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Governing by alcohol

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If alcohol were available in the workplaces of doctors and nurses, teachers, bus drivers, dentists, airline pilots, police officers, in fact anyone in whom we entrust our care, there would be outrage.

Why then is it tolerated in Parliament House where laws, policies, and decisions that affect our lives are made? Just another example of arrogant entitlement, I suppose.

 

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  1. Well said. Alcahol is no longer acceptable in Commonwealth departments and other workplaces, in many now not even at after hours social events. Some Commonwealth departments also breath test employees for drugs and alcahol . It’s time our politicians and their precious advisors meet the same high standard of the public service and the expectations of the broader community of what is acceptable in a workplace .

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