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Rally demands pill testing

By Laura Neill The pill-testing debate ignited at Town Hall last Saturday as hundreds of pro-testing campaigners rallied to force the issue on the government’s election agenda, just one week after the recent drug-related fatality of 19-year-old Alex King. Hundreds of protesters brandishing signs and banners gathered outside Sydney Town Hall to protest the NSW […]

Drug sniffers on the nose with Greens

BY JADE MORELLINI The success of drug-detection dogs has been put into question, with the Greens releasing new figures on the amount of money spent on hiring the dogs – an estimated $6000 per hour for only three dogs - which they claim deliver false-positives 50-75% of the time. Greens MP David Shoebridge said, “NSW […]

Comment: Drug dogs barking up wrong tree

By David Shoebridge David Shoebridge is a NSW Greens MP If you catch the train on a regular basis, it’s likely that you’ve encountered police with drug dogs. Public transport is the main focus of drug dog operations despite being one of the least effective locations for drug detection. In 2012 politicians from both the […]