The Federal Government and Crime Stoppers Australia are launching a new partnership to try and stop the distribution of illegal drugs across the country.
Members of the public are being encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers to help law enforcement cut off the supply to people in the area.
Speaking at the launch of the program, Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen encourages members of the Whitsunday community to work together and remove this from the street.
“I urge all Whitsunday residents to say enough is enough and to rid our streets, parks and neighbourhoods of criminals profiteering from the misery of ice, by undermining any criminal business models operating in our local area,” he says.
The program is a result of the National Ice Taskforce Final Report which suggests that the best way to address this issue is to cut the supply and demand.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan also is behind the partnership and he says that the Government is committed to fixing the problem.
“We’ve made significant investment in policing our borders and our streets and committed an additional $300 million over four years to improve treatment, after care, education, prevention, support and community engagement,” he says.
Crime Stoppers are providing an anonymous outlet for members of the public to report information that can help the police stop the flow of drugs.
They can be called on 1800 333 000 or at their website www.crimestoppers.com.au