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Jennie Ross-King (right) with her partner Andrew Murphy. Ms. Ross-King said she would also like to see a National Drug Stop involving all interest groups and government agencies, since the last one was 20 years ago

The mother of a woman who died at a music festival wants to learn how to best protect young people by looking at their drug use at dance parties.

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Jennie Ross-King & 19 year old daughter Alex was rushed to Westmead Hospital after taking nearly three doses of the MDMA party drug to attend the FOMO music festival in Parramatta in January.

She died later that evening with her family next to her.

Jennie Ross-King (right) with her partner Andrew Murphy. Ms. Ross-King said she would also like to see a National Drug Stop involving all interest groups and government agencies, since the last one was 20 years ago

Alex Ross-King, 19, died at the Westmead Hospital after taking MDMA to go to a music festival

Alex Ross-King, 19, died at the Westmead Hospital after taking MDMA to go to a music festival

Jennie Ross-King & # 39; s (left with partner Andrew Murphy) The 19-year-old daughter Alex (right) was rushed to Westmead Hospital after taking nearly three doses of the MDMA party medicine

Ms. Ross-King said she plans to go to the Splendor in the Grass festival at Byron Bay in northern NSW to see how young people use drugs at music festivals and to find out more about the festival scene.

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She also wants to see what medical care is available and what actions are being taken to minimize the damage caused by illegal drugs. She also wants to see the presence of the police.

& # 39; I can no longer protect my girl, but I am sure I will try to protect the rest of the world & # 39 ;, she said The Sun-Herald.

& # 39; I want to come into their world. Anyone who has a teenager or a child, there is a certain aspect of their life that you know nothing about. & # 39;

The grieving mother said she wanted an informed debate about testing the pill, that she said she would have used it if it had been available.

Ms Ross-King's comments come after the first week of an NSW investigation into six MDMA-related deaths at music festivals between December 2017 and January 2019.

The NSW Coroners court in Lidcombe heard that Alex had used the illegal drugs before she visited FOMO, because she was afraid she was caught by the police.

Mrs. Ross-King said she wants a National Drug Stop, as the last one was held in 1999.

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& # 39; I do not want to anticipate findings or recommendations, but I would still like to see a National Drug Stop involving all stakeholder groups and government agencies & # 39 ;, she told the Daily telegram.

& # 39; I am not an expert, but in my limited research I can confidently say that there has been a significant change in drug consumption, drug production and drug distribution.

& # 39; NSW in just 20 years seems a terribly long time not to review something that has always been a public health issue. & # 39;

Mrs. Ross-King also said that she wants to test a well-informed conversation about pills.

In April she visited Groovin & # 39; the Moo, a music festival in Canberra, where pill tests were tried out.

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She stood outside the gates and saw the young people enter the festival, just like her daughter.

& # 39; I just wanted to feel the atmosphere, see the children, even understand the design, & # 39; Ross-King said to the Sun-Herald.

Mrs. Ross-King expressed the wish to be present at a pill test, to sit in the corner of the tent and just watch.

Jennie Ross-King (left) with her partner Andrew Murphy and her daughter Alex (right) in 2015. Mrs. Ross-King said she would like to have an informed conversation about pill testing after the first week of a death investigation of six music festival visitors from MDMA, including her daughter Alex. Mrs. Ross-King thinks her daughter would have used it if it had been available

Jennie Ross-King (left) with her partner Andrew Murphy and her daughter Alex (right) in 2015. Mrs. Ross-King said she would like to have an informed conversation about pill testing after the first week of a death investigation of six music festival visitors from MDMA, including her daughter Alex. Mrs. Ross-King thinks her daughter would have used it if it had been available

Jennie Ross-King (left) with her partner Andrew Murphy and her daughter Alex (right) in 2015. Mrs. Ross-King said she would like to have an informed conversation about pill testing after the first week of a death investigation of six music festival visitors from MDMA, including her daughter Alex. Mrs. Ross-King thinks her daughter would have used it if it had been available

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The painful issue of testing pills has become a recurring theme in the judicial investigation led by state state Coroner Harriet Grahame, while the court takes into account the circumstances of MDMA-related deaths at Alex Ross-King, Joshua Tam, 22, Callum Brosnan, 19, Joseph Pham, 23, Diana Nguyen, 21, and Nathan Tran, 18.

Pill test Australia's emergency doctor, David Caldicott, told the Coroner & # 39; s Court on Friday that he would try to arrange a demonstration of how the pill test procedure works after Mrs. Grahame had indicated that she would have one at the festival want to see.

Authorities in both NSW and Victoria have resolutely rejected the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtesting pills, fearing it would encourage young people to take illegal substances.

Police Association Victoria Secretary Wayne Gatt said in January that field testing of drugs was limited in the harmful substances it could test for and that it would provide a false sense of security for young people.

& # 39; Testing pills is not the panacea to stop the use of dangerous recreational drugs, & # 39; he said.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also refused to consider pill testing because it cannot guarantee the safety of a drug.

& # 39; Testing pills does not guarantee the safety of a drug and what is safe for one person may not be safe for another & she said last year.

& # 39; We do not support a culture that says it is OK to take illegal drugs, and I am concerned about the number of people attending these events who think it is OK to take illegal drugs. & # 39;

After completing the research material, Ms. Grahame will make her recommendations.

THE SIX PEOPLE WHO DIED DATE WITH TAKING MDMA AT MUSIC FESTIVALS

Joshua Tam, 22

  • Lost Paradise, December 2018
  • Died from complications after taking MDMA
  • I believe I took five to six capsules and drank one liter of vodka
  • Temperature reached 39.5C

Alexandra Ross-King, 19

  • FOMO, January 2019
  • Died after taking MDMA
  • Apparently two and three quarters of the MDMA capsules were taken
  • Temperature reaches 42C

Diana Nguyen, 21

  • Defqon.1, September 2018
  • Died after taking MDMA
  • Probably two capsules taken
  • Temperature reached 39.5C

Joseph Pham, 23

  • Defqon.1, September 2018
  • Died after taking MDMA
  • I believe I have taken three to four pills
  • Temperature reached 39.5C

Callum Brosnan, 19

  • Knockout Games of Destiny, Decmber 2018
  • Died after taking MDMA and cocaine
  • I believe I have taken six to nine MDMA capsules
  • Temperature reached 41.9C
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Hoang Nathan Tran, 18

  • Knockout Circuz, December 2017
  • Died after taking MDMA
  • I believe I have taken four MDMA capsules
  • Temperature reaches 41C

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