The ABC informsus that the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is introducing a bill into the Assembly today mandating monthly random drug testing of 5% of the prison population.
Apparently he’s only after catching the downers though:
The ACT Opposition will put forward a bill in the Legislative Assembly today which would introduce random drug testing at Canberra’s jail.
The bill will call for 5 per cent of prisoners to be tested each month.
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Opposition MLA Jeremy Hanson says the drug testing would concentrate on opiates and marijuana.
Quite why he’s keen to encourage stimulants is a mystery.
A set random testing regime, however, sounds better than Simon Corbell’s recipe for corruption:
But Attorney General Simon Corbell says a testing regime is already in place.
“People are selected based on their past criminal history, based on intelligence that we have in the jail, and also based on our assessment of other circumstances that may warrant it and we undertake random mandatory drug testing,” he said.