MP Littleproud’s call to arms in the war against drugs
MARANOA MP David Littleproud has called on local groups to be involved in the new community-focused Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) to make sure rural towns are represented in the fight against addiction.
“LDAT Round Two will close on July 14 and I want to make sure we get our fair share of this funding to help tackle addiction,” Mr Littleproud said.
“We need to work together to fight the ice scourge, which causes so much damage to families and our communities.”
Mr Littleproud’s call came after he held four well-attended ice forums in the Western Downs, South Burnett and Southern Downs.
“The forums connected community with government departments to establish what was – and wasn’t – working in different regions and he’s set to hold more forums in Western Queensland soon,” Mr Littleproud said.
“That’s why the establishment of an LDAT is so important so we can ensure our communities are represented and receive tailored support, preventative measures and treatment outcomes.
“I held these forums because they provided a unique opportunity, bringing together a diverse range of community members – from health care, education and law enforcement to recovering addicts, parents and families supporting loved ones trying to kick the habit – to discuss local action plans.”