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Greens go for Gazza

By johnboy - 19 March 2007 44

The ABC reports that the Greens rather fancy their chances of knocking Gary Humphries out in the upcoming Federal election.

He’s probably one of the more decent human beings in federal politics but that seems to be unlikely to save him from general disgust with the Howard Government in this town.

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seepi 4:42 pm 21 Mar 07

I support some kind of lock-up rehab for those sentenced to rehab by the courts, and a separate, nicer version for people choosing to give up on their own.

Currently anyone sentenced to rehab by the courts can just leave 5 minutes after they get there. And people who want to go to rehab off their own bat can’t get in, as they are clogged up with people under court orders. Not to mention the company is pretty awful if they ever do get a spot.

Ralph I really dont’ think most druggies stop to consider the message society may be sending by providing rehab. They are either thinking ‘hmm really should try to stop drugs’ or ‘who can I rob to get more drugs’. I’m pretty pragmatic about it – the more who succesfully get thru rehab, the less our health and crime costs.

Ralph 4:30 pm 21 Mar 07

There’s also the argument as well that legalising or decriminalising drugs won’t necessarily see more people take up drugs. I’m not saying I agree with this.

However certain people (genetic) are probably going to be more disposed to taking up drugs.

Everybody doesn’t smoke because it is legal.

I don’t support more money for rehab Seepi. It sends a signal to people that they can get high and society will provide a safety net. Singapore does well with this; throw users in jail and let them dry out that way. I think that will me a few people think twice about taking up drugs.

johnboy 4:20 pm 21 Mar 07

And if they legalised it the production issues would be cleaned up making it less harmful.

But no, it’s much more fun for alcoholics to thunder about junkie scum and feel a little bit better about themselves.

seepi 4:16 pm 21 Mar 07

If they decriminalised drugs, they could put all the money they now spend on enforcement into rehab.

At the moment it is really hard to get into a rehab, which is just ridiculous. Rehab should be available to anyone who feels ready to try to give up.

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