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Experts question plan to test welfare recipients

10 May 2017
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Some welfare recipients and drug experts say the federal government's plan to drug test people on the dole is a policy mistake.

As part of the Turnbull Government's budget reforms, five thousand new welfare recipients will undergo randomised drug testing in a trial.

Experts say it's expensive, potentially unreliable, and could ultimately make some peoples' drug problems worse.
 

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