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DISPOSABLE: The journey to a safe injecting room

Thousands of people have used a safe drug-injecting centre in North Richmond since it opened a year ago. Many see it as a way to save lives, but others think it’s more of a problem than a solution. Else Kennedy, Claire Capel-Stanley, Yunfei Wang and Fangying Zhou created this audio report.


This report was created in collaboration with the Science Gallery Melbourne’s DISPOSABLE exhibition, with support from All The Best radio.

(Photo: Claire Capel-Stanley)

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