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President Putin Reveals His Love For Australian “Budgy Smugglers”

18 May, 2015. 17:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The website for iconic Australian swimwear company, Budgy Smuggler crashed briefly this morning after Russian news outlets released images of of their countries President wearing a pair of crotch-hugging togs. The company, which is well-known for their 100% Australian-made swimwear line, have spoken to The Advocate today - about their server-melting rise in popularity. Particularly...

Johnny Depp’s Dogs Describe Life In Detention With One Heartbreaking Drawing

15 May, 2015. 11:55 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] If a picture is worth a thousand words, the message in this disturbing drawing is loud and clear. Yesterday, The Australian Minister of Agriculture told the media that Hollywood star, Johnny Depp had been given until Saturday to get his two pet dogs out of the country - or have them put down. Mr...

Ice-Ravaged Town Of Wellington, NSW, Chosen To Host New Hollywood Zombie Epic

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE NSW CENTRAL western town of Wellington has successfully bid to be the filming location for the much anticipated World War Z 2, which starts principal photography in November. Known locally as "Little Antarctica", the quiet village beat other meth-riddled towns such as Mount Gambier, Bourke, Ballarat and Wangaratta. The film project is expected to throw almost A$50m...

Barnaby Joyce crowned “King of the North” after finally “coming good” for regional Australians

13 May, 2015. 15:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact NATIONALS DEPUTY and agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce is set to be crowned "King of the North" after fighting to secure a massive $5bn funding injection in to the Top End in last night's federal budget. The fiscal windfall will provide low-interest loans and finance to private businesses to build major infrastructure projects such as...

Treasurer Joe Hockey All Set For Stirring Farewell Speech In Canberra Tonight

12 May, 2015. 14:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected]   The 2014 Budget's biggest hitter, the concept of forcing young people without a job to wait six months before they could receive benefits, has failed to pass the Senate and has triggered outcry from social services groups. It appears that this, among many other things, may have been the deciding factor surrounding Joe Hockey insisting...

Human rights violator “better qualified” to run budget, says Abbott.

11 May, 2015. 11:41 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SCOTT MORRISON is emerging as the new Liberal pin-up boy, just months after being accused of violating human rights by the United Nations. The minister for social services has become the face of a new Coalition advertising campaign which markets the sprightly 46-year-old as a "softer and more approachable" politician, as opposed to...

The Royal Princess Has A Name… And It Sounds Very Aussie!

4 May, 2015. 14:20 CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | Contact   The princess was born at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz - just 3oz less than Prince George when he arrived in July 2013. She is the first princess to be born into the British monarchy in 25 years. The last was Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Eugenie in 1990. Covered in a shawl and with a bonnet...

Betoota Hot Springs opens to fanfare despite comparisons to Mekong River

30 April, 2015. 15:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE BETOOTA HOT Springs opened to local fanfare and stern warnings from health authorities this afternoon. Mayor Cr Keith Carton said the concerns for public safety were "unfounded" and "inflammatory" and declared that the hot springs were safe for all residents to enjoy. "When I was a kid, we used to swim in...

Manny Pacquiao Has Asked Bill Murray To Sit In His Corner On May 2nd

30 April, 2015. 11:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | World Sport | Contact In a week of power plays from both ends, the much-anticipated "Fight Of The Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets more and more interesting by the minute. A bizarre relationship has been unveiled in the final days before the May 2nd bout: The friendship between Manny Pacquiao and comedy icon, Bill Murray. Aside from celebrity...

What Crisis? – How To Buy A Sydney Apartment On A $29,000 Salary

28 April, 2015. 12:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WHAT housing affordability crisis? If you’re a gen Y having trouble getting into the property market, take a lesson from this 23-year-old. Charlotte Blakelly-Clapham bought her first property on her 18th birthday — she was ready to go at 17, but wasn’t old enough. The former media student bought the two-bedroom apartment in the working-class Sydney suburb...

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