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Turnbull’s Election Win Results In A Colombian Flu Outbreak In Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] AN OUTBREAK OF Colombian influenza in Sydney has parts of the city in lockdown as health authorities struggle to contain the disease's spread during post-election celebrations. "We did it. Jobs and growth," one polo-wearing Waratahs fan was heard shouting from inside the toilets in a well-known Eastern Suburbs hotel. Areas in the city's east have been...

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...

Local Man Cringes To Death While Watching New ABC Comedy Programs

  ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact An elderly man has allegedly cringed to death after watching a string of new comedy programs on the ABC. The 94-year-old man's distraught wife says that her husband fell unconscious while watching Rosehaven and never woke up. It's understood by police that the man was heard to be sighing heavily and groaning in the minutes leading up...

City Ranger accidentally gives himself parking ticket; takes matter to court

  ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] A CITY OF Sydney parking ranger has ended up in local court after accidentally giving himself a parking ticket. Rather than paying the somewhat extortionate $104 fine, ranger Stephan John Branks has elected to have the matter heard before a court. "It was an honest misunderstanding," says Mr Branks. "I was only parked for 2 minutes," The move to...

Prime Minister under fire for falling asleep during Noel Pearson’s tribute to Gough Whitlam

5 November, 2014. 15:09 STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent |[email protected] Those present at today's state memorial for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam were able to witness history-making speeches and performances array of celebrities and political identities as they paid tribute the man they call 'Comrade'. With appearances from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kev Carmody, Paul Kelly and just about everyone from both...

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.

8 injured in stampede as police dogs enter nightclub

STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | [email protected] Drug detection canines triggered a human stampede last night at an infamous Sydney nightspot that injured 8 revelers. Two of the victims are listed as being in a serious but stable condition in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The Ivy Pool Bar on George Street in the inner city was targeted by police after detectives were...

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