The federal government believes housewives are taking risks and using the illicit drug ice to become super-mums.
Housewives are using the illicit drug ice to become "super-mums", says a federal government minister.
Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash has been travelling around the country, gauging the thoughts of communities about what should be included in a new national ice strategy.
"Ice does not discriminate - it is old people, young people, wealthy people, people not well off," Senator Nash told the Senate on Wednesday.
"They are tradesmen ... housewives taking risks to be super-mum."
The government says the number of Australians treated for ice abuse more than doubled between 2010 to 2013 and about 200,000 Australians used the drug in the past year.