PM defends drug testing proposal, which is struggling to attract support in parliament The prime minister, Scott Morrison, says he is “puzzled” by the widespread opposition to the idea of drug testing welfare recipients, as the government struggles to win over Senate support for the plan.Saying he believed that drug testing those on Newstart and Youth Allowance could help people address substance abuse problems and get into the workforce, Morrison emphasised the proposal was a trial. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/09/scott-morrison-says-he-is-puzzled-by-opposition-to-welfare-drug-testing
Author : Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent
Publish date : 2019-09-09 10:38:08
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