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Government says waterboarding at Nauru sounds like ‘something cool teenagers do on holiday’

16 August, 2015. 13:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A spokesman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says claims that asylum seekers at Nauru detention centre were water-boarded were "down right incorrect" and "false". The government has explained that the guard at the centre of the waterboarding allegations got his aquatic-boardsport terminology mixed up. In a report published by the Abbott Government earlier...

Leading sports psychologist explains why Kyrgios sucks

14 August, 2015. 10:06 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | Contact In the wake of a controversial win-by-default against Stan Wawrinka at the Montreal Masters, leading sports psychologists have confirmed that Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is plagued by the fact he is not a good bloke. Esteemed author and researcher, Dr Len Powell says that he believes the 20-year-old has more issues...

Australian television is more entertaining when thrown off roof

12 August, 2015. 15:35 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S ONE OF Australia's most favourite pass times. And in light of Channel 7's decision to axe the groundbreaking reality TV series Restaurant Revolution for Cats That Make You Laugh Out Loud, it's becoming more popular than ever. Destruction by gravity has been a cornerstone in Australian entertainment for generations and people around...

Tony Abbott’s Gay Friends Understand That This Wasn’t Directed At Them

12 August, 2015. 11:10 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact After nearly six hours of debate yesterday, the Coalition party room voted not to allow a conscience vote, instead binding MPs to support traditional marriage. However, it appears Prime Minister Abbott is concerned he may have put a few lifelong friends off-side with the decision, and has spent the last twelve hours...

Matt Toomua Stood Down From Wallabies Pending Investigation Into Haircut

11 August, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Despite a thrilling 27-19 win against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday night, The Qantas Wallabies have today announced that an integral playmaker has been stood down from all duties pending an investigation into what has been described as a "horrific above the shoulders offence". In front of 73 824 fans, Wallabies veteran...

BREAKING: Shane Watson to replace Steven Smith at 3

8 August, 2015. 13:06 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | Contact AUSTRALIAN selectors have shocked the sporting world today by announcing that Shane Watson is set to replace the out-of-form Steven Smith for the next Ashes test at The Oval in London. Only a month ago, Watson was dumped from the team after his 36-month-long form slump was finally too much for Coach...

Is Malcolm Turnbull the only MP who can afford the Speaker lifestyle?

6 August, 2015. 11:59 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact HE'S THE ONLY Member of Parliament to make the BRW Rich List. With an estimated net worth of around AU$200 million, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull may be forced into a political role he never wanted. The harsh reality that Mr Turnbull is facing right now is that he's the only representative who can afford...

Bundaberg Is Home To The Most Dangerous Drug In Australia

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact POLICE in Brisbane are calling it “fightin' in a bottle”, a type of rum known on the streets as cane champagne or biff syrup that’s making users handsome and psychotic while giving them a superhuman ability to make ripper calls and punch people senseless. The dark spirit, which cops say is prevalent in the rugby...

‘Throat-slitting haka’ given all clear by World Rugby despite racial protests

2 August, 2015. 13:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE CONTROVERSIAL THROAT-SLITTING haka has been given the all clear by World Rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which is due to kick off in London in just over four weeks time. The move comes after a number of national rugby boards from around the world asking for the sport's governing body to...

Tyler, The Creator banned from entering Australia – government urges public to support local acts

28 July, 2015. 15:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IMMIGRATION MINISTER PETER Dutton has confirmed that US rapper Tyler, The Creator has been banned from entering the country. The decision was handed down this morning after the government agreed that the 24-year-old "was not of good character" and potentially harmful. While many speculated that the controversial artist was barred from entering the...

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