Opposition Press Releases


Is there a secret Labor plan for an Ice injecting room in Eltham?

Opposition Press Releases

Today, reports exposed Labor’s plan to allow methamphetamine, or Ice, to be used in its North Richmond drug injecting room.

This followed a promise from Daniel Andrews’ Mental Health Minister Martin Foley that

"…methamphetamine and ice will not be allowed. It's a different type of drug and a different type of risk that comes with it" (The Age, 31 October 2017)

Victorians couldn’t trust Daniel Andrews when he promised in 2014 that he wouldn’t introduce a drug injecting room in our state.

Daniel Andrews has lied before on drug injecting rooms and he will lie again.

How can we believe Daniel Andrews and Vicki Ward when they say they won’t introduce one in our neighbourhood?

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Emma Kealy:

“Daniel Andrews’ drug injecting room will destroy lives, not save them.

“Daniel Andrews and Labor Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward, cannot be trusted on Heroin and Ice injecting rooms.

“The Ombudsman’s investigation into Labor’s ‘Red Shirts’ rorts has found that Labor’s campaign to elect Vicki Ward rorted $21,148 from Victorian taxpayers. Labor and Vicki Ward simply can’t be trusted.

“Daniel Andrews and his Labor MPs have been caught out lying too many times on injecting rooms and we all know it’s only a matter of time before Daniel Andrews’ plan includes opening drug injecting rooms in suburbs like Eltham, Montmorency and Lower Plenty.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Eltham, Nick McGowan:

“I am seriously concerned by this turn of events. Ice is not to be encouraged, and that’s precisely what Daniel Andrew’s has just done. Our community should not have to put up with having an Ice injecting room across Melbourne’s suburbs.

“Ice addicts are often violent and dangerous. Even the police association do not support it. Ice injecting rooms pose a serious risk to the safety of communities everywhere, including Eltham, Greensborough, Monty and Lower Plenty.

“I’ll be working hard with the local community to stop any Ice injecting rooms locally and call on Labor’s Vicki Ward to rule-out any injecting rooms in Eltham, Greensborough, Lower Plenty, St Helena, Research, Briar Hill and Lower Plenty.”

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