ABBOTT GOVERNMENT MUST GET NATIONAL PLAN ON ICE RIGHT

I cautiously welcome news that the Prime Minister is launching a national taskforce to help tackle the crystal methamphetamine or "ice" epidemic, which is having a particularly profound impact on the bush.

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But to succeed we must recognise that law enforcement efforts can only do so much - the greatest avoidable cause of ice addiction is inequality. We can't afford to just declare another "War on Drugs", underlying social and economic issues must be carefully considered