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Boxer Danny Green attempts “unbelievable” mutiny aboard Perpetual Loyal

28 December, 2014. 12:51 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BOXER DANNY GREEN has allegedly been charged with "an act of piracy" after trying to lead a mutiny against Perpetual Loyal skipper Anthony Bell. The 100-foot supermaxi was reported to have withdrawn from the Sydney to Hobart yacht race yesterday after taking on water near Eden on the far south coast of...

Boxing Day: Indian cab drivers refuse to talk about the cricket

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | CONTACT 26 December, 2014. 10:55 As some of the most passionate cricket fans in the world, this summer series has brought about noticeable frustrations for the Australian-based Indian cricket fans, a community that also makes up a large majority of Australian cab drivers. With their team down two-nil down halfway through a four-Test series, the Indian-born Australian cab drivers simply refuse...

CHRISTMAS SIEGE: Drunk Dad Apprehended After 18th Rotation Of “How To Make Gravy”

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT SHERWOOD, QLD (AAP) - DEVELOPING STORY: Police have been called to a western Brisbane address this afternoon after an intoxicated father refused to stop playing Paul Kelly's "How To Make Gravy" on repeat. The alleged was seen by family and friends to be "hogging" the auxiliary cable of his family's new BOSE sound system. He was heard slurring the following: "All you...

The Betoota Advocate forced to apologise to RSPCA over “unprovoked carve-up”

24 December, 2014. 06:24 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] FROM THE EDITOR: The Betoota Advocate would like to wholeheartedly apologise to the hardworking volunteers and administrators at the RSPCA's Queensland chapter for misinformation that went to print on December 21st. We would like to also apologise, wholeheartedly, to our readers as well. Our brief brush with sensationalism has left them feeling rather sullied - with...

REPORT: Australian Men Still Love A Bit Of A Stink, Despite Being Told To Go To Bed

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT An independent study into nightlife-district-related violence has shown that restrictions on the late-night sale of alcohol and a 1am lockout on weekends in the central Newcastle suburb of Hamilton have failed to prevent young people from flogging the piss out of each other. In 2012, it was ruled that the CBD venues of Newcastle were banned from...

Westfield Santa arrested in front of stunned children and parents

22 December, 2014. 13:12 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A SANTA AT Western Sydney shopping centre has been arrested in front of horrified shoppers this morning. In a mid-morning operation, police swooped on the suspect while he was working as a Santa at Westfield Parramatta. Police allowed the man to change out of his costume to minimise the trauma to the children...

Obama has finally commented on the Sony Hack – “James Franco is lame”

22 December, 2014. 06:24 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures was "cyber vandalism" and not an act of war, United States president Barack Obama says. Washington has blamed North Korea for a cyber security breach at Sony that led to the release of embarrassing emails and caused executives to halt the release of the madcap action film...

Betoota cowboy features on Humans of New York after meeting Hamish Blake

21 December, 2014. 14:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDER and Betoota local, Alex Whippett, has appeared on the global internet sensation Humans of New York - only a day after running in to Hamish Blake. Whippett was in town for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Monster Energy Buck off at Madison Square Garden this week, where he placed...

News Corp forecast profit jump in light of recent tragedies

20 December, 2014. 13:39 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact News Corp forecast to make company record profit in the Christmas quarter. Multinational media outlet accused of "profiteering on the collective pain and sadness of millions". Rupert Murdoch reportedly unapologetic but offers condolences to "loved ones". Murdoch: "We're not the only ones reporting the news - everybody else is doing it". TRANS-GLOBAL MEDIA ORGANISATION News...

Why Shane Watson is the greatest test cricketer of our time

    IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | [email protected] WHEN IT COMES to representing your country in test cricket, the physical demands of competition can completely dominate one's life... If you pair those pressures with dressing room politics and the 'tall poppy syndrome' that exists in just about every Australian living room - it becomes clear that only the fittest survive. The Darwinism of...

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