Festival bosses, take charge
WITH the summer concert and festival season fast approaching, pill testing is in the spotlight again and it is time event organisers took responsibility and arranged for this to happen. It is not the responsibility of any level of government to take on the task and expect taxpayers to foot the bill which will include lawsuits when things inevitably go wrong.
Event organisers can cover the costs, including insurance, through ticket pricing and in that way it becomes a user-pays system. We, as a society, already spend far too much on enforcement and consequences of illegal activities and that comes at a massive cost to health, housing, infrastructure, education and all the things law-abiding citizens expect. We seem to be heading in a direction where our actions are always the fault and responsibility of someone else. Randall Corney Action Park