Opposition Press Releases


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

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 Don Nardella 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’s mate Member for Melton, Don Nardella, cannot be trusted on Heroin and Ice injecting rooms.

“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 Melton and Baccus Marsh.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Melton, Ryan Farrow:

“Our community should not have to put up with having an Ice injecting room in places like Melton and Baccus Marsh.

“Being born and raised inside the area, I already hate seeing the neglect for our community by the Labor Government but doing such a thing is a slap in the face of those who have chosen Melton or Bacchus Marsh home.

“Ice addicts are often violent, dangerous and out of control and risk the safety of our community hanging around Ice injecting rooms places like Melton and Baccus Marsh.
“I will be working hard with the local community to stop any secret plan by Labor to rollout more Ice injecting rooms throughout our local suburbs.”

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