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Spotify Reveals What Music Australia’s Highest And Lowest Achieving Students Listen To

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-Large | Contact AN INDEPENDENT study conducted by Spotify and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)  has revealed what Australia's highest and lowest achieving students listen to - with interesting results. The study was part of a national snapshot conducted by the ABS into the study habits of high-schoolers. Bands with the most respondents are plotted on the graph,...

Dubbo’s Western Plains Zoo Under Threat From “Hunting-Mad” Chinese Billionaire

16 April, 2015. 17:55 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A CONTROVERSIAL CHINESE billionaire has set his sights on Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo this week, after placing a $A125M offer on the iconic landmark. Known for his love of hunting big game, Guangzhou textile magnate Bei Ting Gui has spent much of his fortune acquiring parcels of land around the world. It's not...

Property boom forces nation’s hipsters to relocate to final frontier of Australian culture, Brisbane

11 April, 2015. 13:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact ONE NEWTOWN resident knew it was time to go when more local garages were being used to keep cars in than foster the local music scene. "I agree wholeheartedly in gentrification, I just don't understand why they had to come to my neighbourhood," said Banjo Clementé. In 2012, the annual combined household...

As Australia mourns, Nine vows to immortalize Benaud as a hologram commentator

“He’s usually a good puller but he couldn’t get it up that time.” - Richie Benaud   10 April, 2015. 11:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact A wave of sadness and reflection sweeps across the nation as Australia farewells it’s favourite son, father, coach and grandfather. While it seems most high-profile Australian sports identities are remembered as God-like, Richie actually was. The former Australian test captain...

AFP Release Sydney “Hipster” From Prison After Mistaking Him For Terrorist

9 April, 2015. 15:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] After being held for six days without charge a Newtown man has been released in what amounted to a case of mistaken identity. The 25 year old Newtown barista, who cannot be named by order of the court, received a public apology from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) yesterday over being mistaken for...

Aussie Kickstarter Project Offers To Bury Incriminating Evidence In The Desert

Disclaimer: This is NOT satire A GRASSROOTS AUSTRALIAN NEWS and media production company have today unveiled a controversial crowd-funding campaign to raise money for the production of an upcoming Outback web series. The "rewards" they have offered to supporters are sure to spark interest. Particularly with the authorities. Have a look at the Kickstarter campaign below to see some of the shady donation prizes, which...

Kevin Parker and Julia Gillard talk new projects and Currents on ABC Radio

6 April, 2015. 16:04 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER PM JULIA Gillard has admitted this afternoon to enjoying the new musical direction Tame Impala has taken with their new album Currents. Speaking today on ABC Radio Perth with the band's creative force Kevin Parker, Ms Gillard said the new sound shows the maturity of the Western Australian group as...

Kid’s unmoderated consumption of chocolate makes up for having to go to church

3 April, 2015. 13:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Eight year-old local boy, Jake Williment says the concept of Easter is very bizarre for people his age. "They make us get up so early and go to church. Why do we have to go to dumb Church?" "Church is dumb and boring. My grandparents like it but that's only because they get...

GOOD FRIDAY HORROR: man devours platypus in local park

3 April, 2015. 13:28 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A GOOD FRIDAY barbecue has turned sour for one Mudgee male after police discovered him barbecuing a platypus in Lawson Park, on the banks of the Cudgegong River. Local latchkey youth David "Wingnut" Davidson, was fishing in the famous river when he hooked the endangered monotreme and reeled it in. Rather than throw...

Murdoch offers Betoota Advocate big bucks to join Australian News Corp stable

Today, after a series of unpublicised negotiations, News Corp Australia and Betoota News Pty Ltd  are happy to announce a history-making partnership that will benefit both companies and both communities, but more importantly - all consumers of news. After several months of bickering and a longstanding but healthy rivalry, The Betoota Advocate is very happy to join the likes of the...

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