Drug traffickers could be imprisoned for 25 years for causing deaths at music festivals by supplying pills, under new laws proposed by the New South Wales government.

Drug traffickers could be imprisoned for 25 years for causing deaths at music festivals by supplying pills, under new laws proposed by the New South Wales government.

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday that dealers would be responsible if the people who buy them later die for taking drugs.

The proposed changes would also include on-site fines of up to $ 500 for people caught with drugs at festivals.

The proposals were recommended by a panel of experts established after two deaths at music festivals at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney in September.

Drug traffickers could be imprisoned for 25 years for causing deaths at music festivals by supplying pills, under new laws proposed by the New South Wales government.

Drug traffickers could be imprisoned for 25 years for causing deaths at music festivals by supplying pills, under new laws proposed by the New South Wales government.

Ms. Berejiklian believes that the punishment for the supply of drugs that cause a death must be 10 to 25 years in prison, which means that the offense would be between serious bodily harm and involuntary manslaughter.

The panel established by the government was asked to provide advice on how to improve festival safety, but not to consider the merits of the pill tests.

Police commissioner Mick Fuller, a member of the panel, said the belief that pill testing could save lives was a "myth."

The proposals were recommended by a panel of experts established after two deaths at music festivals at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney in September, but critics have said that the decision not to consider the pill tests was not advisable ( stock image)

The proposals were recommended by a panel of experts established after two deaths at music festivals at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney in September, but critics have said that the decision not to consider the pill tests was not advisable ( stock image)

The proposals were recommended by a panel of experts established after two deaths at music festivals at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney in September, but critics have said that the decision not to consider the pill tests was not advisable ( stock image)

  The New South Wales Prime Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, believes that the punishment for the supply of drugs that cause a death must be 10 to 25 years in prison, which means that the offense would be between bodily harm and homicide involuntary

  The New South Wales Prime Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, believes that the punishment for the supply of drugs that cause a death must be 10 to 25 years in prison, which means that the offense would be between bodily harm and homicide involuntary

The New South Wales Prime Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, believes that the punishment for the supply of drugs that cause a death must be 10 to 25 years in prison, which means that the offense would be between bodily harm and homicide involuntary

"There is no science behind what percentage is safe," he told reporters.

"From my perspective as a parent, I think to myself" Would you ever try my children's drugs? Absolutely not. & # 39;

He endorsed the prime minister's plan to launch the book to dealers.

"The stronger the load, the better," Fuller said.

The Greens parliamentarian, Cate Faehrmann, insisted that the government's decision to rule out the test of the pills is "shameful".

"This ongoing war against drugs has given us more corpses," Faehrmann said in a statement.

"This was an opportunity to listen to the experts and clearly they have not."

When asked how the laws would be monitored, and if people who give pills to their friends would be treated as drug traffickers, Ms. Berejiklian said the government was "working on those legal issues."

When asked how the laws would be controlled, and if people who give pills to their friends would be treated as drug traffickers, Ms. Berejiklian said the government was "working on those legal issues."

When asked how the laws would be controlled, and if people who give pills to their friends would be treated as drug traffickers, Ms. Berejiklian said the government was "working on those legal issues."

When asked how the laws would be controlled, and if people who give pills to their friends would be treated as drug traffickers, Ms. Berejiklian said the government was "working on those legal issues."

  Green parliamentarian Cate Faehrmann insisted that the government's decision to discard pill tests at music festivals is "shameful"

  Green parliamentarian Cate Faehrmann insisted that the government's decision to discard pill tests at music festivals is "shameful"

Green parliamentarian Cate Faehrmann insisted that the government's decision to discard pill tests at music festivals is "shameful"

"I value human life … I do not want it to be taken away unnecessarily," he said.

The Take Control Campaign spokesman, Kieran Palmer, pointed to the police commissioner's claim that the test of the pills was "a myth".

"The pill test is not a" myth "and it is dangerous to refer to it as such," Palmer said in a statement.

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