Drug and alcohol testing for MPs?


Here’s good news for all those people on our posts who call for politicians to face drug and alcohol testing.

As reported in multiple media outlets, including The Australian, Liberal MPs have called for drug and alcohol testing to be introduced at Parliament House as part of efforts to improve the behaviour of colleagues and staff.  This follows a series of well-publicised incidents.

In The Australian article, Member for Higgins Katie Allen said the alcohol culture at Parliament House needed to change.

“I’ve heard people talking about how they drink because it helps them to stay up at night,” Ms Allen told ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday. “We are making important decisions on behalf of the society.”

Victorian Senator Sarah Henderson also said that alcohol was a problem at Parliament House, and both Liberals said they supported mandatory alcohol and drug testing.

“I think we need the highest possible standards in our workplace,” Senator Henderson said in the article.


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By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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