Australie : La salle d'injection sécurisée de Richmond devient permanente

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Australie : La salle d'injection sécurisée de Richmond devient permanente

9 juin 2023
The Age
Rachel Eddie

La première salle d'injection sécurisée de l'État de Victoria obtient un statut permanent, marquant une étape importante dans les efforts de réduction des risques et suscitant l'espoir d'une approche plus compatissante et fondée sur des données probantes à l'égard des personnes qui utilisent des drogues par injection en Australie. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.

Victoria’s first safe injecting room will become permanent in North Richmond after a protracted debate in the state’s upper house ended in a late-night vote on Thursday.

The facility is credited with saving an estimated 63 lives and safely managing more than 6300 overdoses since it opened as a trial almost five years ago, but its location next to a primary school has been a sore point for some residents and the state opposition.

Labor’s bill to make the injecting room permanent passed unamended about 10pm on Thursday with support from the Greens, Legalise Cannabis, Animal Justice and the Liberal Democrats.

An independent report by John Ryan recommended the Lennox Street facility become permanent and found it had achieved its foremost objective of saving lives, but that it had not overcome broader amenity challenges from the pre-existing drug market.