Jacqui Lambie reveals son's ice addiction

INDEPENDENT senator Jacqui Lambie has spoken publicly about her inability to help her 21-year-old son recover from his addiction to the drug ice.

The Senate is debating legislation that would strip welfare payments from people who have been charged with a serious offence and are being held in psychiatric confinement.

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Senator Lambie said she would take the "hard road" and oppose the legislation, telling the Government to think "more broadly" about drug addiction in the community.

"I am a senator of Australia and I have a 21-year-old son that has a problem with ice, and yet even with my title I have no control over my son," she told the Chamber.

"I can't involuntarily detox my own son, because I am not talking to my son anymore, I'm talking to a drug.

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