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A Review of Drug Offences in Australia

punishment for drug useMany people are under the impression that the legalisation of cannabis in some states in the United States would encourage other countries like Australia to follow suit. To date, however, the Australian government hasn’t legalised cannabis, and does not appear too eager to do so. Cannabis remains illegal in Australia, and the same goes for many other substances. Here’s a review of drug offences in Australia to show you what’s illegal and what isn’t.

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Preventing Office Christmas Party Disasters

office Christmas patyMore often than not, office Christmas parties present perhaps the only opportunity for employees to drink alcohol right there in their workplaces without being called out for violating any alcohol or drug policy they have in place. An office Christmas party, however, is not a license to let loose and get drunk. Drunk people could suffer from or cause injuries, or they could behave inappropriately.

In most cases, ruining the office Christmas party should be the least of anyone’s worries. When someone gets injured or gets offended by inappropriate behaviour from a drunk reveller, the employer could be on the receiving end of a workers’ complain, or worse, a lawsuit. For employers, preventing office Christmas party disasters is a must, and here are some tips on how to do just that.

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Avoid Alcohol-Related Incidents During Office Christmas Party

office Christmas partyThe Christmas season is upon us once again, and for employers and employees, that means it’s time for Christmas parties. Time to loosen those ties, have fun, and get some alcohol into your system. While there’s no problem with serving alcohol at a work Christmas party, it is highly likely that someone is going to drink a tad too much and get hurt in the process. In some cases, someone gets too drunk and starts behaving inappropriately. And when someone drunk gets injured at a work party or grossly offended by the actions of a colleague who’s had too much to drink, that opens the employer up to potential legal action.

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What You Need To Know Regarding Workplace Drug Testing

workplace drug testingWorkplace drug testing is becoming increasingly common, and that is a great thing. It is, after all, an essential component of workplace health and safety. The more regularly workplace drug testing is done, the safer and less prone to accidents workplaces would become. Implementing a workplace drug testing program, however, is not something you just implement arbitrarily. It is, in fact, a program that takes a lot of thought and planning. Here are some important things you need to know about workplace drug testing.

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Are We Entering The ‘Ice’ Age?

teenager using drugsLet’s talk about an ice epidemic in the NSW that has been going around for some time as more and more people are getting hooked on the drug. A report by Eamonn Duff for The Sydney Morning Herald makes the epidemic seem even worse, because children are already involved.

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How Alcohol Abuse Can Ruin Your Physical Appearance

alcohol abuseHow a person looks depends on a number of things. The food we eat, for instance, is a huge factor in our appearance. Eat healthy food, and you’ll look great. Eat junk, and watch your looks fade away. The same goes for the substances we ingest, particularly when any of those substances are of the addictive kind, like alcohol. Drinking to excess can cause a lot of health problems, but many people overlook the fact that it also takes a toll on one’s looks. Here’s how alcohol abuse can ruin your physical appearance.

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