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The Government has just a little more blood on its hands.
The white powder sachet did not turn out to be illicit drugs.
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We need an earlier warning system.
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I see a lot in the media these days saying who an ice addict is. For me, and for most of the ice addicts I know, it just doesn't ring true. Everyone has similarities, but not everyone's story is the same.
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The boy and his brother found a small bag of white powder inside the container and alerted their father.
The current political and community discussion on prisons appears to be quite logical. Too many prisoners means building more prisons. The problem is that it doesn't solve the problem and doesn't improve community safety. In fact it achieves very little of what people think it will achieve.
Some United States politicians, policy makers and government funded frontline workers are taking a fresh look at government spending -- which totals $US 6.6 trillion annually -- and applying the Moneyball mindset. In Australia, we can do the same when it comes to expenditure on complex problems such as illicit drugs policy.