Today is an important opportunity to talk & learn about how different solutions – such as safe injecting centres – can be effective.,
Since 2001, the centre has had more than 1 million visits & successfully managed more than 6000 overdoses.,
It was at the Drug Summit that I moved my motion recommending a trial of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross.,
It wasn’t until a shocking Sun Herald story of a young user that then Premier Bob Carr committed to a drug summit.,
There were significant barriers – it took a lot of hard work for the Bligh community to understand the need for such a centre.,
... and embarked on the journey of establishing a medically supervised injecting centre in Kings Cross.,
I heard compelling evidence from parents and experts as a member of the Parliamentary Committee into Safe Injecting Rooms in 1998...,
As the Member for Bligh in the '90s, I saw firsthand the distress caused by the drug use that was occurring in Kings Cross and Redfern.