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Concern about petrol sniffing in remote WA community

Date posted: 12 February 2018

Concerns have been raised about a recent increase in petrol sniffing in a remote desert community in the north of Western Australia (WA). The concerns come after a rollout of Opal fuel to the area.

There have been reports of a group of young people inhaling a mix of volatile substances, which has led to a meeting for government agencies and community leaders to discuss the situation.

Rob McPhee, from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service, said it was disappointing news, as there had been a lot of work done in recent years to stamp out the practice. 'From what I understand the agencies are working very closely with each other to nip that in the bud and provide support to the young people affected.'

Source: ABC


Last updated: 12 February 2018
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