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McDonald’s Trials New Camouflage Packaging To Blend In With Roadside

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact MCDONALD'S AUSTRALIA will begin to trial green packaging at selected restaurants in an attempt to prevent it being seen on the side of highways. The first McDonalds' to receive the new wrappers and bags will be on the Hume Highway - a move that comes after intense lobbying from Goulburn Mulwaree Council. The Council spends over $1m a...

Australian farmers turn on Tony Abbott for his “Fedora Akubra”

21 February, 2015. 15:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PRIME MINISTER Tony Abbott has come under fire from his National Party colleagues for choosing to wear a fedora to a Lightning Ridge property this afternoon. Coalition backbenchers have suggested that the PM is "out-of-touch" with rural affairs - outlined by his choice to don the inappropriate hat. It's been a horror couple...

“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...

Australians panic over new “Chinese headlines” on popular newspaper

19 February, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Residents of Australia's largest city and the surrounding, less important, regional areas - are today in a state of shock, after being exposed to a cultural shift that many are not ready for. Feelings of xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment have once again replaced acceptance and tolerance as Australians panic over what looks...

Nightclub Photo Guy Realises That The Girls Are Only Smiling At The Camera

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Devastating revelations in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley this week have seen one man questioning both his self-confidence and self-worth among the people he believed to be his friends. Hamish Bloom, a 27-year old from the city's northern suburbs, has spent the last eight years believing that his easily dispensable position as a nightclub photographer was one that...

#BoycottBali shows that even bogans are opposed to capital punishment

17 February, 2015. 15:00 ALEXUS CORBETT | Travel writer| Contact Bali. The Australian holiday hotspot looks to experience a serious slump in tourism this Easter. Indonesia's imminent executions of Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran - two low level pawns in a Trans-Asian drug trafficking operation - has prompted a huge outcry in all forms of news media and politics. However it is in social...

Three universities to offer hospitality degrees disguised as Arts qualifications from next year

17 February, 2015. 11:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THREE BOTTOM-DRAWER universities will secretly begin offering degrees geared towards an unhappy life in the hospitality industry disguised as "soft qualifications in humanities". The move was prompted by the large number of Arts graduates that find themselves realistically unemployable at the end of their degree. The University of Notre Dame, Australian Catholic University and the University...

IT Specialist Impresses Valentine By Disputing Mainstream Account Of 9/11 On First Date

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact North Betoota man, Chris Frith, says that the idea of once again spending Christmas alone is not something that bothers him. In fact it is the last thing that bothers him. Chris is an adherent of the 9/11 Truth movement, just one of many theorists from around the world who dispute the mainstream account of the...

Private School Kid Secures Job Based Entirely On Own Merit

11 February, 2015. 17:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN WHAT may come as a surprise to many, an underachieving private school student has landed a job based entirely on his own merit. Castle Cove native Rupert "Henry" Jasper-Humphreys decided to go against the grain and apply for a job without asking his parents to "hook him up" late last week. The 26-year-old former Bing Lee catalogue dropper...

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...

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