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More bizarre details revealed in death of Anthony Stott

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Clutch your pearls and hose off your powdered apricot crotchet short shorts. It is party season! For some in our communities, a central element of partying is recreational drug use. While this can add a sense of fun to the festivities, there are obvious risks including addiction. Being human and given the way our brains …

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Ross Hannay, director and manager of The Beat Megaclub and nephew of club ‘founder’ John Hannay, faces numerous criminal charges. A number of charges relate to drugs while one concerns allegedly possessing a gun. Hannay faces nine charges in total. They include possession of dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of a weapon. Ross Hannay became …

Anthony Stott

A report in Brisbane’s Sunday Mail adds more bizarre details to the circumstances leading up to the death in February of Brisbane teacher Anthony Stott. However, the information, obtained from a police brief, provides no explanation for Anthony’s out of character behaviour before his death. Nor does it provide any rational reasons for the actions …

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras enters its 42nd year this weekend. But after an increase in drug-related hospitalisations, health services are warning participants about the dangers of drug use.  The warning comes after a report from NSW Health revealed an increase in the use and distribution of the potentially fatal drug acetyl-fentanyl in Sydney. …

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The NSW coroner has said there is “compelling evidence” to support pill testing at music festival because it would encourage “behavioural change” in young people. An inquest investigated the drug-related deaths of six young people aged 18 to 23 at the state’s music festivals over two summers. This included the death of 22-year-old Brisbane man …

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The Queensland government is being encouraged to trial pill testing and similar services at this year’s Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast. LNP MP Sam O’Connor asked Queensland Health Minister Dr Steven Miles in parliament what investigations the government are currently undertaking into pill testing. He asked if the government was considering trialing the services …

ghb chemsex

A party drug is being used to rape and film comatose gay and bisexual men at “chemsex” parties, according to a shocking new documentary. The documentary by BuzzFeed and UK’s Channel 4 found shocking rates of sexual assault among users of the drug GHB. In some cases, footage of the rapes is then broadcast on …

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The QuIHN Group – comprising QuIHN, Better Access Medical Clinic and QuIVAA – is undertaking a survey seeking ideas on how to expand and revitalise their many links with the local rainbow community. “If you use substances — in any way — regularly, or occasionally, or if you’re a family member or ally and believe …

two men participating in chemsex

If you or someone you know uses drugs such as crystal meth, mephedrone or GHB, especially in “chemsex” situations with strangers, then it’s important to understand how to manage common emergencies in this environment. Things can go seriously wrong, and urgent help may be life-saving. People have died due to the seriousness of their condition …

TGA popper ban

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is planning to ban amyl nitrite products – also known as poppers. But proponents of the sex drug say it will drive a rise in riskier alternatives. The TGA announced the planned ban because of ‘increasing reports of misuse and abuse’. They also said the drug caused cases of retinal damage …

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