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Lazarus resigns from Palmer United to join Canberra Raiders coaching staff

13 March, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact As of this morning, Senator Lazarus, the so-called "brick with eyes" - is the second Australian senator to leave the Palmer United Party after Jacqui Lambie resigned from the party to become an independent in November. Senator Lazarus, a former professional rugby league superstar, will now serve as an independent senator while also...

“If you are a black diabetic that can’t read, you need to make better lifestyle choices”

11 March, 2015. 17:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Tony Abbott's key Indigenous advisers have slammed his description of living in remote communities as a "lifestyle choice", saying the statement is "hopeless", "disrespectful" and simplistic. Yesterday, Mr Abbott backed a plan in Western Australia to close more than 100 remote communities and move more than 1,000 people, saying "what we can't...

Andrew Bolt reveals himself as a political satirist, says his whole career was ‘hoax’

11 March, 2015. 14:05 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WHEN IT COMES to Andrew Bolt, people don't sit on the fence. Either you love him, or you hate him. He's an award-winning journalist, columnist, radio commentator, blogger and television host that shouts the right-wing agenda from the rooftops. But what if it all was an act? It just may be, because last night on...

NSW Premier Mike Baird rains three-pointers in annual pre-election basketball jam

11 March, 2015. 12:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Politicians, staffers and campaigners from both sides of the indecipherable political spectrum were breaking a sweat today in the annual NSW Pre-election Basketball Jam. The tournament, which was hosted at the iconic Blacktown PCYC, saw a ferocious LNP outfit of Mike Baird and the NSW "Driberals" up against leader of the opposition Luke Foley...

Female Housemate Forced To Squat Above Toilet Bowl

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact A 23-year old living in the Brisbane suburb of West End has opened up to The Betoota Advocate today about the grim state of affairs for women living in predominantly-male sharehouses. "I live with four guys. Two work in construction, one works in real estate and the other is a full-time student," "They are all single,...

‘Britain’s white jihadi’ – A gap year gone bad

10 March, 2015. 12:33 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The Islāmic State recruit the British media decried as "Britain's White Jihadi" in December, proclaiming he was a "major coup for the terrorist group", is actually a skinny, baby-faced boy from Lane Cove in Sydney's north shore, who's in Northern Syria completing his expedition and community service components for his Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) award. The...

Abbott Government embraces International Women’s Day with “Guidelines To Female Happiness”

8 March, 2015. 15:03 INGRID DOULTON (OAM) | Professor of Women's Issues | Contact A GOVERNMENT-FUNDED report was leaked via Wikileaks this morning, outlining measures that Australian women could take in order to achieve unbridled happiness.   Launched to coincide with International Women's Day, the study is the latest attempt by the government to try to solve the 'unhappy women' problem that has dogged the Abbott...

Has political analyst Tim “Sharky” Ward been hired by Senator Ricky Muir?

6 March, 2015. 16:59 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact MAVERICK SENATOR Ricky Muir was pictured entering parliament yesterday with internet phenomenon, Tim "Sharky" Ward - who's allegedly been appointed the Victorian's new foreign policy advisor. Mr Ward had been an Australian political analyst for a several years, with his insights and opinions read by hundreds of thousands each day. He's a fierce critic...

Struggling Lightning Ridge grazier makes millions selling dead organic lambs to yuppies

5 March, 2015. 12:05 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE LATE SUMMER rain was widespread enough to prevent drought-affected areas getting even drier, except for Lighting Ridge. It's nothing new for the locals, who've grown accustom to going without water. As many people around the country have come to learn over the years, if it doesn't rain on farmland, things "go to shit" quite...

Ordinary man dies “lonely but awesome rock star death” in Darwin

4 March, 2015. 15:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact POLICE ARE investigating the death of a 27-year-old Darwin man after his body was discovered this morning in a Coconut Grove apartment. Blake John Harding was found with a number of empty beers cans and drug paraphernalia scattered around the residence. Detectives have concluded that the man may have died "an awesome rock...

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