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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...

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...

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