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Did Drake’s tribute to the Wallabies take the “underdog” thing too far?

26 February, 2015. 07:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Thousands of fans have described feelings of euphoria and joy after being able to see the former Canadian child star of Degrassi Junior High and current hip hop mogul, Drake, in the flesh last night at his Sydney concert. In what is reported to have otherwise been a "blockbuster" performance, many fans have...

“Only idiots play the pokies” says man with thirteen online betting accounts

25 February, 2015. 12:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact   NORTH BETOOTA man, Rick Comino, says that he is a man of many vices, but poker machines are not one of them. "It's just so sad that they fill the pubs full of these things knowing that some idiot is going to put his whole pay check through them" "I used to play...

Redfern yuppies struggle to mask excitement over Aboriginal evictions

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Only 100 metres from an internationally-condemned spectacle of Aboriginal dispossession, six inner-city trendies are drinking coffee and playing with their iPads, on Redfern's Abercrombie street. They say they are exhausted. "It's just so hard, you know. We are pretty much the new Redfern community - and while we feel for the Aboriginal people being evicted on The Block...

Notorious Queensland jail applies for Rugby League franchise – “The Wacol Crocs”

23 February, 2015. 14:15 Jaco Van Der Merwe | Sports Writer | Contact In light of the recent drug-trafficking charges faced by high-profile NRL stars, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor, Beau Falloon, Jaime Dolwing, Matt Sears and Jason Smith in South East Queensland - The Arthur Gorrie Correctional Center have formally applied for a QRL License to play in this years Intrust Super Cup also...

McDonald’s Trials New Camouflage Packaging To Blend In With Roadside

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact MCDONALD'S AUSTRALIA will begin to trial green packaging at selected restaurants in an attempt to prevent it being seen on the side of highways. The first McDonalds' to receive the new wrappers and bags will be on the Hume Highway - a move that comes after intense lobbying from Goulburn Mulwaree Council. The Council spends over $1m a...

Australian farmers turn on Tony Abbott for his “Fedora Akubra”

21 February, 2015. 15:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PRIME MINISTER Tony Abbott has come under fire from his National Party colleagues for choosing to wear a fedora to a Lightning Ridge property this afternoon. Coalition backbenchers have suggested that the PM is "out-of-touch" with rural affairs - outlined by his choice to don the inappropriate hat. It's been a horror couple...

“Trafficking for personal use” – Biggest drug bust in the history of law enforcement

20 February, 2015. 11:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact AN ICONIC QUEENSLAND FOOTBALLER has been charged with supplying cocaine and accused of being part of a cocaine trafficking "syndicate” operating in Queensland. “The CCC will allege the three men and one woman arranged for the supply of cocaine for personal use or to on-supply cocaine to friends and colleagues between June...

Australians panic over new “Chinese headlines” on popular newspaper

19 February, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Residents of Australia's largest city and the surrounding, less important, regional areas - are today in a state of shock, after being exposed to a cultural shift that many are not ready for. Feelings of xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment have once again replaced acceptance and tolerance as Australians panic over what looks...

Nightclub Photo Guy Realises That The Girls Are Only Smiling At The Camera

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Devastating revelations in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley this week have seen one man questioning both his self-confidence and self-worth among the people he believed to be his friends. Hamish Bloom, a 27-year old from the city's northern suburbs, has spent the last eight years believing that his easily dispensable position as a nightclub photographer was one that...

#BoycottBali shows that even bogans are opposed to capital punishment

17 February, 2015. 15:00 ALEXUS CORBETT | Travel writer| Contact Bali. The Australian holiday hotspot looks to experience a serious slump in tourism this Easter. Indonesia's imminent executions of Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran - two low level pawns in a Trans-Asian drug trafficking operation - has prompted a huge outcry in all forms of news media and politics. However it is in social...

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