The Australian Greens welcome the tri-partisan support for the domestic violence Senate Inquiry recommendations, released this afternoon, however the recommendations do not go far enough to end this national emergency.
On 7 April, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the establishment of a new Task Force to identify more effective responses to the drug crystal methamphetamine, commonly referred to as "ice". In response former Victorian Chief Police Commissioner Ken Lay who has been appointed to chair the task force said that Australia - and I quote, can't "arrest its way" out of the ice epidemic, a sentiment echoed by a number of retired and serving police chiefs.
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An estimated 18,000 healthy dogs are killed in the greyhound industry each year because they are too slow or they have been injured on the track. Others are kept in appalling conditions and denied their basic welfare needs.
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