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New documentary highlights Bill Shorten’s time as wallflower Opposition leader

22 December, 2015. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL and his government have, in recent weeks, been openly toying with industrial relations policy, including the hot topic of penalty rates. Coming from a background in trade unions, one would expect opposition leader Bill Shorten to have a differing opinion on the matter. "I don't need to tell people...

Man fined for eating ecstasy tablet in designated smoking area

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE NSW STATE GOVERNMENT came down hard on pubs and clubs earlier last year, forcing an apartheid between the eaters and the smokers. Those caught showing a flagrant disregard for the controversial law have been fined, including a 25-year-old finance worker, who was slapped with a $209 fine for eating in a smoking area. Thomas...

Uber Now Legal In All States Where Politicians Have Admitted To Using Uber

17 December, 2015 14:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT As of several hours ago, New South Wales is the second jurisdiction to legalise Uber, following the Australian Capital Territory in October. This news comes as a relief for the respective state politicians, who have previously accidentally acknowledged that their were active Uber users within their ranks. Prior to legalisation, it was assumed by sensationalist media outlets, like...

Motorsport fan near fluent in ‘Thailandish’ after second trip to Pattaya this year

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BOASTING TO HIS MATES by counting to ten in Thailandish, Gavin Hoskins says he's "near fucking fluent" in our neighbour's language after landing back in Perth early this morning. Thai is a form of standardised Siamese and is considered to be an easier language to learn but one of the most difficult to master. "Sawasdee krab, cunt,"...

Newtown Property Prices Explode After Council Installs Anti Homeless Spikes On King St

24 February, 2016 16:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT "It's certainly time for a makeover on King Street" The pre-election promise of the New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, rings true today, as Newtown residences celebrate the long-awaited "homeless spikes" that have appeared overnight on the area's busiest street. As a rapidly gentrifying Sydney suburb, Newtown has also been the centre of quite an obvious...

Manly Sea Eagles supporter marries cousin

13 December, 2015. 11:43 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WHILE SCIENCE AND SOCIETY say no, a northern Sydney couple has proven that love conquers all by eloping illegally in a ceremony at Shelly Beach this morning. It all looked normal, almost cliche. Beach weddings are as common as bad tattoos. Barefoot bride, the groom in boardies. Nothing looked out of place,...

West Indies on Hobart: “we just want to get out of this shithole”

12 December, 2015. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE WEST INDIAN CRICKET TEAM say they just want to "get the fuck out of Hobart" after their surprisingly substandard performance against in the First Test against Australia. Attracting harsh criticism from both the Australian and Caribbean press, the team decided to throw the game just so they could retreat to somewhere...

Bill Shorten Admits To Looking At Brown Cardigan While Driving

11 December, 2015 16:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten has apologised after he was caught on camera using his phone while driving - but has made it clear that he was not texting while behind the wheel of a white four-wheel-drive in images tweeted by journalists on Thursday night. "I know it's not much consolation, but I want to clarify that...

Australia’s Youngest Dinosaur Uncovered In North Sydney

10 December, 2015. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A CHANCE DISCOVERY in a northern Sydney creek bed has been heralded by paleontologists as the natural science find of a lifetime. As this type of dinosaur is quite rare, especially in Australia, the discovery has baffled Dr Allen Plant from the Sydney University paleontology department. "We typically don't see anything this 'out of place' in Australia. A...

Homeless Veteran Still Waiting For One Nation To Look After Him First

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Homeless Brisbane man, Jai Torima says his state of helpless destitute is about get a whole lot worse, even though Pauline Hanson insisted twenty years ago that she was going to look after him well before anyone else. With a range of mental health conditions and a complete lack of occupational readiness, Mr Torima realises that an influx of Syrian...

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