News State Victoria Drug ice blamed for rise in domestic violence in Geelong

Drug ice blamed for rise in domestic violence in Geelong

A women's support group in Geelong says the drug ice is behind a rise in domestic violence in the city.
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A women’s support group in Geelong says the drug ice is behind a rise in domestic violence in the city.

A state parliamentary inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines is holding a public hearing in Geelong today.

Antonio Halloran-Lavelle from Zena Women’s Services will tell the inquiry a recent spike in the use of ice has led to an increase in the severity of domestic violence, as well as the number of cases.

She will be calling on the government to increase funding for services like hers, so staff can be trained in handling situations where ice is a factor.

The hearing will also hear from representatives of Barwon Health, Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police.