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NT Pilot arrested after alleged touch and go incident on Uluru

5 February, 2015. 12:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A LIGHT aircraft pilot has been arrested on the tarmac at Alice Springs airport after allegedly performing a "touch and go" on the top of Uluru. The 27-year-old man from Yaraka, in central western Queensland, was granted bail by Alice Springs Magistrates Court as his legal team arrives in the red centre over the...

This Sydney Uni dropout earns $900,000 a year and he’s only 24

3 February, 2015. 13:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BRAD McKinley earns $900,000 a year. He drives an Audi and eats at high-class restaurants every night of the week. He plans to semi-retire by July. He's not an executive or a CEO. Not a barrister, surgeon or an engineer. Mr McKinley, 24, imports and distributes cocaine - one of Australia's fastest growing industries. His career in...

SUPER BOWL XLIX: Thousands of Australian men pretend to enjoy American Football

2 February, 2015. 13:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact #SUPERBOWLMONDAY is the hashtag littering the newsfeed of Australian social media users today, an Australian take on the annual celebrations throughout America. Pubs and living rooms across the country play host to a vast number of "sports-mad" Australian men, who have tuned into to the live broadcast of the American Football spectacular. The...

STUDY: Country Queenslanders lead state in foreign name pronunciation

1 February, 2015. 13:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact QUEENSLAND is the nation's self-proclaimed "smart state" - yet over 90% of Australia's "sun-kissed minority" cannot pronounce the name of their likely new premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. While the more cultured and progressive states have been battling with Polish names for decades, this is the first example of Queenslanders having to learn a...

Gold Coast family disown son after discovering his “Southern Cross” tattoo

30 January, 2015. 19:48 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact A GOLD COAST family have today publicly announced that they will no longer have anything to do with their eighteen-year-old son, after his "disgraceful display of commonness". But, what did he do? William got drunk and accidentally revealed his new "Southern Cross" tattoo to his parents. Bill and Suzie McClymont, former wine-growers from Stanthorpe, have...

Thrilla in Manila II: Mayweather agrees, only one condition

29 January, 2015. 13:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Hours after a public face-to-face meeting and brief discussion during halftime of Tuesday night's Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game in Miami, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. met privately for more than an hour to continue discussing terms for their proposed May 2 megafight. They met inside Pacquiao's hotel suite and "it was...

Hoggy reckons he’ll be playing Big Bash until he is 50 – He’s deadset!

29 January, 2015. 15:30 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Brad Hogg turns 44 in one week. Last night he claimed the silverware back to back for his new home at the "Perth Scorchers" in the explosive Big Bash League final against Brett Lee's Sydney 6ers... and he's not done yet. Hoggy wants to play right through his forties - and no one...

Australian tennis “Fanatics” accidentally cheer for 55th-ranked Portuguese player

28 January, 2015. 19:30 JACO VAN DER MERWE | Cricket | Contact Australian Supporters group, FANATICS have been left completely red-faced after showing their support for the wrong person at the Australian Open. The FANATICS, who are well known throughout Australian sport, stumbled across a match where they were meant to get behind Aussie, Jordan Thompson. Instead, the FANATICS were left cheering for 55th ranked...

Northern Territory man found ALIVE after spending days lost in Pymble wilderness

28 January, 2015. 15:00 STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | Contact A DARWIN man is lucky to be alive today after spending the past few days lost in the wilderness, near the Sydney suburb of West Pymble. After attending his cousin's barbeque, contract musterer Glenn Stevenson became disoriented after he left the party to walk to the train station. Mr Stevenson, an experienced outdoorsman, was in good health...

Kyrgios Vows To Debut An Even Shitter Haircut Against Murray

27 January, 2015. 15:30 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | CONTACT A DAZZLING array of skills. A stunning vocabulary of curse words. The shittest haircut in the world. This is the new face of Australian Tennis The world’s tennis media is fascinated with Nick Kyrgios and his charge into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Nick McCarvel, writing for USA Today, said succinctly: “Australia has a new...

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