The Drug Court will officially be reincarnated in the Queensland budget, set to be announced on Tuesday.
Fairfax Media can reveal there will be new funding of $22.7 million over four years to reinstate the Drug Court in Brisbane, and also for court referral and support services.
The drug, Murri and special circumstances courts were scrapped by the former LNP government in 2012, saving $35.7 million over four years.
Then-attorney-general Jarrod Bleijie said at the time the decisions were not easy but necessary to return to Queensland to a stronger fiscal position.
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Published in Brisbane Times, June 13, 2017