The Gold Coast is famed for its long sandy beaches, but if its city council would push through with the idea of opening up the sand for business, it could soon become known as well for beach bars where selling alcohol would be allowed, says a report by Emily Crane for Daily Mail Australia.
Current and voluntary alcohol warning labels designed by the industry to put health messages across to the public are failing to achieve its goals, says new research from Deakin University.
If by laws proposed by the State Opposition to Parliament are approved, drug traffickers and manufacturers who get convicted in South Australia are bound to be meted harsher penalties, says Lauren Novak in a report for The Advertiser.
The amendments to the Building Code introduced by Senator and Employment Minister Eric Abetz is virtually his final act as a member of the Federal Cabinet, says Anna Patty in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald.
A prescription drug overdose has sent two players of Australia’s National Rugby League to the hospital, says a report in Nzherald.co.nz.
The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released data that in the two years leading up to June 2015, drug use has risen sharply in New South Wales, with cocaine use or possession cases increasing by 50 per cent, reports Kathryn Magann for ABC News.
In its bid to set behavioural standards for its construction sites, the Australian government will be implementing changes to the Building Code, including mandatory drug testing on most Commonwealth-funded building sites, starting October 16, 2015, says an article contribution by Cathy Cato for Sourceable.
If University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Jason Connor and Professor Wayne Hall are to be believed, alcohol is Australia’s deadliest drug, and it should not be overlooked by all the social activism around substance abuse.