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January 05, 2018

More Victorians fall victim to drugs scourge

VICTORIA’S drugs crisis is ruining lives.

New figures show more and more Victorians are falling victim to the drug scourge, with Victoria recording the highest rate of heroin use in Australia.

The State Government thinks a drug injecting room in Richmond will fix Victoria’s drugs crisis, but this does nothing to address problems with drug crime and access to rehabilitation.

A drug injecting room will not stop the flood of heroin coming into Victoria and will not help the many Victorians desperate get off the drug but having to wait up to a year for a rehab bed.

Because of Labor’s lack of action we are now in the grips of a drug crisis that is ruining lives and families.

Victorians have a choice at the next election.

More of the same Labor neglect or a Liberal-Nationals government focused on tackling the drug epidemic with targeted education, better access to drug treatment and bringing down the drug kingpins that prey on vulnerable people in our community.

Emma Kealy, Shadow Health Minister

‘A website won’t fill a pothole’

COUNTRY Victorians don’t need a website to tell us regional and rural roads have been seriously neglected by the Andrews Government.

Labor recently announced a ‘bold plan’ for regional roads, but instead of spending money fixing country roads, Labor has spent money building a website and named it ‘country roads’.

The only ‘bold’ part of Labor’s plan is its absolute determination to ignore the needs of our country communities.

A website won’t fill a pothole.

And it doesn’t fix dangerous road edges.

Daniel Andrews is prepared to spend more than $1.3 billion not building a road in Melbourne, but he won’t invest in fixing our country roads.

Daniel Andrews is a Premier for Melbourne, not for all Victorians.

At the next election, country Victorians will have a choice. More of Labor’s neglect or a Liberal Nationals government that will bring spending back to country Victoria.

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh

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