Burnet Institute Support for trial of medically supervised injection facility

Read original article An Open Letter to the Victorian Parliament, published in the Herald Sun today, contains 48 signatories from key sectors of the Victorian community for a trial of a medically supervised injection facility in North Richmond. Signatories include the Salvation Army, Anglicare, Ambulance Employees Australia, Australian Medical Association, Royal Australian College of General […]

Windana joins campaign for Medically Supervised Injection Centre in Victoria

Read original article Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc CEO Anne-Maree Kaser has joined 45 leaders from drug & alcohol recovery, social welfare, justice, medical and health organisations in a petition to the Victorian Parliament to support Medically Supervised Injection Centres in Victoria and to support a rigorously evaluated trial in Richmond, a centre of […]

DANA SUPPORTS TRIAL OF MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTION FACILITY IN NORTH RICHMOND (VIC)

Read original article An Open Letter to the Victorian Parliament, published in the Herald Sun today (see link below), contains 48 signatories from key sectors of the Victorian community for a trial of a Medically Supervised Injection Facility in North Richmond. Signatories include the Salvation Army, Anglicare, Ambulance Employees Australia, Australian Medical Association, Royal Australian […]

AMA Victoria backs safe injecting room trial for Melbourne

See original article AMA Victoria today launched a position paper calling for the establishment of a supervised injecting facility trial for Melbourne. The peak doctors’ organisation says there is sufficient evidence to warrant further investigation of the concept and believes a trial should proceed. “Safe injecting rooms are proven to have the capacity to reduce […]

Melbourne could open drug injecting room like Kings Cross – 11th Feb – News.com.au

Read full article on News.com.au The centre in Sydney’s Kings Cross at 5.30am each morning, because there is usually a lot of people waiting for a fix. “So many of our clients are homeless or in hostels and often in the morning when you wake up if you are opiate dependent, you start to feel […]

3AW 693 – Australian Sex Party calling for trial drug injecting rooms at North Richmond

  Sex Party leader Fiona Patten is calling for an 18 month trial of a legal injecting room at North Richmond. She tells 3AW Drive’s Tom Elliott that Australia has been supplying needles to drug users for the last 30 years. “What I want to do is establish legislation for a pilot program for a medically supervised […]

Calls for Melbourne to trial Kings Cross-style safe injecting room – 7th Feb SBS

Read full article on SBS There’s a renewed push for a safe injecting facility in an inner-Melbourne suburb that’s been plagued by heroin abuse. The streets of the city-fringe suburb of North Richmond just south-east of Melbourne have long been a hotbed of heroin dealing and use. The suburb already has an exchange where users […]

Plans to introduce safe injecting rooms in Victoria shot down – 7th Feb – Yahoo 7 News

Read full article on Yahoo 7 News The Premier and Opposition leader have shot down plans for a safe injecting room where drug addicts can get clean needles and medical assistance. Sex Party leader Fiona Patten had been pushing for an 18-month trial in North Richmond amid support from community leaders and medical experts. Ms […]

Safe drug injection rooms being ‘weighed up’ by Victorian government – 7th Feb – 9 News

Read full article on 9 News Plans for a safe injecting room where drug addicts can get clean needles and medical assistance will go before Victoria’s parliament this week, with the drug-addled inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond at the front of the proposal. Sex Party leader Fiona Patten is pushing for an 18-month trial, which […]