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Bionic Shark: Greg Norman returns to golf with prosthetic arm

12 January, 2015. 15:00 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact GREG Norman has returned to the golf course for the first time since his chainsaw accident. In September last year, Norman injured his left hand with the power tool as he trimmed a tree in his Los Angeles garden. However, The Daily Mail revealed in December that Norman had in fact lost his hand due to...

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...

Elderly Farmer Praised For “Taking Care” Of Local Cattle Thieves

  CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The greater Queensland Channel Country has come together today in support and praise of a local identity who despite old age, continues to service his community. At 71, Mr Jack Pearson, a fourth-generation cattle grazier and founder of E.H. Pearson Pastoral Company, currently sits at number 45 899 on the BRW Rich List, with an estimated worth of...

NSW Farmer Survives Crippling Drought By Selling Old Work Jeans On Oxford St For $300 Each

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AN enterprising New South Wales farmer has made millions selling his ruined work clothing to the inner city cultural elite. Life on the land is growing less attractive to young people as a future career in agriculture seems quite dim - particularly with the ongoing drought. However, not for 63-year-old wheat grower and sheep grazier Michael Clarkedale...

ABC budget cuts claim iconic news and current affairs department

4 January, 2015. 15:15 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE ABC has been secretly planning the cancellation of its entire news and current affairs department for at least a month – with their axing likely before the end of this year financial year, a few sources claim. On Friday, Fairfax Media revealed the national broadcaster has been covertly developing a reality television show...

Australians shocked as Peter FitzSimons “comes out”

2 January, 2014. 8:41 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PEOPLE around the country were deeply moved by the news this morning that Peter FitzSimons is finally ready to admit he is bald. The former Wallaby great and lauded historian-turned-author ended years of speculation this morning on Twitter, saying he is "finally being true to himself". Rumors that FitzSimons was bald began to circulate...

Betoota’s New Year’s Eve celebrations 2017: Entertainment, traffic, list of hot spots and prime positions

31 December, 2016. 15:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S been a big year for us at The Betoota Advocate, from our various appearances on the ABC' to our partnership with HarperCollins to publish our first of many almanacks. We thank you for helping us grow from a modest country rag to a national news source - covering the biggest stories...

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,...

Betoota cowboy features on Humans of New York after meeting Hamish Blake

21 December, 2014. 14:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDER and Betoota local, Alex Whippett, has appeared on the global internet sensation Humans of New York - only a day after running in to Hamish Blake. Whippett was in town for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Monster Energy Buck off at Madison Square Garden this week, where he placed...

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...

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