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.

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