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“Pingers, broken dicks and benders” – 10 moments that prove Australian cricket is the loosest game on Earth

11 February, 2016. 15:45 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Over the winter, the nation divides itself up in to the three football codes. Some minority communities follow soccer - but like most self-respecting Australians, we do not fully acknowledge it as a sport. It's not until the glorious summer - when men, women and children from all walks of Australian life unite...

Warner goes to lunch on 77* – Australia to spend the next two months drunk

Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 9 December, 2014. 13:10 IT WOULD appear that the 2014 Summer of cricket is in full swing with a stand-out performance from opening batsman, David Warner. A quick half-century came to the 28-year old with ease, as he managed to keep in control through a series of different bowlers and batting partners. It was shortly after he...

“I was framed!” – Greg Bird denies urinating on fully-marked police car

8 December, 2014. 12:24 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] TROUBLED NRL SUPERSTAR star Greg Bird has been arrested for obscene behaviour after allegedly urinating on a police paddy wagon, just days after his dream wedding. Bird was detained by Byron Bay police after he married fiancée Beccy Rochow in the coastal town, over the weekend. The Gold Coast Titans forward was last seen leaving...

Richard Di Natale Calls For Australia-Wide Ban On Pharrell Williams

3 June, 2016. 12:14 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT It's been almost two years since its release, but as Pharrell Williams’ impossibly catchy party song ‘Happy’ continues to fly off the shelves of digital music stores, a growing chorus of child development experts are warning that it may in fact be doing our kids harm. The popularity of the controversial tune, which...

Karl Rips Into Abbott “I Wouldn’t Fucking Trust You With My Wife At My Wedding”

2 December, 2014. 12:14 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] If you haven't seen it, YOU NEED TO SEE IT. This morning on the Today show, co-host Karl Stefanovic appeared to reach boiling point with the illusive Tony Abbott. In a video that has since been removed from all forms of online media, Karl Stefanovic took it up to Mr Abbott, after he...

NSW Government Gives Green Light To Marijuana-Inhaling Rooms

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] CITY OF SYDNEY council has controversially voted in favour of making the King's Cross marijuana inhaling room permanent from next year. The motion was passed by Lord Mayor Clover Moore, saying that marijuana addicts need a safe place to consume their cannabis. In May 2001 the first inhaling room opened its doors for a trial period of 18 months. The...

National Party Says Farmers Are Struggling Because Their Bloody Kids Don’t Visit For Xmas

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THOUSANDS OF YOUNG country men and women are avoiding the trip home for the holidays this year, says a study commissioned by the National Party of Australia. This time of year is traditionally quite busy for many farmers around the country, especially grain-growers and sheep graziers. Yet many sons and daughters from farms and stations around...

“Get that s**t off the air!” – ABC to axe local TV current affairs programs

29 November, 2014. 12:24 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] THE ABC IS planning to cancel local current affairs programs in the coming weeks after it's content offended Malcolm Turnbull. First on the chopping block are local and international current affairs shows, such as local editions of 7.30 and world news program Foreign Correspondent. When veteran ABC broadcaster, Quentin Dempster, says "bye-bye" in...

Bill Cosby Tells Judge “Alleged Victims Say The Darndest Things”

DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | CONTACT The Betoota Advocate can today reveal comedian Bill Cosby's first ever attempt to publicly address sexual assault allegations that have come to light over the last two years. Cosby, a former sitcom superstar and much-loved television host, has found decades of fame and fortune through his unique style of family-friendly comedy. The former TV Dad has gone...

Minority groups demand – “It’s time for a flag that nobody wants to burn”

November 17, 2014 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] YESTERDAY'S dramatic display of flag burning in Brisbane's CBD by Aboriginal activists has once again sparked a debate usually reserved for Australia Day: IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG? Referred to by yesterdays protestors as the 'Australian Rag', the current flag appears to be as unpopular as ever - with both religious and Aboriginal rights...

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