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Tenth man charged over Australia's biggest ever meth bust off WA coast

Tenth man charged over Australia's biggest ever meth bust off WA coast

A tenth man has been arrested in relation to Australia's biggest meth bust, exactly one year after drugs with a street value of $1.04 billion were found.

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Family of 'beautiful' teen plead for pill testing after suspected festival drug overdose
Drug reform

Family of 'beautiful' teen plead for pill testing after suspected festival drug overdose

Central Coast teenager Alex Ross-King, 19, collapsed after consuming an unknown substance at FOMO festival in Parramatta. 

  • by Sarah Keoghan & Lucy Cormack
Woman dies after Sydney music festival
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Pill testing

Woman dies after Sydney music festival

A 19-year-old woman has died in hospital after attending the FOMO music festival in Parramatta.

  • by Lucy Cormack & Matt O'Sullivan
The evidence of pill testing should speak for itself
Opinion
Opinion

The evidence of pill testing should speak for itself

It’s time to put opinions and prejudices aside and actually have a proper, well-structured trial to gauge whether pill testing at festivals actually does provide any benefit to reducing the harms of illegal drugs.

  • by Michael Fawsitt
'Coma in a bottle': police seize $12m shipment sent from China
Drugs

'Coma in a bottle': police seize $12m shipment sent from China

The seizure is the largest ever made in NSW and follows a joint operation by officers from NSW Police and the Australian Border Force.

'She was on the right path': teen pleads guilty to sneaking 394 pills into festival
Courts

'She was on the right path': teen pleads guilty to sneaking 394 pills into festival

18-year-old Tina Phan took the pills into the festival to help her family, a court has heard.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
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'Young people deserve better': festivals push governments on pill testing
Music festivals

'Young people deserve better': festivals push governments on pill testing

In an open letter to political leaders, including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Australian Festival Association is urging governments to develop pill testing trials.

  • by Angus Thompson
Aussie festival body says governments' no-drugs strategies are 'risking lives'
Music festivals

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

The industry body has called on state and territory governments to develop pill-testing trials and other "evidence-based" measures. 

  • by Broede Carmody
Effectiveness of pill testing is inconclusive, so we should trial it
Opinion
Opinion

Effectiveness of pill testing is inconclusive, so we should trial it

The opportunity to advise young people on the risks is a great strength of testing programs.

  • by Martyn Lloyd Jones & Paul Komesaroff
Four men arrested in alleged $2 million Sydney cocaine bust
Courts

Four men arrested in alleged $2 million Sydney cocaine bust

Four men were arrested after Border Force officials detected $2 million worth of cocaine disguised in a package sent from Peru.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
'I lost my kids, I lost everything': Perth mum hits rock bottom before drug recovery

'I lost my kids, I lost everything': Perth mum hits rock bottom before drug recovery

Sally’s five-year addiction led to her losing everything; custody of her children, friends, family, her home, job and a clean criminal record.

  • by Lauren Pilat