A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission shows that a worker’s summary dismissal for drug use in safety critical work environments is lawful, even when the termination process lacks procedural fairness.
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Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have found out that the number of young ice users in Australia has tripled in four years, according to a report by Rachel Olding for The Sydney Morning Herald.
The sporting world has been hit by another doping scandal. Maria Sharapova, former top-ranked female tennis player in the world, has admitted in a press conference that she tested positive for a recently banned substance at the Australian Open.
The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker for a failed drug test upon returning from a trip to Bali, says a report from OHSAlert.
Australian police have seized 720 litres of methylamphetamine or liquid ice stashed in a shipment of bras, says a report by ABCNews.
Some businesses may treat drug use that occurs outside of allocated work hours as not really a workplace problem. That, however, is not really the case, as stressed in an article on the Industry Update website.
Wellington police are saying that a bath salts overdose killed 27-year-old Kerry Grant, says Joel Maxwell and Tommy Livingston in a report for Stuff NZ.
Drones are now being used to smuggle drugs into prison, says Matthew Dunn in a report for News.com.au.