Melbourne, VIC, 21st February, 2017 – UnitingCare ReGen today welcomed the release of Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins’ findings on opioid overdose deaths in the Richmond area and her recommendation to Victorian Mental Health Minister Martin Foley to take the necessary steps to establish a trial safe injecting facility in North Richmond.

Read more: ReGen backs Coroner’s call for a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (21/02/17)

Melbourne, VIC, 9th February 2017 – UnitingCare ReGen is pleased to be a signatory to the Open Letter to the Victorian Parliament, published in today’s Herald Sun.

Together with 47 other signatories, ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis called on the Parliament of Victoria to support the proposed trial of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in the North Richmond area.

Read more: ReGen supports trial of Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in North Richmond (09/02/17)

See related coverage of the launch in The Age and the Uniting Church paper Crosslight.

Melbourne, VIC, 21st November 2016 – Together with UnitingCare ReGen staff and consumers, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley MP today launched the agency’s new Mother and Baby residential withdrawal service in Ivanhoe.

Read more: ReGen celebrates launch of Australia’s first Mother and Baby withdrawal service (21/11/16)

We have submitted the following letter to the editor of the Herald Sun to express our concerns about a highly stigmatising and inflammatory front page article on welfare payments to people who use methamphetamine.  It has not been published, but the paper has published this response by Mark Zirnsak, Director of the Uniting Church's Justice and International Mission unit.  For more on the Federal Government's rhetoric about the proposed welfare reforms, see our recent opinion piece.

Read more: Stigmatising rhetoric a prelude to Federal welfare reforms? (20/10/16)