[Media release from the Prime Minister of Australia’s office] 06 December 2015 Today the Turnbull Government releases the National Ice Taskforce Final Report and the Commonwealth response. The Taskforce’s Report is a thorough analysis of Australia’s ice problem, and has provided a clear direction for both the Government’s response and the National Ice Action Strategy.…

This article first appeared in www.smh.com.au on Dec 3, 2015. Author: Amy Corderoy. The federal government’s ice taskforce has found rehabilitation services are well short of demand and has recommended governments invest more money in treatment and rehabilitations. Fairfax Media has obtained sections of the report that reveal huge gaps identified in the treatment of methamphetamine or…

A day’s drive from Sydney and hundreds of kilometres from the nearest cinema, the picturesque town of Murrin Bridge, with its population of 200, doesn’t get much more remote. Last month, SMART Recovery National Program Coordinator Josette Freeman made the trip 166kms north of ‘neighbouring’ Griffith, to provide Indigenous-specific SMART Recovery facilitator training for staff…