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…
Discover more our news here.
There is a mounting call for a change in Australia’s drug laws to make drug use a public health issue and not a criminal issue, and three federal MPs have just added their voices to that call, says Nick Jarvis in an article for InTheMix.
If you thought only athletes from traditional sports are prone to taking performance-enhancing drugs, think again. With the admission of some professional gamers that they have been boosting their performance levels by taking drugs like Adderall, pro gaming league ESL has taken the initiative to actually implement drug testing procedures on gamers who join its…
David Hayes, one of the top horse trainers in Australia, has added his voice to the growing clamour for trainers across the country to drug test their staff after the Shopaholic incident, in which the said horse tested positive for methamphetamine or ‘ice’
Drug screening in the workplace has been around for some time now, and few people will doubt that it has benefited countless employers and employees over the years. Following are 15 of the most impactful benefits of drug testing at the workplace. Some of these may surprise you.
An article written by Claire Tyrrell for The West Australian reports an incident which clearly illustrates how unreliable employees who abuse drugs can be. A truck driver who failed a roadside drug test conducted by police just quit his job and left behind the horse transport truck he was driving and its cargo.
A group of construction bosses in Queensland is pushing for the implementation of mandatory drug tests on building sites to curb the worsening ice problem in the construction industry, says Daryl Passmore in a report for The Courier Mail.
Drivers in Victoria who are caught under the influence of both drugs and alcohol in their system are bound to face much stiffer penalties, says Josh Gordon in an article for The Age.