Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner has come out in help of tablet testing

As doublesdownonherstanceagainstillicitdrugsandmusicfestivals,formerAFPcommissioner,MickPalmerhasmadehisstanceforharmminimisationheard. PalmerhascomeoutfiringatthegovernmentandPremierinparticularsaying“Mymindbogglesatthethoughtthatagovernmentisnotevenpreparedtostartatrialpilltesting.Clearlysheandotherstatepremiersopposingtheideadonothavethecouragetosaywhatwe’vegotnowisnotworking.” He’sjoineddruglawreformcampaignerMattNfstostartadrugharmminimisationinitiativecalled‘TakeControl’whichwilllooktobeanationalcampaignfocussingonideasthatreduceandminimiseharm,suchaspilltestingatfestivals. Theplanwillalsolooktoendcriminalchargesforminorpossessiondrugs,increasingthenumbertreatmentcentresandmakingbettercontactservicesforyouthindisadvantagedareas. Theseideasallseemprettygoodtous,socheckoutmoreaboutandtelluswhatyouthink.Isthisabetterwaytoapproachtheissue? Via:]

Spotify’s trialling a new unlimited ad skip feature

AsSpotifyremainsonethefewplatformswitha“decent”freesubscriptionservice,theycontinuetoworkonwaystomakeitbetter.Theirlatestidea?Skippingadsthatdon’tappealtoyou,whichImean,makesabitsense. Thefliptothat,isthatyoudon’treallywantanyadsandinmyexperience(yesIadmittedlyhavetoyedwithfreeSpotify)youjustzoneoutnomatterwhatadyou’rebeingforcedtolistento. Thetesttrialthatthey’recurrentlyrunninginAustralia,essentiallymeansthatuserschoosewhichadstheyspecificallylistentoandthecompanieswhohavetheiradsskippeddon’tpayfortheskips,meaningyou’reonlypayingforpeoplewhoactuallylistentotheads. WouldthismakeyoumorelikelytogetbehindthefreeSpotifyservice,oristhisjustapointlessendeavourfromthecompany?Letusknowwhatyouthink! Via:] 

Irish DJ sentenced for smuggling drugs in noodle containers

IrishDJStephenDonnellywassentencedto6yearsand9monthsforusingnoodlecontainerstosmugglealotdrugsintoAustralia. 5000pingersand127gramscokewereseizedfromacompromiseddropfpointinDarwin’sCBDafterpoliceinterceptedapackage.AninternationalglamourmodelandaDarwinlocalwerepaid$700ktopickupthepackagesfromthecompromisedspot. ThedrugsyndicatearesaidtohavetransportedmillionsdollarsworthintoAustraliapreviouslywiththisjustbeingthefinalstraw. Via:]