Voice of Real Australia Episode 20 Transcript

Updated June 30 2021 - 4:18am, first published June 24 2021 - 2:54am

Tom Melville 0:00 This episode has some bad language. So please keep that in mind. Hi, I'm Tom Melville, and welcome to voice of real Australia. Each episode we bring your people, places and perspectives from beyond the big cities. Way back in Episode Six, we brought you the story of a community fighting to get a drug court, a court which gives some drug offenders the opportunity to avoid prison by getting cleaned. It's just been announced that after a decade's long campaign, the people of dubbo are getting their drug court. In Devonport on Tasmania's northwest coast, the court mandated diversion program, as it's known, has been giving drug addicts a second chance for a number of years. Sandy Powell is the court reporter for the advocate. He takes us behind the scenes of the CMD program to see the difference it's making in people's lives. Well, we've

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