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Reclaim Australia Movement Declares “War On The Betoota Advocate”

11 September, 2015. 05:00 SPECIAL REPORT| Contact The Betoota Advocate has today been informed that we are to expect an abundance of hate mail and offensive vitriol from the controversial Australian cultural activists known as Reclaim Australia. The anti-Islamic "Aussie Pride" group has today urged tens of thousands of members to "troll" our humble small-town newspaper, after taking offence at several articles...

Rolf Harris, Border Force and dry humping all have something in common

4 September, 2015. 11:04 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S NOT THAT they're all embarrassing now, all of these horrible things were discussed this week in the Betoota Advocate podcast. After a report was released by Her Majesty's Prison Service earlier this week, The Advocate sent Errol Parker to the UK to investigate claims that British entertainer Rolf Harris was being...

The Betoota Races and the weekend that was

31 August, 2015. 15:05 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT WAS SUPPOSED to be a magical day. Over the weekend, the wider Betootanese community welcomed thousands of revellers into the Outback Republic. We received a number of phone calls and emails, asking where we were. So today, we're introducing our latest evolution in infographic journalism. In case you were wondering where we were...

Federal Government Drops Legal Action Against The Betoota Advocate

28 August, 2015. 16:45 STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | Contact THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has dropped legal action against The Betoota Advocate which paves the way for their groundbreaking podcast to be broadcast into the future. Initially, the government issued a number of cease and desist notices to the independent news organisation over concerns their internet news bulletin was "biassed" toward rural issues. Late this...

Betoota Advocate on ASIO watch-list after controversial radio broadcast

In an interesting turn of events, the Betoota Advocate would like to announce today that both our editors Errol Parker and Clancy Overell have been informed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that they are currently being "watched" after a controversial radio broadcast this morning. Not even two weeks since they joined the ranks at conservative talkback radio station, 2GB. The broadcast,...

The Editors of The Betoota Advocate Have Joined 2GB Radio

10 August, 2015. 11:13   In an interesting turn of events, the Betoota Advocate would like to announce this morning that both our editors Errol Parker and Clancy Overell will be joining the 2GB presenter stable, just two weeks after our bold transition into online podcasts   Last weekend saw the Betoota Advocate website briefly crash due to the hysteria surrounding our debut podcast. Our synopsis...

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...

Brisbane’s lost tribe and the expedition to find them

27 July, 2015. 16:09 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THERE IS A PART of Northern Australia that's still untouched by the outside world. Outsiders who dare to visit are often greeted with hostility. They have their archaic views mocked and their livelihoods called in to disrepute. As a young man from neighbouring Charleville found out the hard way in 2004. He travelled to this tiny lost pocket of...

Broken Lock On Door Of Public Toilet Results In A Bit Of Mid-Poop Yoga

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Bryan Hatton has spent the last 24 minutes wrestling with the gruelling task of "taking a dump" - while also hyperextending his left arm in order to keep the door shut, in the Betoota Hotel mens room. It appears the door in the far-right stall has, at some point, suffered a blow from a patron's boot on the...

“Oi Everyone Back To Mine” Says Bloke Who Definitely Hasn’t Consulted His Housemates

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact "Oi everyone, back to mine!" Those were the words that echoed through the smoking area of the local The Betoota Hotel at 2:00am on Sunday morning. 25-year-old Lewis Gurr says: "It didn't look like anyone else was gonna put their hand up". "...plus there was heaps of white wine left over from my housemates birthday". It is...

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