Melbourne University’s student union has agreed to supply “harm reduction packs” – including a reagent testing kit – at its info desk on campus.
The news comes after a unanimous vote by the university union’s governing council, according to student club Students For Sensible Drug Policy.
“This is action. This is change. And we’re only just getting started,” wrote the club in a Facebook post.
The packs will be free and “totally anonymous”, available once the semester resumes on October 3.
Pill testing has been a buzz issue of late, with key figures such as Alex Wodak and David Caldicott, as well as Unharm’s Will Tregoning announcing they will potentially defy state governments to test pills at festivals.
While our draconian state governments may be taking a hardline stance against the sensible option (i.e. refusing to test pills when it’s proven people will take them anyway), it’s good to know there are some future minds and leaders that aren’t so daft.