We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here's what else we can do.
New research shows some festival goers are willing to take a dodgy pill regardless of the test result. So, let's use pill testing to educate them and others about reducing their risk.
Your hair can reveal how much you drink, whether you smoke or take drugs, and perhaps even how stressed you are.
The proposal to drug test welfare recipients needs to be fine-tuned otherwise the government will be targetting the wrong people and be tied up in legal challenges.
All Australian government-funded construction sites now require contractors to have a comprehensive fitness for work policy that includes mandatory drug and alcohol testing.