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Plea to keep controversial drug rehabilitation facility running



Residents living at Australia’s strictest drug rehabilitation centre may be “thrown out on the street” as one of the properties currently housing them is up for sale.

Founder of Shalom House and councillor at The City of Swan Peter Lyndon-James told Chris he was “in a bit of a pickle” trying to find housing for the 36 recovering drug addicts.

Mr Lyndon-James said the sale of the house would mean three years of court battles over the future of the Shalom House will have been a waste of time and rate payers’ money.

Holding back tears he explained he was dealing with devastated families.

“I’ve got a bunch of bureaucrats … and they spend $300,000 a day in that one day hearing and meanwhile I have families being destroyed,” he said.

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