Date PostedMarch 1, 2017

Police Want Bar Staff Tested for Drugs and Alcohol on the job

As part of an overhaul of the South Australian liquor laws, police are proposing bar staff be drug and alcohol tested on the job.

The state Police Commissioner, Grant Stevens has revealed the proposal included in a submission made to a review of the Liquor Licensing Act.

The review made 129 recommendations, including testing bar and club staff for drug and alcohol consumption.  The submission calls for zero-tolerance policy on the test results.  It also argues for power for police to require bar staff to submit a test and for creating of an offence of resisting testing.

The submission details a number of incidents where people were affected by drugs and alcohol and were not able to perform their duties at bars and clubs as justification for the proposal.

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