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Amazing new study reveals that Manus Island is a “fucking shithole”

16 February, 2015. 15:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An independent survey conducted by an American global information and measurement company, Nielsen, has set about disposing myths regarding the liveability on Australia's controversial asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island - just days after Prime Minister Tony Abbott defended his government's record on mandatory detention. The results were resounding amongst guards,...

IT Specialist Impresses Valentine By Disputing Mainstream Account Of 9/11 On First Date

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact North Betoota man, Chris Frith, says that the idea of once again spending Christmas alone is not something that bothers him. In fact it is the last thing that bothers him. Chris is an adherent of the 9/11 Truth movement, just one of many theorists from around the world who dispute the mainstream account of the...

VIDEO: Senator Jacqui Lambie talks about going pig-shooting with Pauline Hanson

11 February, 2015. 19:15 EDITORIAL | Contact IN YET another exclusive two-on-one from The Betoota Advocate's recent trip to Canberra, Senator Jacqui Lambie gives our journalists the run down on her relationship with Pauline Hanson. The rogue senator was able to confirm her love for "busting bacon" - spruiking her markswomanship skills. Although Lambie said she shares little in common with the former incarcerated xenophobe,...

Private School Kid Secures Job Based Entirely On Own Merit

11 February, 2015. 17:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN WHAT may come as a surprise to many, an underachieving private school student has landed a job based entirely on his own merit. Castle Cove native Rupert "Henry" Jasper-Humphreys decided to go against the grain and apply for a job without asking his parents to "hook him up" late last week. The 26-year-old former Bing Lee catalogue dropper...

Karl Stefanovic and The Betoota Advocate talk shit in Canberra

10 February, 2015. 17:30 EDITORIAL | Contact IT was very kind of Today Show anchor and click bait phenomenon Karl Stefanovic, to find the time to speak to The Betoota Advocate - on what was one of the busiest starts to the political calendar in recent memory. After touching briefly on the morning's latest news from inside Parliament House, editors Errol Parker and Clancy...

Clive Palmer speaks to Betoota about political corruption – and dingoes

10 February, 2015. 12:15 EDITORIAL | Contact A very successful start to the week saw The Betoota Advocate’s editors making the most of their 28-hour drive to Canberra with an array of timeless interviews. No one was safe from the gritty journalism that our humble Outback newspaper is famous for - with some of Australia’s biggest and brightest political and media identities being...

#BetootaLive: Breaking news from Parliament House

9 February, 2015. 13:30 EDITORIAL | Contact Prime minister Tony Abbott has declared the Liberal leadership speculations are now over, after he survived the crucial secret ballot vote in the party room this morning. Liberal MPs voted 61 to 39 against making the leader's position vacant to contenders. Media commentators have suggested the result was set in stone after a long weekend working the phones - making...

It’s On! Betoota Advocate en-route to Canberra to cover leadership spill

6 February, 2015. 14:15 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a spill motion against his leadership early next week after West Australian Liberal MP Luke Simpkins emailed party room colleagues to announce he would push for the PM's leadership to be put to a vote. The spill motion will be seconded by MP Don Randall, with a...

Sumatran tiger escapes after truck accident in northern Tasmania

6 February, 2015. 17:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A RARE SUMATRAN tiger has escaped from its transport enclosure after a truck accident in Tasmania. The truck rolled over in wet conditions about 10km south of Deloraine, in the north-central region of the island state. Residents of the sleepy hamlet in north-central Tasmania have been warned to stay indoors until the all clear is...

Chad Kroeger To Play Lead In New Nickelback-Themed “Con-Air” Musical

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact The band members of iconic Canadian rock outfit, Nickelback have today confirmed their next musical project - and it is very exciting news. Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, the production company behind the award-winning production of "Kinky Boots", announced this morning, “singer and musical actor Chad Kroeger has chosen the Broadway adaptation of the 1997 action blockbuster Con-Air to be the next musical...

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