A person dies every two weeks from drug overdoses within two blocks of Victoria Street in Richmond. These deaths are preventable.
Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt invites residents and community members to a public meeting to talk about how we can save lives in Richmond.
We can save lives by treating drug overdoses as a health issue not a law and order issue, and by giving people support when they need it rather than punishing them. The evidence is clear from cities around the world, including Sydney: medically supervised injecting facilities save lives.
Join us to learn the facts about a medically supervised injecting facility trial and to hear about how we can make it a reality.
Dr Ingrid van Beek AM - the inaugural medical director of the successful Kings Cross supervised injecting centre
Peter Wearne - Youth Support and Advocacy Service
Cr Amanda Stone - Mayor of the City of Yarra
Colleen Hartland MLC - Victorian Greens health spokesperson
Kathleen Maltzahn - former Yarra Councillor and drug law reform advocate
All are welcome.
67-69 Coppin St
Richmond, VIC 3121
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