorities.
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Members statement 5/5/21