Festival chief’s overwhelming admission

Diana Nguyen, 18, and Joseph Pham, 23, suffered MDMA overdoses during a Defqon.1 festival in western Sydney and after died on Sep 2018.

Today, during an inquisition into their deaths, Simon Coffey, a executive of Q-dance Australia, that runs Defqon.1, pronounced he left a medical government of a eventuality to a executive — Event Medical Services (EMS).

Yesterday, a justice listened there were usually dual doctors — one of whom pronounced he had “limited knowledge in providing vicious care” — in a singular medical tent portion 30,000 people. The youth of a dual doctors described a horrible conditions on a prohibited and dry day.

Defqon festival organiser Simon Coffey gave justification during Lidcombe Coroners Court. Picture: Peter Rae/AAP

Defqon festival organiser Simon Coffey gave justification during Lidcombe Coroners Court. Picture: Peter Rae/AAPSource:AAP

Dr Andrew Beshara, who treated Mr Pham and Ms Nguyen during a festival, described a raging impulse a span were brought into a medical tent in discerning succession.

Dr Beshara pronounced during a day he was constantly traffic with cases of asthma attacks and dehydration. He combined he worked 12-and-a-half hours though a correct break.

Today in court, warn aiding Peggy Dwyer asked Mr Coffey how many he knew about a medical services being supposing during a event.

He responded observant Q-dance Australia had relied on EMS given 2016 and left those services in a hands given then.

“You relied wholly on (EMS) to establish a peculiarity of a medical staff?” Dr Dwyer asked him.

“Yes, like we had finished each year,” he answered.

Mr Coffey went on to strongly criticize Australia’s proceed to mistreat minimisation observant other countries are “years ahead” of us.

He pronounced a deaths of dual immature people during a festival in 2018 had left him “absolutely devastated” and that all destiny events are now on reason until a inquest’s commentary are published.

Defqon plant Joseph Pham graphic with Jasmine Duong during Defqon 2016.

Defqon plant Joseph Pham graphic with Jasmine Duong during Defqon 2016.Source:Supplied

He also told a justice how he has attended Defqon events in Holland for a past 12 years and beheld a vital differences between a eventuality there, and a one he organises in western Sydney.

At a 3 day, 150,000 ability European event, that is many incomparable than a one-day 30,000 people festival in Sydney, he pronounced we could “put money” on there being no drug fatalities.

“The festival enlightenment (in a Netherlands) is 100 times bigger, though they have no fatalities,” he told a court.

He pronounced he attended this year’s Defqon in Holland — where he pronounced he didn’t see a singular military bureau over a 3 days he was there.

There were no fatalities, notwithstanding a fact there was an heated 30C heatwave.

He pronounced a enlightenment in Holland is some-more “open and honest” when it comes to drug use.

As an example, he pronounced festival-goers there are some-more expected to be greeted with a cuddle from mistreat rebate professionals on their approach in and out of a event, rather than a “wall of police, demonstration military and drug dogs”.

Diana Nguyen died during Defqon final year.

Diana Nguyen died during Defqon final year.Source:Supplied

“It’s a really intimidating for immature people (in Australia),” he said. “I don’t feel like they feel assured coming a military officer since they consider they’ll go to jail.”

Mr Coffey pronounced there is a government-run app in Holland that alerts users to dangerous drugs that competence be circulating, such as PMA, that is mostly sole as “MDMA”, though is distant some-more toxic.

The justice listened PMA was obliged for a genocide of a immature male during Defqon in 2013. There was a serve deadliness during Defqon in 2015, when another immature male was found passed in his tent after a suspected MDMA overdose.

Callum Brosnan dancing during Knockout Games during Sydney Olympic Park shortly before he died of a drug-related overdose.

Callum Brosnan dancing during Knockout Games during Sydney Olympic Park shortly before he died of a drug-related overdose.Source:Facebook

Mr Coffey told a justice he believes that authorities in Australia are struggling to strech immature people with messages about a mistreat of MDMA.

“The Government is utterly distant private from this assembly and since we (Q-dance) are a closest to this assembly we can yield a many convincing information that they will consume,” he said.

The justification was given as partial of a two-week inquisition into a deaths of 6 immature Australians during NSW song festivals.

The inquisition is examining a deaths of Ms Nguyen, Mr Pham, Callum Brosnan, 19, Josh Tam, 22, Alexandra Ross-King, 19, and Hoang Tran, 18 – who all died due to drug overdoses over dual festival seasons.

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