Offenders with alcohol dependence may have option other than jail

Matt Maloney
Updated May 24 2024 - 4:34pm, first published 2:08pm
Tasmania's House of Assembly has voted in support of expanding the court-mandated diversion program to include alcohol and drug treatment orders as a sentencing alternative.
Tasmania's House of Assembly has voted in support of expanding the court-mandated diversion program to include alcohol and drug treatment orders as a sentencing alternative.

Tasmanians who commit crimes linked to their alcohol dependence may be able to avoid jail time in the future if a government bill wins the approval of the Legislative Council.

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Matt Maloney

Political reporter for Australian Community Media, based in Hobart.

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