Tackling the scourge of ice in the South West

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the Turnbull Government is delivering on our strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, with another Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) being established in the South West.

Mrs Marino congratulated the Harvey Local Drug Action Group which will receive an initial $10,000 in funding to help develop a local Community Action Plans. They can then apply for additional funding to help deliver targeted, local projects, with support from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.

“I’m pleased that people from the Harvey Local Drug Action Group are working together to tackle the devastating impact of alcohol and drugs — including ice,” Mrs Marino said.
“Under the program, partnerships work together to empower and education communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs in their community.

“The teams will deliver local health prevention activities, including education, mentoring and support for vulnerable people to minimise their risk of alcohol and other drug related harms.

“This is why the roll-out of our own Local Drug Action Team will be important for the strength, health and well-being of our community now, and into the future.”