Pill testing

Drug checking
Briefing paper

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pill Testing Pilot for Drug Harm Reduction) Bill 2019: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks at legislative attempts to introduce pill testing across all Australian states and territories. It includes an overview of major stakeholder opinions on pill testing, and brief descriptions of existing pill testing programs in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, the...

ACT pill testing trial 2019: program evaluation

The findings in this report support the development of further pill testing trials in Australia, using diverse implementation models, with a focus on designing and implementing the services in a manner that is responsive to their unique contexts, rather than applying any single implementation approach.

Night lives: Reducing drug-related harm in the night time economy

Based on in-depth interviews with over 50 key stakeholders, this report from the United Kingdom concludes that the major perceived barriers to implementation of initiatives to reduce drug-related harm can be overcome through partnership working and a greater understanding of their wider positive impact among...
Briefing paper

Drug checking as a harm reduction tool for recreational drug users: opportunities and challenges

This briefing is about drug checking or pill testing in a number of European countries. The drug checking programs aim of providing targeted preventive messages to recreational drug users.
Briefing paper

Drug use at music festivals

Drug use at music festivals has become a public safety concern in NSW, one that has led to a number of deaths in recent years. This paper provides an overview of the main recommendations of the Expert Panel report entitled Keeping People Safe at Music...

Report on the ACT GTM pill testing pilot: a harm reduction service

The STA-SAFE Consortium was able to successfully deliver a pill testing pilot at the GTM Festival on 29th April 2018. The service was very well received by festival goers and the pilot provided a very important range of information to be provided to key stakeholders...

Drug law reform

The Australian Sex Party would see personal drug use decriminalised. Decriminalisation has been shown to reduce both drug use, overall, and drug-related harm. It also eliminates potential social harm associated with a drug-related arrest or conviction.