While the NSW police strip-searching members of the public has provoked an angry response, it also represents the first step of something galling.
If your workplace has randomly sprung a drug test on you, you are well within your rights to refuse it.
The great drug debate swirls around two schools of thought. Either we protect our kids, or they just stop taking them. The latter is completely superfluous.
After yet another overdose, pill testing must now be seriously considered. Forget the media angles, or the political rhetoric, it works. Simple as that.
It was a week that brought us many horrible things. Headlined by the schadenfreude the bank commission enabled.
The social uproar over the teenager killed in one of Duterte’s drug raid is systemic to the misunderstanding of my government’s goal. It’s a tragedy, yes, but nothing in the larger scheme of things.
To combat our growing ecstasy problem, a motion has been passed through the Senate to implement pill-testing measures. However, the voices of dissent have not gone quiet.
Despite the proven results of safe inhalation rooms overseas, the political response in this country is pitifully backwards.
NSW Police have come under fire for trolling an anti-sniffer dog page, as mounting evidence disputes the effectiveness of the dogs in curbing drug use.
s the problem continues to grow, it’s time to look for alternate solutions to the ice epidemic – and decriminalisation is that. | Rob Idol
With the legalisation of medicinal marijuana ever closer, Rob Idol says it’s time to focus on the health benefits, not the assumed stigma.
Looking at the Scott McIntyre firing, #Bali9 executions, Charlie Hebdo and PEN, and the Greens, the concept of “freedom” in its many forms stands out as the issue of the week in Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap.
Better education strategies are needed to combat the ice epidemic in Australia instead of negative commentary, writes April Davis.
The war on drugs was a colossal failure, the war on synthetic drugs is just as ill-thought
Given Colorado’s foray into legal cannabis use, Alex Gillis questions the direction Australian authorities should take when it comes to the war on drugs.