The Fed Govt has saved 1700 lives. Why isn't it bigger news?

An overlooked good news story?

In most circumstances, a report declaring that the Federal Government has saved the lives of 1700 Australians would be headline news.

Dr Hester Wilson
Dr Hester Wilson.

Perhaps the issue, at least in the eyes of most of the media, is that many of these lives are those of injecting drug users and so maybe they don't count as much.

The number, which does have some qualifiers attached, comes from an