Various interest groups have told a parliamentary inquiry into the drug known as ice that the Australian government’s campaign against the drug is leaving users stigmatised, says Bridie Jabour in a report for The Guardian.Read More
As a doctor, Owler said he has had to personally deal with the consequences of alcohol abuse, including injuries from accidents as well as violence—domestic or otherwise—that is triggered by alcohol abuse. He also stresses out that alcohol abuse could lead to a number of medical conditions such as cardiovascular problems, liver disease, sleep disorders and even cancer.
The cost of alcohol is also quite high. According to Owler, the economic costs of alcohol abuse can be pegged between $16 billion to $36 billion.
Tackling alcohol abuse, says Owler, would require parental oversight and responsibility as well as the implementation of more stringent policies by both federal and state governments.
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Apparently, drug traffickers will use anyone, even the elderly, just so they could smuggle ice into Australia. According to a report by Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Jeanavive McGregor, this MO was uncovered following the death of a Gold Coast grandfather in China, where he was arrested with nearly 1.9 kilograms of the drug methamphetamine.Read More
In the wake of the positive ice drug test on the race horse named Shockaholic, Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths says a drug testing programme for horse trainers’ staff should be taken into consideration.Read More
Australian authorities may have seized record numbers of ice shipments and have made a ton of arrests, but as long as demand for the drug is high, police work cannot slow the supply of ice, reports Dan Box for The Australian.Read More
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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 after a boat trip it organised led to the death of a mortgage broker, says Danielle Le Messurier in a report for Perth Now.Read More