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Is Malcolm Turnbull the only MP who can afford the Speaker lifestyle?

6 August, 2015. 11:59 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact HE'S THE ONLY Member of Parliament to make the BRW Rich List. With an estimated net worth of around AU$200 million, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull may be forced into a political role he never wanted. The harsh reality that Mr Turnbull is facing right now is that he's the only representative who can afford...

Bundaberg Is Home To The Most Dangerous Drug In Australia

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact POLICE in Brisbane are calling it “fightin' in a bottle”, a type of rum known on the streets as cane champagne or biff syrup that’s making users handsome and psychotic while giving them a superhuman ability to make ripper calls and punch people senseless. The dark spirit, which cops say is prevalent in the rugby...

Bronwyn Bishop looks forward to mentoring ‘peasant’ Liberal members on the backbench

3 August, 2015. 14:50 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER SPEAKER OF the House Bronwyn Bishop says her exile to the backbench is a "blessing in disguise". The 72-year-old university dropout plans to teach up-and-coming Liberal members how to act like a Coalition minister, by teaching them how to properly spend tax-payer money. While many of her colleagues have lauded her selflessness by...

Tyler, The Creator banned from entering Australia – government urges public to support local acts

28 July, 2015. 15:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IMMIGRATION MINISTER PETER Dutton has confirmed that US rapper Tyler, The Creator has been banned from entering the country. The decision was handed down this morning after the government agreed that the 24-year-old "was not of good character" and potentially harmful. While many speculated that the controversial artist was barred from entering the...

Experts Agree: Anyone Who Joins A Political Party Before They Turn 30 Is A Fuckwit

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Samuel White-Kelly from Indooroopilly in Brisbane’s south-west, says he is not concerned about being liked by his high school peers. The 16-year-old is occasionally “flushed” and very often “noogied” by bigger classmates, however, it seems no one cares. Not even him. “It’s because of me being me. But no one does anything about it. The teachers think I deserve it. I'll...

Q&A: Jacqui Lambie Reveals How Terrified She Was Of Matching Up Against Alan Jones

  21 July, 2015. 17:52 CLANCY OVERELL | Sports Editor | Contact Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed the gruelling personal torment she had to endure prior to an appearance on ABC's Q&A last night. The Tasmanian single mother-turned politician says she spent weeks preparing herself for the very likely possibility of saying something stupid in front of talkback radio personality, Alan Jones. "I was ready to go, but god...

Portrait of Tony Abbott hung as Archibald finalist despite backlash

16 July, 2015. 15:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact DESPITE VEHEMENT PROTESTS and an online petition, Frances Abbott's portrait of her father has been hung along side the Archibald Prize finalists at the Art Gallery of NSW today. Late last month, the trustee board of the famous art prize made an exception to all submission deadlines, due to the young creative...

Kevin Rudd returns to his former job as Bulimba hoodrat

3 July, 2015. 16:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER BULIMBA PERSONALITY Kevin Rudd says he's readjusting to life-after-politics well, returning to his old job as a stand over man. Before entering politics, Mr Rudd was a well-known and respected resident of the leafy Brisbane suburb. He made a living settling disputes and providing mediation as well as providing security for local...

Manus Island and Nauru removed from Google Maps

July 3, 2015. 11:40 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Australian Anti-Censorship activists are in uproar today, as it is revealed that the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus Island are no longer viewable on Google Maps. The new censorship measures are said to be a result of the Australian Border Force Act, which came into force on Monday. The act makes it an...

Female banker forced to retire early after coming out

2 July, 2015. 16:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact It was a secret she lived with for more than 20 years. It was one of those open secrets that many people knew, but never spoke out loud about it. "For 20 years I worked in a closet. Closets are for gays, not bankers," said McConnor, who's four days away from retirement after...

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