Drug Testing Trial
The Government plans to introduce a drug testing trial in three locations across Australia.
Under the trial 5,000 new recipients of Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance (other) will be tested over the two-year trial period across three locations.
Drug testing will be trialled in Canterbury-Bankstown (NSW), Logan (QLD) and Mandurah (WA).
The drug testing trial is part of a range of welfare measures designed to better support people into work and ensure the welfare system continues to provide a safety net for those who need it most. The trial is subject to the passage of legislation.