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Perth officers on duty test good to drugs

Posted December 02, 2015 21:50:48

Map: Perth 6000

3 Perth police officers who tested optimistic to drugs even though on duty have been stood down, it has been revealed.

WA Police’s internal affairs unit tested about 200 officers at five suburban police stations on Monday.

According to a police statement, 3 officers returned “a presumptive positive result to amphetamine and methylamphetamine”.

The results have been forwarded to the WA Chemistry Centre for evaluation and confirmation of the result.

The WA Police Commissioner has been contacted for comment.

According to the statement, considering that legislation permitting random testing was enacted in 2011, about 9,500 screenings have been carried out on police officers.

It stated of these, 11 had been found with a blood alcohol limit of much more than .02 per cent, two have been identified making use of cannabis, two using MDMA, two on steroids and 1 on methamphetamine.

“Six of the officers who tested constructive to drugs resigned prior to the conclusion of a Loss of Self-confidence Procedure,” the statement mentioned.

“The seventh received a Letter of Corrective Guidance following it was accepted he may possibly have unwittingly ingested the steroid in an workout supplement.”

These benefits do not consist of the 3 officers stood down following Monday’s operation.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, drug-offences, police, perth-6000

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Stamp duty revenue drives budget surplus of $500 million: Victorian Government

Posted November 27, 2015 18:31:26

Victoria's Treasurer Tim Pallas Photo: Victoria’s Treasurer Tim Pallas says a massive enhance to the bottom line is due the booming property marketplace. (ABC: Alison Savage)

Powerful stamp duty income has underpinned a greater than anticipated spending budget surplus of $ 500 million, the Victorian Government says.

Treasurer Tim Pallas released a price range update that showed the surplus had elevated to $ 1.7 billion, up from the prior estimate of $ 1.2 billion in May.

Mr Pallas attributed the huge boost to the bottom line to the booming house industry, but warned the Government could not bank on such windfalls in future.

“Our reliance upon land taxes does mean that there will be volatility,” he said.

“We can not just assume that these numbers will stay around forever.

“They basically supply us with a buffer against a downturn, if and when it comes,” he stated.

Mr Pallas stated the Government was examining techniques to tackle housing affordability, as home costs shoot up.

“It’s a single of the largest and a lot more substantial policy troubles that confront Government,” he said.

“I am very considerably conscious of it, the Government is conscious of it, and we will be looking for to address this dilemma root and branch into the future.”

Mr Pallas stated the Andrews Government had been functioning on a housing affordability strategy for months, but would not reveal if it included cuts to stamp duty or better incentives for 1st residence-purchasers.

The spending budget update also showed a larger tax-take of $ 411 million, driven by population development, but public sector costs grew by five per cent.

“We have observed an boost as a consequence of the quantity of folks that are getting employed,” he mentioned.

But Opposition spokesman John Pesutto accused the Government of losing manage of the economy.

“What we’re seeing here are some quite ominous signs on the EBA (enterprise bargaining agreement) front,” he said.

“The massive query for Victorians to ask is what are they obtaining out of this? They are not receiving considerably.”

Across the budget and forward estimates, surpluses are set to total $ 6.7 billion.

Subjects: budget, government-and-politics, tax, vic

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