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Berejiklian sticks to drug abstinence stance when asked about over-policing at festivals

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NSW premier sidesteps questions about a link between excessive police presence and young people swallowing multiple pillsThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has dodged questions on whether “over-policing” at music festivals might be responsible for young people swallowing multiple pills, saying the strongest message to ensure lives aren’t lost is “don’t take illegal substances”.A coronial inquest is currently scrutinising the drug-related deaths of six people at music festivals between December 2017 and January 2019. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/14/berejiklian-sticks-to-drug-abstinence-stance-when-asked-about-over-policing-at-festivals

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Publish date : 2019-07-14 06:09:45

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