'Act responsibly': PM rejects random pollie alcohol and drug testing

Karen Barlow
Updated February 15 2024 - 6:21pm, first published 3:39pm

Anthony Albanese has rejected a suggestion, made in light of Barnaby Joyce's alcohol-affected late-night mishap in Canberra, to introduce random alcohol and drug testing of MPs, senators and staff in the Federal Parliament.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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