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Local politicians embroiled in secret “Outback Fight Club”

25 March, 2015. 12:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact A tight-knit community in Outback Queensland is in shock today after revelations that suggest several high-profile citizens have been heavily involved in a "secret" organised crime operation. A whistle-blower from the inside has leaked photographs to both The Betoota Advocate as well as local authorities, identifying well-known politicians, police officers and business owners...

Farmer’s Mates Nickname Him ‘Tim The Hairdresser’ After His Wife Wins Council Election

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WALTER "WALT" MALLHOUSE'S life was perfect in every way. He was one of the most respected members of his community and a successful grazier. The people of Bingara, the town where he grew up and raised his family, all knew his name. His family has held on to their Merino stud, Earndale, through the good years and the...

Pub Patron Makes Up For Lack Of Emotional Depth By Punching The Fuck Out Of Someone

    CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact "I'm not the girlfriend type," says a half-drunk Eddie. The north-Betoota man sips from his schooner of XXXX Bitter and continues. "I prefer the 'one-night' kind of romances... I sure as fuck don't like talking in bed" "I spend most of my weekends getting on the grog at the pub, usually I do pretty well with the...

Police told her not to fly home drunk from the pub. Guess what she did?

23 March, 2015. 12:10 ERROL PARKER |Editor-at-large| Contact A BETOOTA PASTORALIST has reportedly taxied home in her light aircraft after being told not to fly home by police. Local stalwart Sarah "Milo" Greenwalker, of Blackbulloo Station, was told quietly by authorities not to pilot her aircraft home after drinking at the Betoota Hotel over the weekend. Much to the chagrin of Betoota Police constable Sam Pulver,...

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...

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...

Tamworth celebrate 42 years since stealing Betoota’s Country Music Festival

23 January, 2015. 19:48 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Country music lovers from all across the world have converged in Tamworth this Australia Day Weekend, with many arriving late Wednesday night to begin preparations for campsites and event schedules. The Tamworth Country Music Festival boasts themselves as host to "Every Country Music Fan In Australia" over the annual festival weekend - However,...

Meet Councillor Keith Carton, Betoota’s First Catholic Mayor

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact In what can only be a true sign of reconciliation, in 2013 Betoota voted in the first Lord Mayor of Catholic heritage. It was only recently that Councillor Keith only clarified his families ‘question marks' when he was caught out ordering the fish special at the Betoota Hotel. However, the former roo-shooter has revealed that he has...

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...

Local mother justifies shameful addiction by comparing herself to unmarried friends

8 January, 2015. 08:59 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] 34-year old Betoota North mother of three, Alycia Curtin says that while her shameful "third-of-a-pack-a-day" smoking habit is not something she is proud of... it's not that bad - considering she has close friends who still go to nightclubs. "Look, I am a mother of three healthy children -  Which means I have...

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