Drug testing in the Australian workplace: Still a contested terrain

Peter Holland

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This article examines ongoing issues associated with workplace drug testing through a recent case which has resulted in revaluation of the customs, practices and standards around the use of illicit drugs inside and outside the workplace. These changes have seen the issue of workplace drug testing remain a contentious issue in the Australian employee relations landscape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-696
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Drug testing
  • employment relations
  • fitness for duty
  • impairment
  • safety
  • zero tolerance

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