Victoria’s already the ice capital of Australia. On Monday, Melbourne was named Australia’s pot capital recording the highest number of cultivation offences in the nation, says Shadow Minister for Country Health Emma Kealy.
Under Labor, drug manufacturing is rising and drug crime is out of control, but Daniel Andrews’ soft laws are emboldening drug dealers who continue to profit from ruining the lives of ordinary Victorians.
Labor’s plans to legalise ice use in its Richmond injecting room will only make this drug crisis worse.
Only a tough new approach will curb Victoria’s crime crisis.
“An elected Liberal Nationals government will introduce tough new laws to make sure drug dealers and drug offenders feel the full force of the law,” says Ms Kealy.
“Under Daniel Andrews’ leadership we are seeing drug associated crime spiral out of control, drug use skyrocket, and waitlists for drug treatment blow out to over a year.
“Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to tackle the drug epidemic through targeted education, better access to drug treatment and bringing down the drug kingpins that prey on vulnerable people in our community.”