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Labor’s funding cuts to community mental health is resulting in more tragic overdose deaths

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The tragic increase in drug overdose deaths is a result of a number of factors including Labor’s funding cuts to community mental health.

But Daniel Andrews thinks the solution is to effectively legalise and normalise the use of heroin and ice.

Today’s report shows that the worst areas for drug overdose deaths include the cities of Port Phillip, Melbourne and Brimbank. 

If Daniel Andrews really believes drug injecting rooms work then he will surely announce he will open these facilities in the cities of Port Phillip, Melbourne and Brimbank.

Daniel Andrews says he has no plans to open more suburban drug injecting rooms, but he’s lied on that before and he’s lying once again.

The Liberal Nationals believe a better way to tackle the drug crisis in Victoria is targeted education for younger people, better access to rehabilitation and tougher penalties for drug kingpins who prey on our most vulnerable.