ABC News, 31/10/2017 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said he changed his mind about supporting a safe injecting room trial in inner Melbourne because a jump in the number of overdoses showed the current approach was failing. The Government has confirmed it will hold a two-year trial a centre at heroin hotspot North Richmond under a bold plan that includes tougher penalties for drug...
ABC News, 23rd August 2016
Toxicologists have begun investigating a spike in heroin-related deaths as emergency and health services are put on high alert in South Australia.
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The Conversation, 15 September 2014, 6.21am AEST
Overdose deaths in Australia claim an extraordinary number of lives; in 2012, fatal overdoses outnumbered road deaths for the second year in a row (1,427 overdoses to 1,338 road deaths).