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Another Hep C case at the prison

By johnboy 1 December 2011 48

The Greens have the news (suspiciously timed to coincide with World Aids Day) that another prisoner has contracted hepatitis C, thus strengthening calls for a needle exchange:

“The concerning news that an inmate at the AMC has contracted Hepatitis C, demonstrates once again the urgent need for an NSP at the AMC.”

“By not having an NSP we are placing the lives of inmates at risk, along with the health and safety of all AMC staff. We are also failing to recognise the ongoing impacts a virus such as Hep C has on the lives of those who contract it and their families,” Ms Bresnan said.

On 15 July 2010 the ACT Greens released a discussion paper outlining evidence and reviewing international examples of NSPs in prisons.

“That was nearly a year and a half ago, and we are still debating the issue. We are allowing prisoners to contract this debilitating virus when we could be doing something to prevent this from happening.

“It’s time we looked at what is evidence-based practice and listened to the chorus of individuals, organisations and health professionals calling for an NSP to be trialled in the ACT’s prison.

“On World AIDS day today, it is timely for everyone to remember the seriousness of blood borne viruses.

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TheDancingDjinn 3:16 pm 02 Dec 11

Jim Jones said :

Proboscus said :

fgzk said :

Two bills a week. A couple. A pair. Twin bills. X2. two hours contract rate. A meal for two. One night twin accommodation. Two hours drinking at the Academy. 1 hr at the cheapest whore house in town. Two hundred lousy bucks. Hardly any fun at all. Try living seven days on it.

My point was that they’re still getting money for nothing!!!

I agree with Government benefits going to the people who really need it. The disabled. The elderly. Those injured at work. If junkies weren’t on the payroll too, there would be more for those who genuinely need it.

Anyway, the junkies breaking into houses, stealing property and running away from the Police are physically able to work – but choose not to.

What’s Alan Jones really like?

he’s a pretty funny dude – you should let him school you 😛

Classified 2:53 pm 02 Dec 11

Jim Jones said :

TERK ER JERBS!!!

Damn right – it’s all those bloody jerbs’ fault!

fgzk 2:53 pm 02 Dec 11

You nutbag Jim.

fgzk 2:44 pm 02 Dec 11

With that sop story Id give you the five bucks you would get back on your tax, just to shut you up. I just know you will go round the corner and demand more tax money back from the blacks. There is no discouraging a Junkies desire for more cash. They just want more……and don’t really give a shit where it come’s from. They need it cos they don’t have enough. Cos they suffer without it. They take it from others how ever they can. Spend it for stuff. Never have anything left over. So sad probo. You probably don’t work hard enough.

chewy14 2:43 pm 02 Dec 11

fgzk said :

Even the thick have jobs.

chewy14 said :

Why are people on the dole going to pubs, restaurants or whorehouses?
Answer : Cash in hand.

Sorry but dole money is only meant to help them survive. Its a safety net to enable them to look for and gain work.
Its what you may spend in a couple hour of self pleasure. Not much at all.

So people on the dole have so much trouble surviving on their $200/week dole money that they have to go out and get cash in hand jobs to pay for their prostitutes and booze?

Times must really be tough. Surely the government should step in and do something?

Jim Jones 2:12 pm 02 Dec 11

TERK ER JERBS!!!

Jim Jones 2:11 pm 02 Dec 11

fgzk said :

Like Ive got mates. I call bulldust on your whine about hardly having any money. Bet your got plenty of stuff. Stuff you really want and need. Stuff you worked hard to get. Stuff you need more money for. Stuff you have to have.

But you have hit on a point of separation for those being on the dole legitimately and those taking advantage. Cash flow.

You’d have to be the world’s biggest loser to be jealous of junkies, wouldn’t you?

Jim Jones 2:11 pm 02 Dec 11

Proboscus said :

Jim Jones said :

Proboscus said :

fgzk said :

Two bills a week. A couple. A pair. Twin bills. X2. two hours contract rate. A meal for two. One night twin accommodation. Two hours drinking at the Academy. 1 hr at the cheapest whore house in town. Two hundred lousy bucks. Hardly any fun at all. Try living seven days on it.

My point was that they’re still getting money for nothing!!!

I agree with Government benefits going to the people who really need it. The disabled. The elderly. Those injured at work. If junkies weren’t on the payroll too, there would be more for those who genuinely need it.

Anyway, the junkies breaking into houses, stealing property and running away from the Police are physically able to work – but choose not to.

What’s Alan Jones really like?

Pretty much like you – but successful.

Promoting ignorance and hatred is ‘success’?

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