Before I put the boot in, let me be crystal clear that I support meth rehabilitation programs.
I don’t believe there is any way we can heal the horror of meth by policing alone. Meth is a hell of a drug that causes enormous suffering while destroying the fabric of society but heavy handed war on drugs shit doesn’t work.
We know current meth rehab programs are not sufficient and we urgently need money more to start helping heal people from their meth addictions.
To that end I do salute and support $2.75 million to the Mongrel Mob who are the very definition of difficult to reach addicts for a program to help people kick meth.
Is the business model of giving gangs meth rehab money so that gang members addicted to meth (who can’t sell enough meth) get drug money taken from gangs to help their members kick meth addiction so they can sell more meth?
Is this the circle of life?
Targeting gang members for rehab is one thing, giving them the money to do it is another right?
I can not see the logic in handing $2.75million (ironically from the proceeds of crimes) to the Mongrel Mob when someone like Mike King who is providing 15000 hours of counseling (compared to the 20000 hours provided by the mental health ministry for a fraction of the cost) and yet Mike gets fucking nothing!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not arguing for the Mob to not get that rehab, I’m arguing that if we can give them $2.75m, we sure as Christ should be funding Mike’s Gumboot Day!
It is shameful that this Government are effectively telling Mike he needs to form a gang and sell meth before we will find his amazing work.
For shame Prime Minister – for shame!
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