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Hobart's pill test vote

New ground is set to be broken when Hobart City Council takes a vote tonight on whether to adopt a pro-pill testing stance for music festivals and other events.

Councillor Holly Ewin has championed the idea and is confident she has the numbers to get the motion across the line, in a first for a Tasmanian council.

She's unfazed that winning over an anti-pill testing state government has appeared unlikely. 

"It's about continuing the conversations on from here, so whether we've got personal and professional connections with other people, even just in the community, let alone other levels of government and just keeping on talking about it and saying this is good evidence based policy and these are the decisions we should be making for minimising harm in our community."

As for those who think elected officials should confine their responsibilities to roads, rates and rubbish, proponent Councillor Ewin offers this.

"I would say that's not what I was elected to do and I'm representing the cohort of the community who elected me."