While the NSW police strip-searching members of the public has provoked an angry response, it also represents the first step of something galling.
At this weekend’s Above and Beyond music festival, NSW police have vowed to deny ticket holders entry on the basis of drugs, even if they don’t find any.
In an effort to stop illicit drug use, one state premier is looking to send drug-detecting dogs into high schools.
To combat our growing ecstasy problem, a motion has been passed through the Senate to implement pill-testing measures. However, the voices of dissent have not gone quiet.
NSW Police have come under fire for trolling an anti-sniffer dog page, as mounting evidence disputes the effectiveness of the dogs in curbing drug use.
Greens MP Jenny Leong recently announced a bill that would repeal the powers of drug dog searches in NSW, and below she explains why.