Last night the final vote passed in Victorian Parliament. The bill to allow a medically supervised injecting room in North Richmond became law.
Come celebrate at the Unharm end of year party if you're in Sydney on Tuesday - from 6:30 at the Rose of Australia, Erskineville.
Huge credit to very many people and organisations who made the Melbourne injecting room possible, with special mentions here to Victoria Street Drug Solutions and Yarra Drug & Health Forum for their campaigning and organising work in North Richmond area.
With the defeat of the jobseeker drug testing trial, the approval of the Melbourne MSIC, an imminent pill testing trial in the ACT, and growing support for decriminalisation of drug use, it's been a good year.
For more of the change you want to see, we'll need all the support from politicians that we can get. So please take this moment to say thanks! Victorian MP Fiona Patten introduced the parliamentary Bill that paved the way for the Melbourne injecting room. Her campaigning work in public and in parliament was crucial to its success. Take a second to send her a note of thanks: [email protected]