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Drug testing trial obscures real solution to Australia’s drug and alcohol problem

James Toomey, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  The best way to address a social issue is to eradicate the smoke and mirrors by starting with a clarifying question of “what evidence-based problem are we trying to solve?” writes James

How philosophy 101 could help break the deadlock over drug testing job seekers

Contributor, Friday, 13th September 2019 -  Proposals to drug test welfare recipients may be here to stay unless there is a shift in the moral frames, writes Professor Alison Ritter, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare bill could

Logan Named as Second Trial Site for Drug Testing

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 -  The Queensland region of Logan has been unveiled as the second site for controversial drug testing trials that target welfare recipients. Minister for Social Services Christian

Social Sector Urges Government to Abandon Welfare Changes

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  The social sector has called on the government to abandon its proposed welfare changes after legislation to help people “move from welfare into work” was introduced into the House…

Social Sector Calls for Drug Rehabilitation Over Punishment

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 15th May 2017 -  A peak body for Australia’s social sector has warned the government’s “punitive measures” to drug test welfare recipients is counter-intuitive and will have dire effects…
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