Father of drug-overdose victim expresses ‘white-hot anger’ at NSW Cabinet

The father of Anna Wood, who died after taking ecstacy in 1995, has said he experienced “white-hot anger” when he heard the NSW Cabinet was considering a proposal to reduce consequences for people caught in possession of illicit drugs.

It comes as leaked reports reveal a plan went to cabinet aimed at decriminalising the use of ice and other party drugs supposedly in order to clear up the courts which would save administrative costs.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has since stated her government “will not be decriminalizing drugs in New South Wales, and I can’t be clearer than that”.

Tony Wood’s daughter was 15-years-old when she died from acute water intoxication due to taking MDMA at a rave party in Sydney’s inner city.

“I don’t know where these people are coming from,” Mr Wood told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“They’re talking about letting people off with a sort of warning … it doesn’t make any sense.

“Where do we find these politicians? We don’t need them.”

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