Fans of the “Merc With a Mouth” rejoice! The long-awaited Deadpool movie hasn’t even been released in the United States yet, but Fox has already greenlighted a sequel. Apparently, Fox is absolutely certain Deadpool, with Ryan Reynolds in the title role, is all set to become like a movie on steroids when it comes to the box-office. With a brilliant—albeit absurd—viral marketing campaign that included taking a swipe at Australians in general, Deadpool hitting major box-office paydirt when the Deadpool release date finally comes is a foregone conclusion.Read More
A bill which seeks to legalise medicinal cannabis in Australia has been introduced to Parliament. This is certainly welcome news for those who have been calling for Australia to follow in the footsteps of the United States, where a number of states have already legalised medical marijuana.Read More
A controversial supplements program has proven to be the Essendon Football Club’s undoing, as a Melbourne court fined the Bombers $200,000 for what is seen as clear workplace safety breaches, says a report by Mark Dunn for the Herald Sun.Read More
The Fair Work Commission in Perth has upheld the dismissal of an employee for drunken behaviour, essentially ruling that drunk employees who misbehave at work functions should be held accountable for their actions, according to an article from OHS Alert.Read More
The death of another young man after taking a particularly bad batch of ecstasy pills at the Stereosonic Festival in Adelaide late last year has renewed calls for pill testing at music festivals and raves in Australia. Musicians, medical practitioners, parents of victims and people with varied backgrounds are now actively campaigning to get the government to pilot pill testing in Australia.
Their biggest argument in support of pill testing is that it helps reduce overdoses and deaths, just like it did in a number of European countries where the measure is now being fully implemented. Will it work the same way in Australia too?Read More
You got to hand it to people. Like The Flash’s Cisco, the people who give drugs being sold on the street cool nicknames are indeed a creative bunch. However, while “Dr. Death”—the nickname given to para-methoxyamphetamine or PMA—sounds undoubtedly cool, there is nothing cool about what it can do to users. Dr. Death certainly lives up to its nickname. It often gets marketed as ecstasy, and it has already caused a number of deaths. Here are some of those unfortunate incidents, one of which is simply heartbreaking.Read More