Pressure continues to mount on the Premier to be honest with Victorians about his plans for a second injecting room in Melbourne’s CBD.
Treasurer Tim Pallas sensationally retracted his words when he let the truth slip and acknowledged the Andrews Labor Government has seen and is sitting on the long-delayed Ken Lay report.
Further doubt has been cast over the future of the second injecting room when Mr Wayne Gatt, Secretary of the Victorian Police Association, appeared on 3AW this morning.
When asked if Melbourne needs a second injecting room, Mr Gatt said; “No, and it is an emphatic no – it is not what the City of Melbourne needs.”
Mr Gatt also told listeners that he believed the Ken Lay report was on the table of Labor Ministers and backed the professionalism of Ken Lay.
Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Emma Kealy, said the Premier must finally be honest and transparent with Victorians about his intentions for a second injecting room in the City of Melbourne.
“The Andrews Labor Government’s idea of consultation is nothing more than a box ticking exercise,” Ms Kealy said.
“The Premier today confirmed that no recommendation had been made about a second injecting room in Melbourne’s CBD – so why has he bought a building and actively hiring staff?
“Local residents, traders and community groups deserve straight answers – the Premier must tell Victorians what his intentions are with respect to a second injecting facility in Melbourne’s CBD.”