What can we do for the young people impacted by drug testing welfare recipients?
The federal budget. If you’re like me, you often see those words and feel the weight of politics. I encourage you to keep reading because the politics we’re talking about here shouldn’t be our primary focus in relation to this issue.
The release of the latest federal budget definitely started a few fires (as always, really). A fire sparking lots of attention was the proposed approach to increase employment amongst welfare recipients. Random drug testing welfare recipients to encourage more people into employment. That’s the goal. Though for many of us within the alcohol and other drug sector or related agencies and organisations, we have concerns about this approach. If you’ve been hiding under a turtle shell lately, you can pop your head out and check out some of the pros and cons being discussed here. Read More