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Morrison’s drug doubt

By JOHN MOYLE The Morrison Government’s revival of the 2017 Turnbull policy to drug test welfare recipients should come as no surprise, as the Government is awash in a wave of “compassionate conservatism”. The two-year trial will see 5,000 welfare recipients of Newstart and the Youth Allowance have their payments suspended if they test positive […]

Sniffer dog days

BY MICHAEL HITCH It’s not just you; it seems that everyone’s got a bone to pick with sniffer dogs. New research has proven that deploying drug detection dogs at festivals and public places encourages dangerous drug consumption. The study, conducted by RMIT University, not only found that sniffer dog presence increases unsafe drug practices, but […]

Second pill-testing trial

BY MICHAEL HITCH Canberra paves the way once again after rolling out the second successful pill-testing medical service pilot at the Groovin The Moo music festival. The pill-testing trial, designed to reduce harm by “providing health advice to young people,” was organised and conducted on Sunday 28 April by Pill Testing Australia (PTA), Take Control […]