Medically Supervised Injecting Centre Trial Supporters

Supporters of  trial of  a ‘Medically Supervised Injecting Centre’ include:

City of Yarra, Australian Medical Association, Local Traders, Local Residents, Ambulance Employees Association, United Firefighters Union, Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, Yarra Drug and Health Forum, Hon Jeff Kennett AC, Robert Richter QC, and many more…

Read the open letter ‘let’s start saving lives’ published  in the Herald Sun and signed by:

Laurence Alvis – CEO, UnitingCare Regen

Dr Lorraine Baker – President, Australian Medical Association Victoria

Sam Biondo – CEO, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association

Andrew Bruun – CEO, Youth Support and Advocacy Service

Scientia Professor David Cooper

AO FAA, Director, Kirby Institute,

Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

Major Michael Coleman – State Social Commander, The Salvation Army State Social Command (Victoria)

Levinia Crooks – CEO, Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

Greg Denham – EO, Yarra Drug and Health Forum

Phil Dunn QC

Professor Michael Farrell – Director, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Bernie Geary AO

Dr Stefan Gruenert – CEO, Odyssey House, Victoria

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Dr Nicole Highet – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

Luke Hilakari – Secretary, Victorian Trades Hall Council

Dr Jennie Hutton – Emergency Physician, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Dr Marianne Jauncey – Medical Director, Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, Sydney

Dr Simon Judkins – Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine

Anne Maree Kaser – CEO, Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc

Demos Krouskos – CEO, North Richmond Community Health Centre

Judy Leitch – Retired, former CEO of Wesley Mission Melbourne

Professor Simon Lenton – Director, National Drug Research Institute

Dr Cameron Loy – Chair, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Victoria

Professor Dan Lubman – Director, Turning Point and Professor of Addiction Studies, Monash University

Paul MacDonald – CEO, Anglicare

Professor Lisa Maher AM – Program Head, Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, The Kirby Institute

Peter Marshall – Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union Victorian Branch

Dr Mike McDonough – Head of Unit, Addiction Medicine,Western Health

Steve McGhie – Secretary, Ambulance Employees Australia-Victoria

Michael Moore – World Federation of Public Health Associations

Dr David Morawetz, – Psychologist, Economist, Founder and Director, Social Justice Fund

Lyn Morgain – CEO, cohealth

Robert Richter QC – President, Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation Victoria

Professor Alison Ritter – Director, Drug Policy Modelling Program

Professor Ann Roche – Director, National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

John Rogerson – CEO, Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Brian Rolfe – Retired Barrister and Solicitor

Simon Ruth – CEO, Victorian Aids Council

Judy Ryan – Victoria Street Drug Solutions, Abbotsford

Darren Smyth – President, Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia

David Stanley – Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation

Amanda Stone – Mayor, City of Yarra

David Templeman – President, Public Health Association of Australia

Professor Carla Treloar – Director, Centre for Social Research in Health

Tony Trimingham – CEO and Founder, Family Drug Support

Mathew Townsend – Barrister

Gino Vumbuca – CEO, Harm Reduction Australia

Dr Alex Wodak – Emeritus Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney