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Hooper named as captain/coach for Euro tour

20 October, 2014 13:21 BRUCE PALLISTER | Sports Reporter | [email protected] THE CURRENT Wallabies captain, Michael Hooper, has been selected to captain and coach the side for their upcoming European Tour. Hooper is the first to be bestowed with the honor of leading and coaching the Wallabies. "It's uncharted waters," says the 22-year-old. "But I'm going to have a red hot go at it," The...

Palmer in hot water over “fancy dress”

   EYND BLYTON | National News | [email protected] THE SAUDI Ambassador to Australia has expressed his disgust over Clive Palmer's choice to attend his own party dressed as a "friendly Muslim". The rogue hosted his annual "Jurassic Ball" at his infamous "Palmer Coolum Resort" on the Sunshine Coast last night. The function is a favourite on the Canberra social calender, where politicians let...

Woolworths pulls another controversial tee shirt

14 October, 2014. 19:19 CIVIL RIGHTS activists are again up in arms for the second time this week over yet another racist T-shirt found on sale in a North Queensland Franchise. The t-shirt has created controversy as many feel it is promoting racial discrimination with a hooded Ku Klux Klan member mimicking the iconic Uncle Sam recruitment posters from WWII. Australia's Race...

Putin responds to Abbott’s “shirtfront” comment

15 October, 2014. 12:22 RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has not flinched, whatsoever, at comments made by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott regarding his intent to "shirtfront" the controversial leader at the G20 summit in Brisbane next month. Mr Abbott's vow to confront Mr Putin over the loss of Australian lives in the MH7 Malaysian Airlines tragedy marks an escalation of tension...

Inspirational Local Man Makes Daring Escape From Crippling Friend-Zone

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PERTH MAN Kevin Tilley has achieved what many leading experts consider to be the impossible. After seven tentative years of friendship - he finally made his best friend, Kaycee Lane, his girlfriend. "It didn't happen overnight," says Mr Tilley. "In the books I read, it said relationships take time to mature and grow," "I spent seven years in...

Kyle Sandilands to replace The Doctor at Triple J

October 17, 2014. 15:36 BOTH KIIS 106.5fm and JJJ have confirmed today that Lindsay 'The Doctor' Mcdougall will be replaced by radio tycoon Kyle Sandilands following his departure from JJJ on December 11th, after ten years in the reigns. In a quote from Sandilands' management: "Kyle has said he used to listen to JJJ when he was a homeless kid in Brisbane's...

“Pads are for periods” – Jarryd Hayne signs deal with Seahawks

October 17, 2014. 3:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] THE SEATTLE Sea Hawks have signed the Australian rugby league MVP to a 12-month rookie contract. "I think pads are only for periods," says Mr Hayne. Jarryd Hayne is considered one of the best ever players of his native game. But, he wants to play without pads or a helmet. "Americans are a bit soft." The...

Bathurst students arrested after damaging iconic landmark

10 October, 2015. 13:46 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SEVEN STUDENTS from a local Bathurst university face serious charges relating to vandalism and malicious damaging after defacing the town's most famous landmark. Police say the stone lettering on the side of the mountain was covered with earth and grass in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Local media have dubbed the incident...

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