The conversation in Sydney this week revolves around issues of drugs that saw the New South Wales (NSW) coroner investigating 6 deaths in the various music festivals.
While the coroner recommends pill testing to be a legal law, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the state police are rejecting these proposals.
However, the question still remain unanswered about what needs to be done about drugs because pill testing doesn’t deter drugs completely.
This puts the Premier in a difficult position because she is being accused of putting lives at risk, by rejecting suggestions to introduce pill testing at music festivals.
If the Premier agrees to the suggestion of pill testing, it would still take our attention away from the root course of all drug related issues.
The NSW government therefore, has a huge task to fight and tackle the sources of drugs and shut them down.
And, people should stop blaming festival goers because there are some who are going to the festivals purely to have fun and enjoy music.
We should all look at the problem from a different point of view and approach it with a certain way.
There are usually thousands of fans trying to attend a music festival, for instance if there are ninety thousands people, entering into a music scene, it may be a hard and daunting process to test everyone before they enter.
There is also the public interest that the Berejiklian government should be aware of, that is what do people actually want? What parents and citizens in NSW want to be done about drugs?
It seems feasible when police could use snipper dogs to detect people carrying drugs into music festivals, but the real sources of drugs would still remain untouched anyway.
Pill testing therefore, needs to be discussed properly in parliament so that it will be officially legalised to satisfy everyone.
The Premier could be right in other words, because the government should not infringe on people’s rights at any random times of fun.
The government has a right to bring good laws that would change people’s behaviours about drugs, like some educational strategies to inform and aware people about the dangers of drugs.