This from ABC news online today:
Senate committee warns against petrol sniffing quick fixes
The head of a Senate committee investigating petrol sniffing is urging governments to commit to long-term programs to curb the problem, rather than quick fix projects.
Queensland Labor Senator Claire Moore made the comment after visiting the Kimberley community of Balgo in Western Australia, where sniffing has been a serious problem for years.
The Senator says Balgo residents warned against short-term pilot programs which do more harm than good.
"We have histories all over the place of programs that were just getting started and had to be de-funded," Senator Moore said.
"People then had that double defeat, because they've got that sense of betrayal as well and that doesn't work."
The committee is expected to make recommendations to Federal Parliament next month.
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