by DIANE NAZAROFF AND EMI BERRY
The NSW government has already ruled out five recommendations from the Ice inquiry, including pill testing and more medically-supervised injecting centres.
The Inquiry’s findings and 109 recommendations were released yesterday.
UNSW Criminology Lecturer and social researcher Dr George (Kev) Dertadian has called for a second safe injecting facility in Western Sydney.
He says the NSW Government’s decision to not consider the Inquiry’s recommendation for expanding medically-supervised injecting sites in Sydney is a major blow to the prospects of meaningfully addressing the harms experienced by people who inject drugs in NSW.