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VB goes undercover to win Surry Hills Craft Beer Festival

3 November, 2014 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of Foster's Group in Melbourne, have today confirmed that the winner of last month’s Sydney Craft Beer Festival was, in fact, one of Australia’s oldest and highest-selling beers, Victoria Bitter. The undercover infiltration of the festival took out number one place by an undeniable margin, which in...

How to indentify a wanker this summer | Advocate IN-Focus

It's everybody's favourite part of the year - but it's more favourite for some than others. Our journalists hit the streets to give you the heads up on how to identify, isolate and avoid wankers this summer.

Betoota Flashback – The Advocate offends Royal Family

#ROYALFAMILY #BETOOTABLOOPER #Catholicism 30 October, 2014. 13:29 DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | [email protected] TODAY we dip into the archives and remember one of our more humorous blunders, thirty years ago to the day. As a cadet journalist at The Betoota Advocate in 1974, current Editor-at-Large, Clancy Overell made a mistake that he won't forget any time soon. Well before the days of...

PREMIER NEWMAN ORDERS G20 COPS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT

24 October, 2014. 11:01 am Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] #G20 #ADF #AFP #BRISBANE NEWMAN ORDERS G20 COPS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT. ACTIVISTS and protesters planning to make a scene at this years G20 Summit in Brisbane have been issued a warning today by Premier Campbell Newman: "If you want to carry on, expect to be in the crosshairs... and we won't be using...

Prime Minister Abbott finds solution to Burqa-ban

Oct 21, 2014 16:00 Clancy Overell, Journalist TODAY it can be announced that ban on face-covering garments such as burkas and niqabs introduced in the Australian parliament has been lifted after just two weeks, following the intervention of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Current Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop as well as the President of the Senate, Stephen Parry were behind...

Woolworths pulls another controversial tee shirt

14 October, 2014. 19:19 CIVIL RIGHTS activists are again up in arms for the second time this week over yet another racist T-shirt found on sale in a North Queensland Franchise. The t-shirt has created controversy as many feel it is promoting racial discrimination with a hooded Ku Klux Klan member mimicking the iconic Uncle Sam recruitment posters from WWII. Australia's Race...

Putin responds to Abbott’s “shirtfront” comment

15 October, 2014. 12:22 RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has not flinched, whatsoever, at comments made by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott regarding his intent to "shirtfront" the controversial leader at the G20 summit in Brisbane next month. Mr Abbott's vow to confront Mr Putin over the loss of Australian lives in the MH7 Malaysian Airlines tragedy marks an escalation of tension...

Kyle Sandilands to replace The Doctor at Triple J

October 17, 2014. 15:36 BOTH KIIS 106.5fm and JJJ have confirmed today that Lindsay 'The Doctor' Mcdougall will be replaced by radio tycoon Kyle Sandilands following his departure from JJJ on December 11th, after ten years in the reigns. In a quote from Sandilands' management: "Kyle has said he used to listen to JJJ when he was a homeless kid in Brisbane's...

Students at the centre of “Pano-gate” break their silence.

14 October, 2014. 13:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] TALES OF love and redemption are emerging from the "Mitchell Seven", who stand accused of defacing Australia's most iconic motorsport monument. The group is expected to plead guilty at their first hearing. Lawyers for the seven men have asked that they be charged under the Summary Offences Act 1988, which include offensive language...

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