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State Government expects forced meth treatment proposal by years end

The State Government expects to have compulsory meth rehabilitation legislation ready to go before parliament by the end of the year.

Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said her colleagues have asked her to work quickly on a forced treatment plan, but any involuntary centre in WA must be unique to the state’s situation and conditions.

Labor’s Corrective Services spokesperson Paul Papalia said he’s not convinced mandatory meth rehab is necessarily the answer, but added he wants it brought on as priority, if the Government believes it is the right solution.

 Both spoke to Gary Adshead on the 6PR Morning Program.

Police Minister and Deputy Premier Liza Harvey told Gary Adshead that the State Government is quite advanced in plans for mandatory meth treatment legislation.

Dr Lee Nixon, who runs a forced rehab program in New South Wales, told Gary Adshead while he has some concerns, the results speak for themselves.