Melissa Price Member for Durack is hosting a Geraldton Ice Summit on Wednesday.
Stakeholders in the community, such as police and health officials, rehabilitation services providers and the Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash will be in attendance at the summit.
Ms Price is hosting the Summit to hear the concerns of local stakeholders and the broader community and encourages everyone to attend, including people who have been personally impacted by Ice.
“Following the crime forum I held in Geraldton last year, I want to listen to stakeholders and let the community have their say and share their concerns about the issue,” Ms Price said.
This will provide Ms Price with an understanding of the impact the drug is having on Geraldton and Durack, and also expects that information about who is producing and dealing the drug in the region will be shared.
“Through the National Ice Taskforce set up by the Prime Minister on April 8, this Government is committed to addressing the issue,” Ms Price said.
“I’m committed to working hard to see use of the drug decrease in Durack and Australia.
“This summit will play a vital role in shaping the report given to the Prime Minister for consideration for a Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting at the end of the year.”
Ms Price will visit a rehabilitation facility after the Summit, to see first-hand the drug’s impact.
The Summit will be held between 11.30am-1.30pm at the POSH Function Centre on Marine Terrace, with a morning tea from 11am.
The National Ice Taskforce is part of the National Ice Action Strategy to be formed by Federal, State and Territory Governments to tackle the growing scourge of ice.
RSVP through Ms Price's electorate office is essential on 9964 2195 or Melissa.Price.MP@aph.gov.au.