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PUMICESTONE JOINS ICE FORUM

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Yesterday on the Sunshine Coast, Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone, joined Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington and community leaders for the fourth regional ICE forum in Nambour. Mrs. Wilson said the Liberal National Party’s forum was a unique and constructive opportunity to hear first-hand about the impacts of one of the most important and life-destroying issues facing Queenslanders right now.

“This forum really underscored the devastating effects ICE is having on families with real experiences shared by those addicted to the drug, their families, local residents and community experts from our region.” Mrs. Wilson said. “You would be hard-pressed to find a community or town that hasn’t been affected by the scourge of ICE, and to hear stories of families being torn apart and young lives ending is why we must unite and work together to tackle this once and for all.”

Bribie Island local and recent recipient of the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2018 Australia Day Volunteer of the Year Award, Ken Piva, joined Mrs. Wilson at the forum. “This is an issue where we must be proactive, not reactive, and yesterday’s community forum is a great example of that. “Communities are built on a sense of belonging and it’s important that we do come together, as a community, to provide support wherever we can. We have to recognise that it’s the drug that’s the problem, not the people who become addicted to it.” Mr. Piva said.

At the forum, the LNP’s comprehensive plan to tackle ICE was discussed with the community providing its valuable feedback. “The last election we presented a comprehensive ICE strategy and we want to work with the community to make sure our plan addresses this complex and difficult issue head-on. “My sincere thanks again to Ken and everyone who attended the forum so that we can put an end to this scourge and build stronger, healthier and safer communities,” Mrs. Wilson said.

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s drug use, contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1800 177 833

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