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Fight to save lives continues as community reacts with mixed emotions to injection room scrap

Fight to save lives continues as community reacts with mixed emotions to injection room scrap

May 22nd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Community members have expressed disappointment over the state government’s decision to reject a supervised drug injection room in the CBD while others, including traders, say it has been met with relief.


State government scraps plans for safe injecting room in CBD

April 24th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The state government has rejected a proposal for a supervised injecting room in the CBD, instead announcing plans for a new community health hub in Flinders St.

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“They need our compassion, not judgement”: Church leaders make plea for injecting room

March 20th, 2024 - David Schout

Leaders from three prominent CBD churches have called on the Victorian Government to open a safe injecting room in the central city, urging the state’s leaders to recognise a pressing need to help Melbourne’s “most vulnerable”.

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Spike in heroin deaths but CBD injecting room still in limbo

November 21st, 2023 - David Schout

The new mental health minister has conceded there is “significant drug harm going on in the CBD” but the government had to consider “amenity for both residents and business owners”.

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CBD blood donation centre inspiring hope and “enhancing lives”

October 25th, 2023 - Georgie Atkins

While at times it can feel as though there’s nothing we can do to make a profound difference in the world, the simple act of donating blood could mean that someone has the chance to get their life back.

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Want a healthier, safer CBD? Open an overdose prevention centre

September 20th, 2023 - Dr Paul MacCartney

On August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, more than 200 people gathered on the steps of Parliament to remember those who have lost their lives to drug overdose.

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Salvos in mix for CBD injecting room as Lord Mayor says government delays “highly damaging”

July 26th, 2023 - CBD News

Lord Mayor Sally Capp says “ongoing conjecture” about where a safe injecting facility will be located in the CBD was taking a toll, as locals surrounding the Salvation Army headquarters speak out against a “ludicrous” proposal.

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“People are dying in our streets”: Local group backs CBD injecting room

May 24th, 2023 - David Schout

Pro-injecting room group launch “Keep Our City Alive” campaign ahead of a crucial upcoming decision by the state government.

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Clothes and cuts available at CBD pop-up

May 23rd, 2023 - David Schout

Access to new clothes and free haircuts are available for those doing it tough at a Bourke St pop-up in mid-June.

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Local consultation begins for CBD injecting room

April 26th, 2023 - David Schout

Community consultation for Victoria’s second safe injecting room has commenced, as former police commissioner Ken Lay seeks local views before advising the state government of an appropriate site expected to be in the CBD.

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