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Tony Abbott says ban on live export was “an act of God”

PETER CAMPBELL | Darwin Correspondent | [email protected] PRIME MINISTER TONY Abbott says the 2011 ban on cattle live export was "an act of God" and that he shouldn't have to apologise for something he wasn't responsible for. The comments have met wide condemnation by The Nationals and the Northern Territory Cattleman's Association, saying that the prime minister's remarks were deliberately inflammatory...

Senator Leyonhjelm supports Zimbabwe coup d’état

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] FEDERAL SENATOR DAVID Leyonhjelm says he will support any action to overthrow Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. "The Coalition should be doing more to destabilise the Mugabe regime by any means necessary," says Senator Leyonhjelm. "Whether it be through diplomatic channels or with the SAS and JDAMS - I don't really care," Senator Leyonhjelm dramatically left the Liberal...

JOSH THOMAS JOINS BOB KATTER IN CAMPAIGN AGAINST GUN CONTROL

  27 October, 2014. 11:57 Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] CHARTERS TOWERS' Catholic church in Far-North Queensland has played host to a surprise press conference this morning where an Australian comedy icon and a conservative Federal politician have announced an alliance. Federal MP Bob Katter and 'Please Like Me' star Josh Thomas have today announced that through adversity and compromise, the two of...

Why men are destroying women’s sport

INGRID DOULTON | Professor of Women's Issues | [email protected] MEN'S SPORT IS in crisis after our "big three" national teams were humiliated over the weekend. The answer to the problems don't lie in the coaching or support staff, nor the governing bodies behind them. The problem stems from the players themselves. Misogyny is destroying men's sport because it's slowly becoming evident that...

PREMIER NEWMAN ORDERS G20 COPS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT

24 October, 2014. 11:01 am Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] #G20 #ADF #AFP #BRISBANE NEWMAN ORDERS G20 COPS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT. ACTIVISTS and protesters planning to make a scene at this years G20 Summit in Brisbane have been issued a warning today by Premier Campbell Newman: "If you want to carry on, expect to be in the crosshairs... and we won't be using...

Jeremy Clarkson allegedly arrested in Northern Territory

24 October, 2014. 14:00 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] #BREAKING #TOPGEAR #TRAVELNT #NTPOLICE TWITTER HAS BEEN set alight by rumours that Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been arrested north of Alice Springs for dangerous driving. Northern Territory police released a statement saying that a high profile arrest took place this morning with news to follow. The Top Gear team was spotted leaving...

Josh Thomas linked to “anti-gay” ABC show

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] #BREAKING #NITV #ABC #SBS #BBAU FRESH FROM his overnight Twitter battle with Liberal MP Wyatt Roy, Josh Thomas has been accused of "not reading the fine print" after signing on to host an allegedly "anti-gay" reality TV show. The television creation is set to be the first show of it's type to feature on the ABC,...

AUSTRALIAN RAPPER 360 HINTS TO A CAREER IN POLITICS

  Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] 23 October, 2014. 13:10 AUSTRALIA'S most prominent rap artist, Matt '360' Colwell has been trending nation-wide since his appearance on ABC's Q&A this week. While attracting criticism for his comments about the Australian flag and it's symbolism as a beacon for young racists, his commentary on the issue and subsequent media activity in the days following has...

Banksy arrest hoax was publicity stunt

21 October, 2014. 14:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] The widely-reported arrest the London-based artist last week was a publicity stunt, which aimed to outline the shortcomings of the modern news cycle. While Banksy has remained characteristically silent on the incident, sources close to the artist say that the hoax arrest is to be included in a new documentary - made...

Prime Minister Abbott finds solution to Burqa-ban

Oct 21, 2014 16:00 Clancy Overell, Journalist TODAY it can be announced that ban on face-covering garments such as burkas and niqabs introduced in the Australian parliament has been lifted after just two weeks, following the intervention of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Current Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop as well as the President of the Senate, Stephen Parry were behind...

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