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BREAKING: Shane Watson to replace Steven Smith at 3

8 August, 2015. 13:06 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | Contact AUSTRALIAN selectors have shocked the sporting world today by announcing that Shane Watson is set to replace the out-of-form Steven Smith for the next Ashes test at The Oval in London. Only a month ago, Watson was dumped from the team after his 36-month-long form slump was finally too much for Coach...

Australians More Interested In Talking About Upcoming Rugby World Cup

7 August, 2015. 11:04 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact LAST NIGHT Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England beat Australia for 60 in a relatively exciting fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. The 111 deliveries it took to dismiss Australia is now listed as quickest first innings in Test history, but Australia isn't really interested in the cricket this year. It seems the usually outspoken Australian cricket...

FBI Investigates Australian Swimwear Label Over Animal Trafficking Allegations

6 August, 2015. 12:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An international crackdown on exotic wildlife trafficking has landed in Manly Beach this morning, as at least ten officers representing the Federal Bureau of Investigations stormed the headquarters of a well-known Australian swimwear label. The American bureau, along with Australian and New Zealand authorities, have arrested numerous organised crime identities from Down Under in...

This Teenage Asylum Seeker From Manus Island Is The Next Big Thing In Rugby League

4 August, 2015. 10:04 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact   THEY call him "The Mack Truck" Mahbobi. Anyone who has met this 17-year-old 115kg rugby league prodigy would be able to see why. There are currently sixteen professional Australian sport franchises already chasing Shiva Mahbobi, a monster product of the Papua New Guinean Rugby League, who made his senior debut in May, despite being in Year 11. At 1.9m...

Andrew Bolt Reportedly Not Welcome In Cherbourg

4 August, 2015. 11:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact NON-INDIGENOUS, MELBOURNE-BASED NEWSCORP COLLUMIST, ANDREW BOLT has this week been informed by Aboriginal residents from the notorious Indigenous community of Cherbourg, that he is not welcome in their town. Locals fear that if Mr Bolt decided to visit the iconic Aboriginal settlement, he would risk being at the receiving end of some "mission justice".  That is, if he...

The Betoota Advocate Has Been Forced To Apologise To Australian Readers

3 August, 2015. 11:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact The Betoota Advocate would like to apologise to our loyal readership for an unfortunate publishing decision that was made public over the weekend. On Friday the 31st of July, Our debut "weekly news wrap" was released via podcast on our website. It would seem The Advocate's synopsis of both the Adam Goodes saga and...

‘Throat-slitting haka’ given all clear by World Rugby despite racial protests

2 August, 2015. 13:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE CONTROVERSIAL THROAT-SLITTING haka has been given the all clear by World Rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which is due to kick off in London in just over four weeks time. The move comes after a number of national rugby boards from around the world asking for the sport's governing body to...

7 Other Australian Of The Year Recipients Who Also Deserve To Be Mercilessly Booed

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The Australian Of The Year is described as "a unique award that it is sponsored by a national government and commands broad public support,". However, as prestigious as the award is, it is common knowledge in Australian society, that no one can command support from the Australian public - even one of the highest performing athletes in Australian football. The Australian,...

This middle-aged white man with no interest in AFL has an issue with Adam Goodes

30 July, 2014. 13:55 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT   This 51-year-old man from Queensland says "Adam Goodes is being booed because he is a f**kwit" "It's obviously not a race thing... Other Aboriginal players don't good booed" Todd Greenwell works as an accountant in Ipswich, in Brisbane's south-east corner. He says after an entire week of headlines, he really has had enough with...

Cowboys Confident Ahead Of Next Week’s Annual “7th Tackle Round” Against Cronulla

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact The predominantly Sydney-based National Rugby League has today announced that referees are being ordered to "turn a blind eye" when it comes to unnecessary rulings that might hinder any momentum as the competition heads towards an explosive Sydney grand final. The game's executive directors are asking referees to bend rules where they see fit and to make sure...

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