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MH370 and AirAsia mysteries trigger worldwide shortage of tin foil

30 December, 2014. 13:09 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE LATEST DISAPPEARANCE of an airliner is causing a worldwide shortage of tin foil as millions around the world begin fashioning hats made from the malleable metal. The hats have entered vogue with everyday people as the latest airline vanishing has made it socially acceptable to harbour even the most wild conspiracy. Traditionally,...

News Corp forecast profit jump in light of recent tragedies

20 December, 2014. 13:39 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact News Corp forecast to make company record profit in the Christmas quarter. Multinational media outlet accused of "profiteering on the collective pain and sadness of millions". Rupert Murdoch reportedly unapologetic but offers condolences to "loved ones". Murdoch: "We're not the only ones reporting the news - everybody else is doing it". TRANS-GLOBAL MEDIA ORGANISATION News...

Staff at 2UE are “sick and tired” of being asked if they work with Alan Jones

17 December, 2014. 16:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact STAFF AT SYDNEY radio station 2UE are growing weary of being confused with rival broadcaster 2GB. In what's become a daily occurrence, the team at 2UE have to continually endure the eternal question asked by misinformed friends and family. Do you work with Alan Jones? The year, 2UE has increased its ratings share by 0.8 points...

Turnbull government rebrand Christmas Island as “The Next Koh Phangan”

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is funding a campaign in accordance with the WA Tourism Council to rebrand Christmas Island as a family holiday and party destination. In a move similar to the one that brought new life to Rottnest Island, the campaign will focus heavily on the island's natural beauty and ecological importance. As the fallout continues...

Abbott memoir leaked as publishing giant comes under fire

                                9 December, 2014. 10:58 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] BOOK PUBLISHER PENGUIN Group has been forced to apologise after the upcoming memoir from PM Tony Abbott was leaked to the media. Penguin believes that the material was released by a disgruntled former employee. Pictures of what appear to be all or most of the wildly anticipated Tony Abbott memoir, How To Win...

Karl Rips Into Abbott “I Wouldn’t Fucking Trust You With My Wife At My Wedding”

2 December, 2014. 12:14 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] If you haven't seen it, YOU NEED TO SEE IT. This morning on the Today show, co-host Karl Stefanovic appeared to reach boiling point with the illusive Tony Abbott. In a video that has since been removed from all forms of online media, Karl Stefanovic took it up to Mr Abbott, after he...

Proposed Catholic Youth Centre in Lakemba sparks outrage in community

24 February, 2014. 15:48 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AUSTRALIANS HAVE FLOCKED to the streets of Lakemba to protest after the City of Canterbury Council approved plans to build a Catholic Young Men's Society club in the predominantly Islamic suburb. There were ugly scenes outside the council offices before the meeting with more than a dozen police officers on hand...

Gillard bags Melbourne Cup First 4 – rocks up still drunk to Whitlam funeral

6 November, 2014. 12:27 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] FORMER PM JULIA Gillard stunned onlookers at the Melbourne Racing Club on Tuesday as she picked the First 4 runners and netted herself a cool $188 840. Her $10 flutter turned in to one of the biggest wins in Cup history. In what's been heralded as one of the greatest moments in Australian...

Prime Minister under fire for falling asleep during Noel Pearson’s tribute to Gough Whitlam

5 November, 2014. 15:09 STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent |[email protected] Those present at today's state memorial for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam were able to witness history-making speeches and performances array of celebrities and political identities as they paid tribute the man they call 'Comrade'. With appearances from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kev Carmody, Paul Kelly and just about everyone from both...

Melbourne Cup to be banned after celebrity campaign against animal cruelty

INGRID DOULTON | Professor of Women’s Issues | Social Commentator |[email protected] Well yesterday was the day, the day where most Australian men find a reason (outside of weddings and funerals) to wear a suit... and the day where women are expected to accompany them by wearing the ugliest head pieces they can find (but we must ban the burqa!).     Horses were whipped,...

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