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Former PM Abbott Pens Heartfelt Open Letter To His Supporters

20 October, 2015. 8:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has today come forward publicly, for the first time since his leadership spill, with an emotional tribute to his family, supporters and colleagues. This comes in the shape of an open letter, penned by Mr Abbott, as he and his family prepare for a life void of scrutiny - commuting between...

Malcolm Turnbull Promised Betoota An Interview, Help Us Remind Him

12 October, 2015. 14:20 SPECIAL REPORT | Contact Following a successful transition into radio podcasts, The Betoota Advocate has been urged by our close friends at Fairfax and NewsCorp to join them as they scramble towards different online channels in a desperate bid to remain relevant. It is an idea we have toyed with. With our viral coverage of this year's 1/2 Liberal Spill...

Latham coins the term “feral media” while appearing on epitome of feral media

8 October, 2015. 10:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact With topics like What can our politicians learn from Trump?  and Is the community over-diagnosing mental illness? - Channel Nine has delivered a Logie-baiting panel show that combines the sophistication of Q&A with the cheeky wit of the NRL Footy Show. We can tell already, The Verdict is going to be great for ratings. With usually...

Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper home to feature on MTV Cribs in US

8 October, 2015. 7:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM Turnbull's Point Piper manor is set to star on the US-reality TV show "MTV Cribs" after news he turned down Kirribilli House, arguably the most desirable harbourside address, for his own home. Valued at close to $50m, Turnbull's house boasts some of the most obscure and extravagant features...

Australian Gun Laws Blamed For Concerning Rise In Sternly-Worded Letters

  CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE have today commented on what the Daily Telegraph has described as a "national embarrassment". Australia's dramatic rise in sternly-worded letters. "Australians represent one of the largest contributors to sternly-written letters in the developed world," said high-ranking AFP official, Doug Hole "Out of the 18 million stern letters received globally in 2014, Australia was responsible for at least...

Bob Katter Crowns Thurston “King Of The North” In Emotional Send-Off

1 October, 2015. 10:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston has been crowned "King Of The North" in a sacred North Queensland ceremony yesterday morning. Wearing his iconic blue and yellow headgear, the small-town hero was blessed by none other than Northern Australian MP, Bob Katter, in front of over ten thousand screaming fans outside of the Townsville airport. On...

Mike Baird Leads Polls After Rescuing Adorable Kittens From House Fire

1 October, 2015. 16:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact New South Wales Liberal Premier Mike Baird has maintained significant advantages over the opposition, according to the latest state-based Morgan polls. Political commentators put this surge in popularity down to the 47-year-old's calculated responses to shark attacks, refugee resettlement and The Bachelor Finale. It is also believed that Baird is being aided...

Tony Abbott might “head up north” on a Betoota gap year in 2016

25 September, 2015. 15:35 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact LIKE MANY DIRECTIONLESS young people, former PM Tony Abbott is considering taking an extended break, or a "gap year" on a working cattle station in northern Australia. His former friend turned casual acquaintance James Packer did something similar when he was 19, as his father Kerry sent him "up north" for...

Malcolm Turnbull Rejects His Liberal Slave Name

15 September, 2015. 16:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Former Minister of Communications minister and Prime Minister-elect, Malcolm Turnbull, has told ABC 24 this morning that he will no longer acknowledge his own last name. The self-made-millionaire Member for Wentworth believes that his own last name had "been whipped, tarnished and exploited" by an overbearing master to the point where it no...

EXCLUSIVE: Malcolm Turnbull Live-Tweets Leadership Challenge

14 September, 2015. 22:25 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact What an emotional afternoon. Starting from 16:00 pm when former Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced his intention to challenge Tony Abbott for Prime Ministership. At 21:52 tonight it was revealed that he had been successful. The Betoota Advocate has been following this story closely and can now reveal the new Prime Minister's live-tweets from...

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