Al­co­hol, drug ser­vice cuts

Wanneroo Times - - Opinion -

I NOTE with a touch of sad­ness the Gov­ern­ment has cut fund­ing to suc­cess­ful pro­grams at the Al­co­hol and Drug Sup­port Ser­vice.

This is sim­i­lar to their pol­icy of re­mov­ing fund­ing and sup­port for suc­cess­ful ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams.

So rather than fund­ing Kiara Col­lege Agri­cul­ture Pro­gram and the Meth Helpline, the Gov­ern­ment chooses to sup­port and fund a de­ten­tion cen­tre in Lock­ridge. This de­ten­tion cen­tre should never have been built where it is.

It is over­staffed, un­der­utilised and seeks to house long-term prison in­mates, some ac­cused of hor­ren­dous crimes, across the road from fam­ily homes. MIKE GILKS, Lock­ridge

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