Alcohol – Some Things You Need To Know

Many people often get confused with the number of stubbies of beer or glasses of wine they have had, compared to the number of “standard drinks” they have actually consumed. All packaged alcoholic beverages sold in Australia contain a label showing how many “standard drinks” are inside.   What is a “Standard Drink”? A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams … Read More

Drug & Alcohol Testing Now Required Under The Building Code

From Friday 16 October 2015, the new fitness for work amendments to the Building Code 2013 commenced for all building contractors covered by the Building Code. FWBC is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Building Code and will have a three stage approach to auditing the drug and alcohol testing requirements. Initially, FWBC will focus on assisting industry through education, … Read More

Hobart driver records blood-alcohol level six times over the limit

A WOMAN has been caught driving with one of the highest blood-alcohol readings ever recorded in Tasmania. A concerned member of the public contacted police who pulled over the 37-year-old driver at Lauderdale on Hobart’s Eastern Shore at 1.30pm yesterday, police said. A breath analysis taken at Bellerive Police Station returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.359 per cent, seven times … Read More

$50 million drugs seized in huge Melbourne Airport bust

ALMOST $50 million of drugs has been seized and three men arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle the haul through Melbourne Airport. Three Malaysian nationals arrived at Melbourne Airport from Kuala Lumpur yesterday where a search discovered a concealment in three suitcases. A total of 55kg of methamphetamine and 18kg of heroin was allegedly found. “The potential street value for … Read More

Drugged drivers the new enemy

  Police have unveiled plans to reduce random breath testing but more than double the number of drug tests in the face of an “alarming” surge drug-driving. The strategy comes as new research reveals significantly fewer motorists are speeding and drink-driving but are driving while high on illicit drugs in rapidly growing numbers. Figures reveal a 40 per cent drop … Read More

Drug test for drivers in serious crashes

Killer motorists and other dangerous drivers in Victoria will soon be forced to provide blood samples for drug testing. At present, Victorian drivers who have been involved in an accident but do not require medical care can refuse a blood test. The proposed new law follows a crash in Docklands last year in which IT designer Tien Le was killed. Motorist Aaron Sandner … Read More

Nudgee College suspends six students, police called as drugs found on premises

A prestigious Brisbane private school has been embroiled in a drug scandal after six students were suspended for possession of drugs. Police were called to Nudgee College on Thursday afternoon after staff raised concerns that a group of boys had cannabis on school grounds and upon arrival questioned a pair of boys. The 15-year-old and 16-year-old boys assisted police with their … Read More