An independent MLC will move another motion to debate pill testing in Tasmania's upper house, following the release of a New South Wales coroner's report into six drug-related deaths at music festivals on the mainland.
Murchison MLC Ruth Forrest tabled a motion in the Legislative Council in August which brought on debate around the issue of pill testing.
The original motion was defeated, with just four members supporting it and the two major parties voting against it.
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But now that New South Wales Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has recommended that pill testing be trialled in that state, as well as highlighting the issues around the use of drug detection dogs and strip searches at music festivals, Ms Forrest said the time was right to debate the matter in Tasmania once more.
"[The motion will] go on the notice paper this coming Friday and my intention would be to debate it the following Tuesday [November 19]," Ms Forrest said. "I particularly want to focus on a pill testing trial or pilot for this year's festivals."
"And, of course, to undertake it, you would need to have a memorandum of understanding or something similar with police, so there needs to be a discussion with police about how they would manage that.
"That conversation would naturally include the use of sniffer dogs and other body searches and stuff like that, so that'd be a matter for the government to [consider]."
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania chief executive Alison Lai implored the state's politicians to take heed of what medical professionals and experts were saying on the subject of pill testing and listen to the community.
"Someone is going to have to take the lead on this very soon," she said. "To do nothing begs the question as to why - what is your reasoning as to why we would not try this?
"We've got Pill Testing Australia sitting there saying they would fly all of their equipment and their medical professionals over for free to come and do a trial.
Tasmanian government frontbencher Michael Ferguson said on Friday the government continued to have a "strong position" on pill testing.
"If an individual coroner in New South Wales or any other state for that matter wishes to put forward other recommendations [on pill testing] then they can be examined," he said.
"The clear message that we would continue to reinforce is that there is no level of taking drugs that [is] safe."