It’s bad enough when establishments with liquor licences do not shut down customers who are drinking to excess, but it’s a lot worse when someone sells alcohol without a permit or licence of any kind, and at a boat trip at that. Now a company which did the exact same thing is in legal trouble…
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Mandatory ice drug testing on Australian construction sites could become the norm, with no less than labour unions spearheading the drive, says an article on Shanghai Daily.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled as unfair the sacking of an employee who displayed drunken behaviour and sexually harassed colleagues at an office party where unlimited alcohol was served, says Anna Patty in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald.
An article by Mitrefinch Australia for the Ferret website spells out the adverse effects of alcohol abuse on business. Quoting data from Drug Info Australia, the article states that the losses suffered by Australian businesses from lost productivity due to drug and alcohol abuse is pegged at $6 billion a year. It also says that…
A joint investigation conducted by current affairs TV program Four Corners and Fairfax newspapers has exposed links between the Calabrian Mafia and senior Australian politicians, says an ABC News report.
The Sydney Morning Herald just recently featured a rather hilarious article by Brendan Foster about his support of drinking at work parties and a list of things we would sorely miss if and when alcohol does get banned at Christmas parties and the like for good.
The lockout laws that were implemented in Sydney in June 2014 to curb alcohol-related violence in the city’s hotspots have proven effective, and it’s about time they were expanded to benefit other NSW communities experiencing similar problems, says St. Vincent’s Hospital CEO Toby Hall in an article for The Daily Telegraph.
If you think that social drinking will never lead to something worse, think again. In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Rachel Browne puts the spotlight on a man who started out as a social drinker but ended up losing his job and nearly losing his life because of alcohol addiction.