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Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill

Introduced on July 30, 2020. The Bill sets up a drug testing for drivers regime. It proposes drivers who fail two consecutive oral fluid tests would incur an infringement penalty, aligned to the drink driving infringement penalty. More serious criminal charges would apply to those showing major impairment and the presence of drugs in their system after a blood test. First reading Aug 8, supported by all parties andĀ referred to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee. Reported back on June 17 2021 with a large number of changes, including amendments to satisfy the Attorney-General that the Bill breaches the Bill of Rights. The Greens and ACT put in a minority reports opposing the Bill.

Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill