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Treasurer Joe Hockey All Set For Stirring Farewell Speech In Canberra Tonight

12 May, 2015. 14:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected]   The 2014 Budget's biggest hitter, the concept of forcing young people without a job to wait six months before they could receive benefits, has failed to pass the Senate and has triggered outcry from social services groups. It appears that this, among many other things, may have been the deciding factor surrounding Joe Hockey insisting...

Human rights violator “better qualified” to run budget, says Abbott.

11 May, 2015. 11:41 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SCOTT MORRISON is emerging as the new Liberal pin-up boy, just months after being accused of violating human rights by the United Nations. The minister for social services has become the face of a new Coalition advertising campaign which markets the sprightly 46-year-old as a "softer and more approachable" politician, as opposed to...

The Royal Princess Has A Name… And It Sounds Very Aussie!

4 May, 2015. 14:20 CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | Contact   The princess was born at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz - just 3oz less than Prince George when he arrived in July 2013. She is the first princess to be born into the British monarchy in 25 years. The last was Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Eugenie in 1990. Covered in a shawl and with a bonnet...

Betoota Hot Springs opens to fanfare despite comparisons to Mekong River

30 April, 2015. 15:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE BETOOTA HOT Springs opened to local fanfare and stern warnings from health authorities this afternoon. Mayor Cr Keith Carton said the concerns for public safety were "unfounded" and "inflammatory" and declared that the hot springs were safe for all residents to enjoy. "When I was a kid, we used to swim in...

Manny Pacquiao Has Asked Bill Murray To Sit In His Corner On May 2nd

30 April, 2015. 11:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | World Sport | Contact In a week of power plays from both ends, the much-anticipated "Fight Of The Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets more and more interesting by the minute. A bizarre relationship has been unveiled in the final days before the May 2nd bout: The friendship between Manny Pacquiao and comedy icon, Bill Murray. Aside from celebrity...

What Crisis? – How To Buy A Sydney Apartment On A $29,000 Salary

28 April, 2015. 12:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WHAT housing affordability crisis? If you’re a gen Y having trouble getting into the property market, take a lesson from this 23-year-old. Charlotte Blakelly-Clapham bought her first property on her 18th birthday — she was ready to go at 17, but wasn’t old enough. The former media student bought the two-bedroom apartment in the working-class Sydney suburb...

“It Won’t Affect Us” – Graduating Students Throw Support Behind Pyne’s Higher Education Reforms

27 April, 2015. 16:41 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THOUSANDS OF FINAL-YEAR STUDENTS around Australia have thrown their support behind Christopher Pyne's higher education reforms, saying that the proposed changes will make their degrees more valuable. There were chaotic scenes this morning as the education minister landed in Sydney to speak in front of hundreds of his adoring fans - some of...

Local Bloke To Commemorate 100 Years Of ANZAC By Drinking For 24 Hours Straight

24 April, 2015. 11:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] 100 YEARS AGO, thousands of young Australian soldiers were approaching the shores of Gallipoli, nervously awaiting what would turn out to be one of the least successful commonwealth campaigns in military history. New Zealand was there with us - facing off against another generation of equally timid, young turkish men. The Australian and New...

Belle Gibson to be burned at the stake after successful witch-hunt

23 April, 2015. 12:46 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AFTER LYING ABOUT having terminal brain cancer, mummy blogger Belle Gibson is set to be burned at the stake for her crimes against society. Witch-hunting and ducking is permitted in the state of Victoria for serious crimes against humanity and treason. The disgraced wellness writer admitted she deceived her followers, friends and family about...

HELL ON HIGH WATER: Tales of Horror Emerge From Carnival Spirit

22 April, 2015. 13:20 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact TALES OF HORROR are emerging from the Carnival Spirit after the cruise ship was finally able to dock this morning in Sydney Harbour. The clean up has begun aboard the 292-metre vessel and already stories of the onboard conditions have shocking people around the country. The Maltese-registered ocean-liner, carrying 2500 passengers and 1500...

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