Both the state government and opposition have weighed in on where they stand on calls to extend drug diversion programs to reoffending drink drivers as a sentencing tool.
The comments followed the publication of 93 submissions to a Legislative Council inquiry on road safety on Friday.
Attorney-General Elise Archer said the government would consider any recommendations made by the inquiry into road safety.
However, Labor MHA Ella Haddad took a stronger stance on the matter.
"In a nutshell yes, Labor supports extending the drug program to alcohol-related offending," she said.
In one of the submissions, Community Legal Centres Tasmania policy officer Ben Bartl proposed drug treatment orders be expanded to include alcohol dependence where substance abuse had contributed to the offending behaviour.
"The Sentencing Advisory Council is currently undertaking a review of the Court Mandated Diversion Program," Ms Archer said.
"The government will consider any recommendations made from that review, in addition to any other recommendations made in the inquiry.
"Community Corrections currently works with repeat drink drivers, delivering intervention programs, including the Sober Driver Program and EQUIPS addiction program."
Ms Haddad said another amendment the Labor party would make would be to extend the number of positions available within the program.
"We would lift the cap. It is capped at a certain number of people who can be sentenced. [An increase in the cap] would mean increasing the number of staff employed to monitor those offenders too," she said.
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