Roughly a year ago, reports of crystal methamphetamine flowing like tap water at midweek parties which workers at Thiess’ Wonthaggi Desalination Plant construction project were encouraged to attend and which bikie gangs allegedly used as forums for distributing illicit substances made for shocking headlines.

More recently, headlines have been no less alarming. In its submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement, the Australian Industry Group claimed that use of Ice in sectors such as construction as well as transport and manufacturing was worryingly too common. So what are the facts? How prevalent…