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Is this the new Greens leader? He’s impassioned and green inside and out

6 May, 2015. 11:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact GREENS LEADER CHRISTINE Milne has resigned her position as leader, saying via Twitter that she does not plan to contest the 2016 election. Feeling optimistic, proud & sad to announce I’m not contesting 2016 election, and so I resign as Leader of Australian Greens — Christine Milne (@senatormilne) May 6, 2015 In a statement,...

Two Sydney Uni Rugby Old Boys Decide Which Lifestyles Belong In Modern Australia

6 May, 2015. 10:40 CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | Contact Treasurer Joe Hockey and Prime Minister Tony Abbott, two proud old boys of the Sydney University Football Club, sat together for a live photo-op in Canberra yesterday.  They had one thing to discuss with each other, in front of a scrum of cameramen, The Budget 2015. Things were tense as the PM critiqued Joe Hockey's...

Channel Nine reporters forced to wear bulletproof vests in Western Sydney

5 May, 2015. 17:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact REPORTERS FROM CHANNEL 9 have allegedly been forced to wear protective vests and helmets when reporting on stories from parts of Western Sydney. After witnessing the appalling conditions in Mt Druitt, producers from Australia's most watched news service have said "enough is enough". While journalists covering conflicts for the network have always been encouraged...

Opposition frontbenchers reveal their IQs in bold political stunt

4 May, 2015. 17:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BILL SHORTEN HAS once again proved himself to be the man most suited with leading the Opposition after members of the shadow cabinet revealed their IQs overnight. The opposition leader was found to be the most intelligent among the assorted socialists, with an IQ of 45 - just pipping Senator Penny Wong,...

“I’m never goin’ back to f**kin’ Bali!” – Bogans get it wrong… again

29 April, 2015. 15:15 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A PREDICTABLY LARGE amount of mouth-breathing Australians have declared that "they're never going back to Bali" after the executions of two convicted Australian drug mules was carried out overnight. The tiny island has unfortunately "bore the brunt" of much of the hatred shown toward the Indonesia judicial system, with many racist and...

The Photo That Shows Just How Far Our Government Will Go For Coal Seam Gas

16 April, 2015. 2:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] A SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPH depicting a coal seam gas fracking drill, installed no more than five kilometres from the base of Uluru, has gone viral overnight. The photo was picked up by activists after a local Indigenous community member posted it on her Facebook page. Shakyraa Hansen, a traditional owner of the Pitjantjatjara nation, posted the photo...

Kevin Parker and Julia Gillard talk new projects and Currents on ABC Radio

6 April, 2015. 16:04 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER PM JULIA Gillard has admitted this afternoon to enjoying the new musical direction Tame Impala has taken with their new album Currents. Speaking today on ABC Radio Perth with the band's creative force Kevin Parker, Ms Gillard said the new sound shows the maturity of the Western Australian group as...

News Corp Australia in turmoil as they “forgot about the election” in NSW today

28 March, 2015. 14:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION is underway at News Corp Australia this afternoon after claims the media giant "forgot there was an election on today" were confirmed by CEO Julian Clarke. The rumor mill went in to overdrive this morning as subscribers and readers of The Daily Telegraph and The Weekend Australian awoke to...

PM condemns Aboriginal lifestyles – “I prefer raw onions over witchetty grubs”

20 March, 2015. 12:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact After promising to be a "Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs", Tony Abbott has stubbornly persevered through universal condemnation from public figures of all political stripes over his claim that it's not the taxpayers' job to subsidise Indigenous Australians' "lifestyle choices". Abbott's critics are widespread, ranging from Indigenous lawyer, Noel Pearson - all...

STUDY: 9 out of 10 people in NSW can’t name opposition leader

16 March, 2015. 12:09 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A STUDY OF over 1000 people in NSW has concluded that close to 90% of the population didn't recognise or name the leader of the state Labor Party, Luke Foley. Foley replaced John Robertson as the leader of the NSW Labor Party after a caucus vote two months ago. The 44-year-old was elected unopposed after two...

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