New Laws Alone May Well Fail to Curb Slush Funds

New laws alone may well fail to curb slush funds
For example, the NSW division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union raises money for drug and alcohol programs by imposing a levy on employers. Indeed, the CFMEU has funded a rehabilitation facility, Foundation House, since 2000. Read more on The Australian

Our top 10 celebrity scandals and five of the dumbest for 2013
When 5gms of marijuana was found in the hotel room of visiting US rock star Joel Madden in June, the conspiracy theorists came out in force with numerous bizarre claims including that cleaners had placed the drugs in Madden's room to sabotage the new … Read more on The Daily Telegraph

Heavy justice
He has gone from a country lad with a violence and alcohol problem to a prisoner in Dhurringile jail, rubbing shoulders with hardened criminals in a prison population that has jumped by 50 cent since he arrived. Illustration: Mick … The other side … Read more on Sydney Morning Herald

'Affluenza' Defense Draws Criticism In Ethan Couch Sentence For Fatal DWI Wreck
It has since been used to describe a condition in which children — generally from richer families — have a sense of entitlement, are irresponsible, make excuses for poor behavior, and sometimes dabble in drugs and alcohol, explained Dr. Gary Buffone … Read more on Huffington Post