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Music festivals cop much more laws following deaths

In what seems to be a facet step away from capsule testing, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has launched much more purple tape for music festivals transferring ahead in NSW.

Dubbed a ‘Special Liquor License’, music festivals from March 1st this yr might want to apply and be authorised by a panel of chosen consultants, anticipated to incorporate NSW Health, Police, Ambulance in addition to Liquor and Gaming NSW, earlier than a licence could be issued.

While the federal government decides how they’ll construction the brand new license, there are some non permanent situations that festivals should present a delegated space assigned with docs, nurses and paramedics to assist punters who aren’t feeling nicely have the assistance they could require and entry to free water stations.

Failure of the above might result in jail time of as much as 12 months or fines as much as $100,000 for individuals who don’t adhere to the strict pointers.

With an added layer of paper work, are these legal guidelines designed to strangle the enterprise bility of holding a music competition, just like the lockout legal guidelines?

The regulation comes as The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a peak physique that represents 17,000 docs wrote an open letter to state heads saying they support pill testing in Australia with their very own pointers.

They be part of the under authorities in well being and policing;

Australian Medical Association
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer
ACT Chief Health Commissioner Dr Paul Kelly
Independent MP Doctor Kerryn Phelps
NZ Police Commissioner Stuart Nash
Music occasion and competition organisers
The Greens
European counterparts
UK Festival organisers

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