Fes­ti­val bosses, take charge

Mercury (Hobart) - - LETTERS -

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

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