Ken Lay report on second medically supervised injection centre

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Dear Victorian Department of Health,

I am seeking a copy of Ken Lay’s report on a the need for a second medically supervised injecting centre in Victoria.

Yours faithfully,

Will Tregoning

FOI Health (HEALTH), Victorian Department of Health

Dear Mr Tregoning,

I refer to your application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
Act) requesting access to:

“I am seeking a copy of Ken Lay’s report on a the need for a second
medically supervised injecting centre in Victoria.”

Your application was received on 8 March 2024.

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