The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Cash com­ing to fight ad­dic­tion

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AN­NASTA­CIA Palaszczuk will con­sider set­ting up a fight­ing fund to tackle ice ad­dic­tion with money con­fis­cated un­der pro­ceeds of crime laws.

The Premier yesterday promised to ex­plore an ar­ray of op­tions to bat­tle the ice scourge and im­plored other po­lit­i­cal lead­ers to do the same.

Ms Palaszczuk un­veiled her pro­posal to fun­nel pro­ceeds of crime into treat­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ini­tia­tives at Queens­land La­bor’s an­nual state con­fer­ence in Bris­bane.

She told the La­bor faith­ful her Gov­ern­ment had “zero tol­er­ance” for or­gan­ised crime but a broader ap­proach than just ar­rest­ing deal­ers and users of ice was needed.

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