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ABC budget cuts claim iconic news and current affairs department

4 January, 2015. 15:15 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE ABC has been secretly planning the cancellation of its entire news and current affairs department for at least a month – with their axing likely before the end of this year financial year, a few sources claim. On Friday, Fairfax Media revealed the national broadcaster has been covertly developing a reality television show...

Middle Aged Dad Reassessing Life Choices While Waiting On Teenage Weed Dealer’s Couch

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT "Yeah, I'll be out in a second... just have a seat" It's the painful words that no one wants to hear. Particularly a 42 year-old accountant who is beginning to feel ashamed by his habitual marijuana use. Local father of three, Matthew Geyer, says as a 42-year middle aged father of three - he has a hard enough...

Australians shocked as Peter FitzSimons “comes out”

2 January, 2014. 8:41 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PEOPLE around the country were deeply moved by the news this morning that Peter FitzSimons is finally ready to admit he is bald. The former Wallaby great and lauded historian-turned-author ended years of speculation this morning on Twitter, saying he is "finally being true to himself". Rumors that FitzSimons was bald began to circulate...

Baird’s shock new year announcement: Train station to be built on Bondi beach

1 January, 2015. 08:59 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Less than a month after Premier Mike Baird refused to indicate just where over $13 billion from the sale of electricity assets was to be spent, a report has been leaked highlighting plans to extend Sydney’s rail network all the way to Bondi Beach. With $5 billion set aside for the Western Harbour...

Betoota’s New Year’s Eve celebrations 2017: Entertainment, traffic, list of hot spots and prime positions

31 December, 2016. 15:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S been a big year for us at The Betoota Advocate, from our various appearances on the ABC' to our partnership with HarperCollins to publish our first of many almanacks. We thank you for helping us grow from a modest country rag to a national news source - covering the biggest stories...

Australian “caged” puppy farmers feeling the crunch as free range market booms

    31 December, 2014. 08:59 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected]   This festive season is shaping up to be a desperate time for many dog breeders, as increasing pressure from animal rights extremists has seen a sharp decline in the sales for many traditional Australian puppy farms. “It’s been a tough year for all of us, the sales are way way down in what has traditionally...

MH370 and AirAsia mysteries trigger worldwide shortage of tin foil

30 December, 2014. 13:09 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE LATEST DISAPPEARANCE of an airliner is causing a worldwide shortage of tin foil as millions around the world begin fashioning hats made from the malleable metal. The hats have entered vogue with everyday people as the latest airline vanishing has made it socially acceptable to harbour even the most wild conspiracy. Traditionally,...

WOW! Revolutionary New iPhone App Helps Monitor Your Pathetic Messages To Girls

20 July, 2016 14:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT It's finally here, the app that thousands of young men and women have been waiting for, CREEPCHECK! A smartphone application created to help people "not sound like psychos" when texting their crushes. Have you ever sent a late-night message to a significant other that makes your cringe the next morning? The answer is probably yes....

Boxer Danny Green attempts “unbelievable” mutiny aboard Perpetual Loyal

28 December, 2014. 12:51 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BOXER DANNY GREEN has allegedly been charged with "an act of piracy" after trying to lead a mutiny against Perpetual Loyal skipper Anthony Bell. The 100-foot supermaxi was reported to have withdrawn from the Sydney to Hobart yacht race yesterday after taking on water near Eden on the far south coast of...

Boxing Day: Indian cab drivers refuse to talk about the cricket

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | CONTACT 26 December, 2014. 10:55 As some of the most passionate cricket fans in the world, this summer series has brought about noticeable frustrations for the Australian-based Indian cricket fans, a community that also makes up a large majority of Australian cab drivers. With their team down two-nil down halfway through a four-Test series, the Indian-born Australian cab drivers simply refuse...

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