The 2015 Operation AUSTRANS blitz has bagged more drug-driving workers than it had in 2014. According to new figures released by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA), the month-long AUSTRANS campaign successfully apprehended 190 heavy vehicle drivers who tested positive to drugs or alcohol. The figure marks an increase from last year’s catch,…
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The rising incidence of ice use at HMAS Sterling has forced the Australian Defence Force to consider making the sailors assigned in the said naval base undergo hair drug testing, says Nick Butterly in a report for The West Australian.
The policy of West Australian police to not test drink drivers for drugs needs to be changed, and that the WA Government should create a specific “combined impairment” charge for those who drive under the influence of both drugs and alcohol, according to a group of road safety researchers.
Steve Butler has written a piece for The West Australian that focuses on the stories of mostly teenage addicts who are now on their way towards recovery thanks to a local rehab program.
For an employer with a workplace drug policy in place, being well-informed about drugs and drug addiction is essential. The same goes for the HR officers and the managers tasked with actually implementing that policy. They need to be familiar with the different illicit substances that employees may have access to, their effects, and most…
A new study has revealed that workplace drug use is on the rise again, says Dan Cook in a report for Credit Union Times.
Many residents of Central Queensland wants all its businesses to conduct random drug tests for employees, says the results of a recent poll conducted by The Morning Bulletin.
A crackdown conducted by the Roads and Maritime Services in Albury has proven successful as two drivers test positive for drugs, says Blair Thomson in a report for The Border Mail.