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The Greens urge people to stop farting in 2016

31 December, 2015. 11:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S A LEADING cause of greenhouse emissions. Socialists moan about it all the time. Scientists have told us for years that it's going to end up dooming the planet. Methane occurs naturally in the environment but the overwhelming majority of it comes from deep in the bowels of livestock and people who...

Archibald 2015: Frances Abbott Submits The First Official Portrait Of Her Father

June 30, 2015. 10:40 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact A late entry into this year's Archibald Prize has left judges stunned, as the daughter of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott submits the first official portrait of her father. According to the Herald, it has been revealed that the trustee board of the famous art prize made an exception to all submission deadlines,...

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...

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...

Cause of Barack Obama’s constant headache discovered during MRI scan

7 December, 2015. 14:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AFTER INHERITING THE economic, political and foreign policy mistakes of the previous government, US President Barack Obama has revealed that since taking office, he's been struck down by crippling migraines. Doctors at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C. have finally been able to isolate the cause of the president's headaches, which are clearly...

Police Called As Hundreds Of Dutch-Australians Rally To “Reclaim New Holland”

4 December, 2015 11:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT About 100 heavily-armed police – with negotiators – in Melbourne’s CBD worked towards keeping a crowd of nearly 1000 Dutch-Australians calm during a "Reclaim New Holland" rally this morning. There was no violence in Melbourne, unlike the scuffles on Saturday at a similar rally in Brisbane and arrests at a rally between clashing protesters in Sydney yesterday.  At 11am the right-wing anti-Anglicisation...

Turnbull Government Announces New Joint Cabinet Portfolio

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The decision to create a new joint portfolio was met today after federal polling revealed 4 in 5 Australian’s found thinking about Indigenous Affairs ‘tiresome, confusing, and guilt inducing’ whereas the same number found ice cream capable of soothing those same feelings. The Turnbull government hopes that with the joining of Indigenous Affairs with Ice Cream, Australians will...

Malcolm Turnbull Deals Crippling Blow to Nation’s Blacksmiths

  3 November, 2015. 10:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Australia’s blacksmiths have voiced their displeasure with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after he announced that he would be scrapping Tony Abbott’s controversial dames and knighthoods. “It’s absurd,” says Yurin Blackhands, a smithy based in the Adelaide Hills, “it took me most of winter to set up my kiln. I got a prime...

Defence Force Puts Call Out For More 1980s Hunks To Help Combat ISIS

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Australia's Minister for Defence, the Honourable Marise Payne has announced an 11 billion dollar investment in 80s hunks as an ongoing precaution against ISIS and faltering border control. Payne cited that the hunks will come in a range of models, mostly falling between the 1986 – 1989 make. “It’s quite a straight forward rollout,” stated Mrs Payne, “The...

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