Drug experts plan Australia's first ice smoking room despite Government opposition

Former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Palmer supports an "ice room", and said many police would privately share his view
ABC News (Australia)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

noffs-wodakDrug law reformers Matt Noffs and Dr Alex Wodak are pushing ahead with Australia's first supervised ice smoking room, in a move which directly contradicts the NSW Government's stance on such a centre. The centre in Sydney would provide clean pipes and smoking equipment and encourage contact with addiction health services, but not provide any substances to users. "My understanding is we don't face any legal obstacles to having an inhalation room. The obstacles are all politics and crisis management," said Wodak. (See also: Rooms with a view to giving ice addicts a future | Methamphetamine use among troubled teens doubles in five years)