#537 The Shooting Gallery (Repeat)

Over the last couple of years Melbourne has been experiencing a spike of heroin-related fatal overdoses. Consequently, the Victorian Government has been looking to put another safe injecting room in Melbourne CBD, with most recent talks suggesting Flinders Street Station could be the location. 

Melbourne’s first injecting room in Richmond has helped save 63 people in the last 4 years. However, despite this evidence of effectiveness, there has been significant community backlash to the idea of a safe injecting room in the heart of the city. 

That’s why this week, we wanted to share a story from the All The Best Archives. Originally airing in 2019, this story explores the community impact of the Richmond injecting room.

That story was originally made for CBAA’s 2018 National Features and Documentary Series was produced by Aoife Cook. Georgia Moodie was the supervising producer. 

Content Warning

A warning that this episode contains conversations about drug use, overdose  and addiction. 

All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Episode Mix and Compile: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Host: Madhuraa Prakash