The ABC reports that the shut down youth detention facility of Quamby is now a political football with world+dog having ideas about what it should be used for.
I was particularly struck by this idea:
- But Greens MLA Amanda Bresnan has suggested the former Quamby site be used as an interim forensic mental health facility once the new jail opens.
“That should be considered by the Government particularly because we don’t have a time frame or an exact time frame for when the forensic mental health facility will be built and completed,” she said.
“We think that’s something which should be considered because obviously facilities for forensic mental health patients are inadequate at the moment.”
Mental health appears to have come full circle.