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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 746 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 September 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 16 September 2021

POLICE — DRUG TESTING

746. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to comments made by Professor Dan Lubman, AM, executive clinical director at Turning Point and director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre at Monash University, as highlighted in tabled paper 507.

(1) Is the minister aware of impairment testing versus presence testing?

(2) If not, why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

(1)–(2) The Road Traffic Act 1974 includes offences regarding alcohol and drug presence and impairment.