NEWS ROOM

A selection of articles from Pill Testing Australia appearing around the world.

An Australian First – Fixed Site Pill Testing Announced

An Australian First – Fixed Site Pill Testing Announced

Pill Testing Australia (PTA) and Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) are pleased to advise that approval has been given by the ACT Government to pilot Australia’s first ever fixed site pill testing service. The approval was announced in last night’s ACT Government’s Budget...

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PTA Launch “Give That They May Know” fundraiser!

PTA Launch “Give That They May Know” fundraiser!

Well… hello, Australia! My name is David Caldicott, it’s entirely possible that you may have seen or heard me harping on about harm minimisation in general and pill testing in particular over the last decade or so. If so, sorry about the prior intrusion and apologies...

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NCA’s decision on pill testing betrays public trust

NCA’s decision on pill testing betrays public trust

  The National Capital Authority has blocked a proposal for pill testing at this year's Spilt Milk festival in Canberra. It was able to do this because the festival is held on grounds that the NCA's manages. It made this decision despite the support of the ACT...

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The Rejection Of Drug Testing Is A Hard Pill To Swallow

The Rejection Of Drug Testing Is A Hard Pill To Swallow

It is a case of the demand for perfection stifling any progress. In their efforts to defend the 'just say no' approach to pill testing, government officials often highlight what they believe is a major problem. Basically, that there is the potential for a...

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