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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The first time you encountered the phrase “bath salts” used in a drug abuse context, what immediately crossed your mind? You probably wondered how anyone could use that thing we use to soften and perfume our baths as a recreational drug. Unfortunately for society in general, the drug known as bath salts is nowhere near as harmless as those lovely Epsom salts.
Do a search on bath salts, and you will see that the word that often gets associated with it is ‘zombie’. This is most likely in reference to that zombie face-eating attack in Miami, Florida all those years ago. Although medical examiners have long since ruled out bath salts in that incident, the ‘zombie’ tag stuck. Bath salts may have nothing to do with that attack, but the drug often comes up in other incidents that are just as crazy.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More