More options to effectively deal with low level, first-time offenders

Courts will be given more options when sentencing low-level offenders in an effort to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Western Australia’s criminal justice system. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said he supported the introduction of the Sentencing Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 into State Parliament. “This Bill proposes to…

New WA Meth Helpline provides free support

The State Government has launched a dedicated, free Meth Helpline to expand the fight against methamphetamine use in Western Australia.   Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the important service was another initiative of the $14.9 million Western Australian Meth Strategy announced in this year’s State Budget.   “Meth is…

Funding available for Community Groups

Nationals WA MP and candidate for the seat of Geraldton Paul Brown, has urged local community groups to apply for Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund. Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to assist with community projects aimed at delivering positive outcomes in the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and…

Redman welcomes new Meth Helpline

  Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman has welcomed a new dedicated Meth Helpline as part of the Liberal National Government’s Western Australian Meth Strategy.   Mr Redman said Helpline counsellors were available to provide information, referral to local services, discuss treatment options, provide a free call-back service, support health professionals and can support people waiting…