It's ineffective to use drug dogs at festivals and in public places because they're much more likely to catch small-time users than suppliers.
Illicit drugs can be dangerous. Read this before you use so you know what to look out for.
Two new documentaries about the disastrous 2017 Fyre fail to fully acknowledge the exploitation of the people of the Exumas.
Every summer we hear of more deaths from drugs at festivals. But MDMA was originally a medicine, so how can it kill users?
Many women do not feel safe at music festivals, citing the particular combination of big crowds and alcohol and drug intake making them particularly wary.
Wellies at the ready, these researchers have been digging up the truth about the festival business.
Labour's big fun day ended up being for the few, not the many.
Sexual harassment and assault are common experiences in general: there is no reason to assume this is any different at music festivals.
Music festivals have been a boon to the music industry, but now we're starting to witness some pitfalls of commercial success: consolidation and creeping conformity.
Outside the capital cities and the coastal fringes, the towns and people of rural and regional Australia have had to be inventive to get through the tough times.
In a world seemingly spinning out of control, music has important roles to play – either to reflect or interpret the state of affairs, or simply to provide solace.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
Drug analysis would allow young people to make more informed choices about what they are consuming and save lives.
You won't see the chains because modern slavery doesn't work like that.
Drug-detection dogs don't stop most drug use. And they have been shown to encourage more dangerous practices, criminalise and traumatise marginalised groups, and render all as potential suspects.
From music festivals to motor racing –commercial events are taking over public parks. Here's what can be done.
When did revellers stop rebelling?
Forget the main stage headliners, the real festival heroes might be selling you crocodile burgers and mango smoothies.
Unlike museums and stadiums, weekend music and arts festivals can promote culture without gouging taxpayers.
Indigo, pink, saffron: colour for India isn't just for throwing. It's political, too.