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Local Man Says Government Shouldn’t Have To Say Sorry For Things That Don’t Affect Him

26 May, 2015. 14:34 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Local man, Campbell Bligh (55) says that the Australian Government should not have to apologise for things that happened several decades ago. After observing yesterday's 19th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report, Mr Bligh still can't believe former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd went out of his way to apologise to the Stolen Generations in...

5 Easy Ways To Fuck The Patriarchy

INGRID DOULTON OAM | Let’s Talk Sense | CONTACT In the late sixties, a young women working in media was nothing more than a pin cushion for the hands of seedy old executives, but I knew what I had to do if I was going to get where I needed to go. There I was. A single 23-year-old working in a city that I barely...

Local Court Convicts Man Of Drink Driving In A Pair Of Heely Shoes

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THINKING HE WAS THE smartest man in the world, friendly North Betoota piss wreck Deverell Slacks ordered a pair of Heely shoes online to wheel himself home from the pub each night. He's disqualified from driving until 2070 - a result of being pinged for DUI over twenty times. Left with no other option, as his...

Phoneless Gent Forced To Read 17-Year-Old New Idea In Dentist Waiting Room

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AFTER PICKING UP AN old issue of New Idea at his local dentist, Blake Mickley agrees that there certainly was some crazy shit happening in the world of celebrity back in 1999. His epiphany was only made possible by the 23-year-old accidently leaving his phone at home, realising his error half way to the dentist...

Struggling Community Library Reluctantly Installs Several Pokie Machines

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Warning: This article contains an incessant, opportunistic and misleading use of the word 'community'  Board members for the East Betoota library say that they have no option other than to install several poker machines to ensure the future of their community. With cuts to education and the imminent amalgamation of local councils, it seems the 104-year-old educational...

MDMA Easier To Find Than NBN In Prime Minister’s Electorate

18 April, 2016. 09:55 PADDY MUNRO | Contributor | CONTACT Despite being represented by the National Broadband Network’s architect and innovative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the voters of Wentworth in Sydney’s affluent Eastern Suburbs are more likely to find pingers rolling out onto their streets than the NBN. A special investigation by the Betoota Advocate found it was fifteen times easier to access...

Canned Air From Turnbull’s Electorate Goes On Sale In Western Sydney

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE ASPIRATIONAL CLASS OF WESTERN Sydney no longer has to drive out to the city's far-Eastern Suburbs to get some clean ocean air and a taste of the high life - thanks to two Vaucluse brothers who say they've come up with a novel way of giving the full one-percent experience for a fraction of...

How A Geography Elective Helped My Son Learn More Geopolitically Accurate Racial Slurs

NEVILLE O'SHANNASSY | Contributor | Contact CRONULLA -  Year 11 student Jayden Froth has vowed to learn more about global politics, religion, and culture in order to be more accurate and aware when using racist terminology. According to his mother, his interest stemmed from an embarrassing incident three years ago. Jayden tried to racially vilify a classmate of Korean heritage, by using a slur...

Put The Kleenex Away: First Non-Depressing Australian Film Since ‘Red Dog’ Announced

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact NOT SINCE THE RELEASE of 2011 feel-good hit Red Dog have we had such reason to celebrate. Screen Australia was able to confirm this morning that the successful movie's sequel Red Dog: True Blue wasn't intentionally bleak, depressing or sad in any way. The news has led to an outpouring of emotion, with thousands taking to social...

Mike Baird Proposes A Lock-Out On Charity Events After Post-Fundraiser Brawl

15 March, 2016. 15:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT NEW SOUTH WALES Premier Mike Baird has proposed an indefinite lock-out on charity fundraisers after a series of fundraiser-related brawls irritated influential property owners throughout Sydney's CBD in the early hours of Sunday morning. "It's not looking like a permanent thing, we'll reassess the figures in two premiers time," said Mike Baird, speaking...

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