A Brisbane mother of five who flies to Melbourne every week to watch over her homeless, drug-addicted son has called for an “involuntary rehab program” to be introduced in Victoria.
Leanne Thompson told 3AW‘s Tony Jones on Monday that she frequently travels to Melbourne from Brisbane to visit her son Daniel, 25, who she says is addicted to synthetic marijuana and living on the streets of the CBD.
“I have on a number of occasions slept nearby him on the street,” she said. “I’ve taken a sleeping bag, blankets and garbage bags to sit on.”
Added Thompson: “I’m keeping an eye on him to make sure he’s okay and to let him know that we still care about him and we’re there for him if he needs us.”