Thanks to an intensified campaign against drugs, the crime rate in the Western Australian city of Busselton has taken a dip, says a report by ABC News.
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A report by Julia Medew for The Sydney Morning Herald says that alcohol and drugs are causing employees to take 11.5 million sick days a year.
Six years ago, The Government of West Australia imposed an alcohol ban in the remote West Australian town of Halls Creek. Now it’s causing more problems as the alcohol ban has given rise to a black market for alcohol as well as prostitution in the town, reports Lucy Martin for ABC News.
Ice use in the mining industry is escalating, and this situation is starting to raise concerns among industry groups who are keen on resolving it, says an ABC News article.
The Daily Telegraph has conducted a survey testing pubs across Sydney for traces of drug use within their premises, and the results reveal that 80 per cent of the licensed establishments surveyed has turned up evidence of rampant illicit drug use.
The rising incidence of ice use in the construction industry has raised concerns among unions, who are now open to the idea of mandatory drug testing on construction sites, says Sue Lannin in a report for ABC News.
The ice epidemic is getting worse in Australia, but one central New South Wales town is having it so bad it has earned the nickname “South Pole”, says an article on News.com.au
A top addiction research centre has testified before a Federal Senate inquiry that high unemployment rates are driving many regional Australians to abuse drugs and alcohol, says Geoff Egan in a report for the Sunshine Coast Daily. Professor Ann Roche, director of the Flinders University National Centre for Education on Training and Addiction, told the…