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To: The Prime Minister

Double investment in drug treatment in this year’s budget

Reason for signing

  • To remove the stain of criminal conviction from sufferers of addiction. To try and change the absurd situation of the government taxing alcohol, providing the minute amount of treatment for addictions, pays a huge amount to keep them incarcerated while limiting treatment available to prisoners who need it. It as a contravention of the NZ Bill of rights given that every citizen is entitles to free drug treatment as necessary.