MP Lit­tleproud’s call to arms in the war against drugs

Western Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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