NSW Health Minister, Carmel Tebbutt today introduced legislation into the Legislative Assembly that would remove the Kings Cross Medically Supervised Injecting Centre’s trial status, making it a permanent fixture.
This is despite the fact that research by Drug Free Australia shows the “overdose rate in the injecting room was 36 times higher than on the streets of Kings Cross”. You can read DFA’s excellent document The Kings Cross Injecting Room: the case for closure by clicking here
With only a handful of parliamentary sitting weeks left before the state election in March it is hard to understand why the Parliament is spending so much time advancing a radical social agenda. NSW voters are expecting their MPs to get on with the job of improving roads, rail, hospitals and education.
NSW needs civil engineers, not social engineers.
The injecting room legislation is just another bill in a long line of radical so-called ‘progressive’ proposals indulging the parliament’s time. Same-sex adoption, same-sex surrogacy, injecting rooms and euthanasia are not priority issues for NSW.