Politics

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...

Lazarus resigns from Palmer United to join Canberra Raiders coaching staff

13 March, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact As of this morning, Senator Lazarus, the so-called "brick with eyes" - is the second Australian senator to leave the Palmer United Party after Jacqui Lambie resigned from the party to become an independent in November. Senator Lazarus, a former professional rugby league superstar, will now serve as an independent senator while also...

Andrew Bolt reveals himself as a political satirist, says his whole career was ‘hoax’

11 March, 2015. 14:05 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WHEN IT COMES to Andrew Bolt, people don't sit on the fence. Either you love him, or you hate him. He's an award-winning journalist, columnist, radio commentator, blogger and television host that shouts the right-wing agenda from the rooftops. But what if it all was an act? It just may be, because last night on...

Has political analyst Tim “Sharky” Ward been hired by Senator Ricky Muir?

6 March, 2015. 16:59 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact MAVERICK SENATOR Ricky Muir was pictured entering parliament yesterday with internet phenomenon, Tim "Sharky" Ward - who's allegedly been appointed the Victorian's new foreign policy advisor. Mr Ward had been an Australian political analyst for a several years, with his insights and opinions read by hundreds of thousands each day. He's a fierce critic...

Plans to replace Centrelink with euthanasia clinics gain traction

25 February, 2015. 15:04 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact MORE THAN half the recipients of the disability support and unemployment pensions could be targeted for voluntary euthanasia from next June. A landmark report into the country’s ballooning $150 billion annual welfare burden, released today, says the cost to the nation is becoming unmanageable unless people are put back to work or removed from...

“Trafficking for personal use” – Biggest drug bust in the history of law enforcement

20 February, 2015. 11:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact AN ICONIC QUEENSLAND FOOTBALLER has been charged with supplying cocaine and accused of being part of a cocaine trafficking "syndicate” operating in Queensland. “The CCC will allege the three men and one woman arranged for the supply of cocaine for personal use or to on-supply cocaine to friends and colleagues between June...

ABC’s Four Corners “unsure” about which industry to cripple next

19 February, 2015. 15:04 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE PRODUCERS from ABC's Four Corners are have revealed that they're unsure which industry they'd like to derail next. Earlier this week, the news and current affairs programme aired a story which exposed systematic and brutal cruelty within Australia's greyhound racing community - which has led to widespread condemnation by both animals rights groups and the...

Amazing new study reveals that Manus Island is a “fucking shithole”

16 February, 2015. 15:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An independent survey conducted by an American global information and measurement company, Nielsen, has set about disposing myths regarding the liveability on Australia's controversial asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island - just days after Prime Minister Tony Abbott defended his government's record on mandatory detention. The results were resounding amongst guards,...

VIDEO: Senator Jacqui Lambie talks about going pig-shooting with Pauline Hanson

11 February, 2015. 19:15 EDITORIAL | Contact IN YET another exclusive two-on-one from The Betoota Advocate's recent trip to Canberra, Senator Jacqui Lambie gives our journalists the run down on her relationship with Pauline Hanson. The rogue senator was able to confirm her love for "busting bacon" - spruiking her markswomanship skills. Although Lambie said she shares little in common with the former incarcerated xenophobe,...

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