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“Pingers, broken dicks and benders” – 10 moments that prove Australian cricket is the loosest game on Earth

11 February, 2016. 15:45 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Over the winter, the nation divides itself up in to the three football codes. Some minority communities follow soccer - but like most self-respecting Australians, we do not fully acknowledge it as a sport. It's not until the glorious summer - when men, women and children from all walks of Australian life unite...

Kanye West is dropping a surprise 2014 Christmas album next week

10 December, 2014. 12:14 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Kanye West has revealed the name and release date of his seventh studio album today, in a shock announcement on Chicago hip-hop station, WGCI 107.5 The album is set to be released in the very near future, by the end of next week in fact. "Ye has got something special for ya'll. It's a...

National Party Says Farmers Are Struggling Because Their Bloody Kids Don’t Visit For Xmas

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THOUSANDS OF YOUNG country men and women are avoiding the trip home for the holidays this year, says a study commissioned by the National Party of Australia. This time of year is traditionally quite busy for many farmers around the country, especially grain-growers and sheep graziers. Yet many sons and daughters from farms and stations around...

Minority groups demand – “It’s time for a flag that nobody wants to burn”

November 17, 2014 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] YESTERDAY'S dramatic display of flag burning in Brisbane's CBD by Aboriginal activists has once again sparked a debate usually reserved for Australia Day: IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG? Referred to by yesterdays protestors as the 'Australian Rag', the current flag appears to be as unpopular as ever - with both religious and Aboriginal rights...

Betoota Advocate responds to The Today Show

9 November, 2014. 13:03 To Nine Entertainment Co. and ABC Media Watch, As a small and independent regional newspaper from far-west Queensland, we pride ourselves on reporting fair and just news with authenticity that rivals only the salt on the sunburnt earth that surrounds us here in the Channel Country. You may know us as The Australian Advocate, you may know us...

Nation’s Greatest Blokes Begin ‘Winter Bulking’ For Dance Festival Season

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT As winter approaches, an entire generation of young Aussies are preparing their strict bodybuilding regimes in preparation for the Summer's electronic dance festivals. Third year carpentry apprentice, Joel Simmons, says the 'festival season' is quite an important time of the year for a large portion of Australia's blue-collar men. "It starts in about May when we really start to...

Melbourne Cup to be banned after celebrity campaign against animal cruelty

INGRID DOULTON | Professor of Women’s Issues | Social Commentator |[email protected] Well yesterday was the day, the day where most Australian men find a reason (outside of weddings and funerals) to wear a suit... and the day where women are expected to accompany them by wearing the ugliest head pieces they can find (but we must ban the burqa!).     Horses were whipped,...

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...

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