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Today is an important opportunity to talk & learn about how different solutions – such as safe injecting centres – can be effective.

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Since 2001, the centre has had more than 1 million visits & successfully managed more than 6000 overdoses.

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It was at the Drug Summit that I moved my motion recommending a trial of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross.

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It wasn’t until a shocking Sun Herald story of a young user that then Premier Bob Carr committed to a drug summit.

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There were significant barriers – it took a lot of hard work for the Bligh community to understand the need for such a centre.