Random drug testing has been in place in police services across Australia, but not in the Northern Territory. According to a report by Kieran Banks for NT News, Northern Territory police has yet to implement a drug testing regime for its officers.Read More
The Essendon Football club has pleaded guilty to occupational health and safety charges that stem from its ill-fated supplements program in 2011-2012, essentially admitting that they have failed to provide their players a safe workplace, says a report from OHS Alert.Read More
Around two years ago, the Master Builders Association ACT and Frontline Diagnostics started a conversation regarding the disturbingly high incidence of alcohol and other drug use within the building and construction industry (now stands at 20%, or 1 in 5 workers).
It was agreed between the two management bodies that an approach to Government may have some positive response, particularly with the ICE epidemic growing steadily.
MBA ACT and Frontline Diagnostics wished to indicate a leadership response in addressing the growing drug issues.
What wasn’t expected was for the Federal Govt. to take the leadership role and introduce legislation that could herald the start of a new responsible approach to workplace safety.Read More
An article by Bella Westaway for HuffPost Australia reports about a video made by a young Australian man to show the effects of party drugs on him to encourage young Australians to avoid such substances. The video contains footage that some may find disturbing.Read More
By nature, company Christmas parties are fun. They’re supposed to be at least. After all, it’s practically the only time of the year when everyone at the office gathers in one venue not to work, but to let their hair down even for just one night. The thing is, some do more than just let their hair down.
Over the years, we have learned that there will always be “that guy” (or girl, whatever the case may be) who does something so embarrassing at the office Christmas party that will be talked about for years to come. And, more often than not, these office Christmas party fails are fueled by alcohol.Read More
Defending NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, are now among the best teams in NBA history after beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday night to match the league record for the best start to a regular season. With 15 wins and no losses, the Dubs–which include our very own Andrew Bogut–are now on the same pedestal as the 1948-49 Washington Capitols, playing in the then Basketball Association of America, and the 1993-94 NBA title-winning Houston Rockets. The best part is that they did it without having to resort to drugs that would enhance their performance.Read More