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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...

Bill Shorten’s Office Found Empty Following #LibSpill Announcement

14 September, 2015. 16:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact #BREAKING ABC reporters have been unable to locate the whereabouts of Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten MP, following the announcement of Liberal Party leaderships challenge. Moments ago, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced to the world that he was challenging Prime Minister Tony Abbott's role as leader of Liberal Party, an announcement that many feel has...

Julia Gillard mentors Malcolm Turnbull ahead of leadership showdown

14 September, 2015. 15:36 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard has reportedly visited the openly-republican communications minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning after speculation over his leadership aspirations reached boiling point. Ms Gillard was seen walking the yard with the 60-year-old in his Point Piper enclave early this morning. Adding fuel to the fire, Mr Turnbull was observed...

POWER COUPLE: Senator Lambie and Senator Xenophon are official!

8 September, 2015. 10:10 CROUCH CHARLES | Canberra | Contact According to insiders, two of the country's highest profile federal senators Jaqui Lambie and Nick Xenophon are official! This news comes alongside news that the two have forged a political alliance in an attempt to win more seats at the next election. Sources close to both parties have confirmed that Nick Xenophon secured the heart...

HILARIOUS! The Racist Joke That Has Australia In Absolute Stitches

2 September, 2015. 12:10 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact A viral video that has been seen by over 2.3 million people online is said to be the funniest example of racist Australian humour since the golden era of Rodney Rude and Kevin Bloody Wilson in the late 1980's. Released late last week, the video, which is a snippet from an upcoming Australian...

Australian Schools To Continue Showing Film About Child With Two Dads

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An explicit film that was directed and produced by one of Australia's most controversial filmmakers has been given the all clear to continue being shown during school hours, despite homoerotic themes and a blatant pro-same-sex parenting agenda. Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne has spoken to The Betoota Advocate today, about why the 2004 epic biblical...

David Leyonhjelm enjoyed a cigarette in the Senate this afternoon

21 August, 2015. 15:07 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AUSTRALIA'S FIRST OPENLY libertarian politician smoked a cigarette in parliament today, stating that he should be able to do so. Senator David Leyonhjelm says the laws that prohibit smoking in public buildings are just another example of how frivolous government legislation is keeping the people in shackles. "There shouldn't be a law that...

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