Alcohol and Other Drugs

New funding to tackle meth supply welcome, but must not come at cost of crucial frontline services

Greens spokesperson for Alcohol and Other Drugs Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today welcomed new Government funding to target the supply of meth into WA, but stresses the new money must not be at the expense of other services which are working in the fight against meth. 

Ms Xamon said the Meth Helpline, for example, had undergone crippling cuts in the months before this latest funding announcement.

She said people were crying out for help to deal with meth and its devastating effects, but were not always able to access it.

DRUG ATTITUDE SURVEYS

1049. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:

I refer to the unpublished 2016 drug attitude survey undertaken by Elston and Chow referred to on page 9 of the Mental Health Commission’s 2015–16 annual report.

(1)  Will the minister please table the report of the 2016 survey?

(2)  If no to (1), why not?

(3)  Have any other drug attitude surveys been undertaken since 2016?

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