Drug abusing soldiers could be given rehab

first_img Previous Article Next Article Drug abusing soldiers could be given rehabOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The Ministry of Defence is considering introducing rehabilitation coursesfor soldiers testing positive for drug use. MoD spokeswoman Sarah Hayward stressed that the scheme is only a proposal atthis stage and if adopted would only be used in exceptional circumstances. She said it was not currently the role of the forces to providerehabilitation and that having regular drug users in the army is unacceptable.”We are not a rehabilitation unit,” she added. Last year 668 soldiers tested positive for drug use – up from 540 in 2000,but the MoD claims one of the reasons for the increase is that the number oftests carried out has increased. Testing is compulsory but units are not aware of when they are to be tested.Hayward said current soldiers who test positive for drugs can be retained inthe services, providing it is their first such offence and they are supportedby their commanding officer. The offending soldier must also be young, new totheir career, under the rank of Lance Corporal and the substance being abusedmust not be a Class A drug. Hayward said because of these strict controls only 7 per cent of soldiers whotest positive for the first time are retained. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Gold Coast agencies recording big sales season

first_imgApt 4 ‘Jade’ 35 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise.“So interstate buyers are seeing more confidence and extreme value in the Gold Coast. “They are not just buying here for lifestyle, they are buying here because they see excellent value and growth prospects. 4/35 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise is the luxury Jade building sold for between $3.6 and $3.8 million through Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal. Apt 4 ‘Jade’ 35 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise.“However, it’s proving to be a strong sales month this year. And in saying that, while it’s very early February, we’ve already got nine sales on the board. So it appears to be a continuing trend,” he said. In addition to local buyer activity, Mr Atherton said more interstate buyers were looking at the Gold Coast as a genuine investment haven. “The Sydney and Melbourne markets appear to have reached their peak … they have definitely cooled,” he said. Auctioneer Dane Atherton in action. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHarcourts Coastal held 35 auctions, of which 20 sold under the hammer and 10 prior, with an average of four registered bidders on each auction. Local buyers led the charge, which is a promising sign, according to Mr Atherton.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s good to see the confidence of 2017 going to another level in 2018,” he said.Properties ranged from an apartment in Surfers Paradise for $220,000 to a beachfront apartment that sold for between $3.6 and $3.8 million. Mr Atherton said while historically January was a busy marketing month for the company, it was not necessarily its busiest transactional month. center_img 4/35 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise is the luxury Jade building sold for between $3.6 and $3.8 million through Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal.THE summer selling season continues on the Gold Coast with Harcourts Coastal sales figures for the month of January jumping $14 million from the same time last year. More than $81 million in sales were made on 105 properties. Managing director Dane Atherton said the results had been largely driven by local buyers. “This was a record January for us,” Mr Atherton said. “In January 2017 the figure was $67 million, so this is an enormous jump.” last_img read more