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     6   Ice epidemic

Mrs McNamara, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that the drug ‘ice’ is at epidemic proportions and having a huge impact on our communities;

(2)        acknowledges the Government has:

(a)        identified the ferocity of the ice epidemic across Australia;

(b)        put in place the National Ice Taskforce (NIT) to begin implementing positive programs and changes to help stop the scourge of ice; and

(c)        announced $1 million in funding has been made available to Crime Stoppers to roll out a national Dob in a Dealer campaign to help combat Australia’s ice scourge; and

(3)        notes that the NIT final report was recently delivered to the Government with identified actions on how local, state and federal governments can work with communities to take a systematic, comprehensive and coordinated approach to Australia’s ice scourge.

Debate ensued.

Mr S. P. Jones moved, as an amendment—That all words in paragraph (3) be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“notes that it has been 511 days since the Government received the Review of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Services Sector Report and calls on the Minister to immediately release this report and the report of the National Ice Taskforce”.

Debate continued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.