Two elected representatives personally touched by Australia's ice epidemic say the number of addicts is out of control and more funding is desperately needed for rehabilitation.
Far north Queensland MP Billy Gordon says he's lost two relatives to ice, a drug he fears could "annihilate" indigenous communities in his electorate.
And Senator Jacqui Lambie says she has spent the past three days trying to get her ice-addicted son into rehab.
Both spoke candidly about their family's experiences with the drug and called for urgent action to help addicts at an ice round table at Queensland parliament on Friday.
Mr Gordon said his 22-year-old cousin Jordan and an uncle had both taken their own lives after taking ice.
"One guy (my uncle) had worked all his life really hard and had a family, a really capable bloke," the Cook MP told AAP.
"Then to have a young fella who was starting off his life, in his first real relationship.
"It was quite ruthless."
Mr Gordon said ice was already in indigenous communities and was concerned about the potential impact on those already struggling with education, health and substance abuse issues.
"My big fear is that a drug like this will take a foothold in a community like Aurukun and annihilate populations of young people," he said.
The independent MP said it was time for governments to "get their hands dirty" and tackle the country's ice epidemic by increasing funding for rehabilitation and mental health services.
Senator Lambie said if Australia could afford to drop bombs on Syria then there was no excuse for not increasing funding for preventative services and treatment.
"If you can afford to do that, why can't we afford more rehabilitation for our kids?" she told AAP.
The outspoken senator is pushing for laws to give parents the legal right to put their ice-addicted children into rehab.
She said she was saddened to hear that a woman in Rockhampton had built a cage to house her ice-addicted son.
The meeting, hosted by the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), heard there were an estimated 200,000 regular ice users in Australia.
The round table strongly supported the QAIHC discussion paper submitted to the Queensland government, which calls for significant investment to increase the capacity of the Aboriginal health sector to help those affected by ice.