Politics

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,...

Karl Stefanovic and The Betoota Advocate talk shit in Canberra

10 February, 2015. 17:30 EDITORIAL | Contact IT was very kind of Today Show anchor and click bait phenomenon Karl Stefanovic, to find the time to speak to The Betoota Advocate - on what was one of the busiest starts to the political calendar in recent memory. After touching briefly on the morning's latest news from inside Parliament House, editors Errol Parker and Clancy...

Clive Palmer speaks to Betoota about political corruption – and dingoes

10 February, 2015. 12:15 EDITORIAL | Contact A very successful start to the week saw The Betoota Advocate’s editors making the most of their 28-hour drive to Canberra with an array of timeless interviews. No one was safe from the gritty journalism that our humble Outback newspaper is famous for - with some of Australia’s biggest and brightest political and media identities being...

#BetootaLive: Breaking news from Parliament House

9 February, 2015. 13:30 EDITORIAL | Contact Prime minister Tony Abbott has declared the Liberal leadership speculations are now over, after he survived the crucial secret ballot vote in the party room this morning. Liberal MPs voted 61 to 39 against making the leader's position vacant to contenders. Media commentators have suggested the result was set in stone after a long weekend working the phones - making...

The Daily Telegraph forced to defend itself against support for Tony Abbott allegations

4 February, 2015. 15:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE DAILY Telegraph has been called out by media commentators for "trying to muster support for Tony Abbott's leadership". As the leader's popularity is still in free fall, every media outlet in the country is trying to distance themselves from the 57-year-old Roman Catholic. Yesterday's cover of the Telegraph was predominately dominated with an...

PM Tony Abbott unveils “Labor dirt file” during National Press Club address

2 February, 2015. 13:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE Prime Minister says he's in possession of a "Labor dirt file" and plans to use it to discredit the opposition when parliament returns next Monday. Uncovered by staff at the National Library of Australia, the "secret dossier" contains details of party infighting and dissent among both cabinet ministers and backbenchers. Mr Abbott...

STUDY: Country Queenslanders lead state in foreign name pronunciation

1 February, 2015. 13:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact QUEENSLAND is the nation's self-proclaimed "smart state" - yet over 90% of Australia's "sun-kissed minority" cannot pronounce the name of their likely new premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. While the more cultured and progressive states have been battling with Polish names for decades, this is the first example of Queenslanders having to learn a...

Miley Cyrus, Bob Dylan “leak” nudes to coincide with upcoming album releases

15 Janurary, 2015. 13:06   ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact INTERNATIONAL pop sensation Miley Cyrus and underground hero Bob Dylan have both had intimate photos leaked - just days before their albums go on sale. Shockingly, representatives for Dylan have yet to answer requests for comment. The 73-year-old's Instagram account and Twitter have fallen silent in the past 12 hours as his team...

Recent crash in oil price forces ISIS to use stolen hybrid vehicles

10 January, 2015. 15:04 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE Islamic State is reportedly being forced to start using hybrid vehicles as their fuel supply begins to run out. Since July, the US has been targeting oil infrastructure inside ISIS-controlled Iraq and Syria to remove their capability to refine oil in to fuel. Toyota has been planning a diesel-electric version of its...

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