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Johnny Depp’s Dogs Describe Life In Detention With One Heartbreaking Drawing

15 May, 2015. 11:55 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] If a picture is worth a thousand words, the message in this disturbing drawing is loud and clear. Yesterday, The Australian Minister of Agriculture told the media that Hollywood star, Johnny Depp had been given until Saturday to get his two pet dogs out of the country - or have them put down. Mr...

Ice-Ravaged Town Of Wellington, NSW, Chosen To Host New Hollywood Zombie Epic

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE NSW CENTRAL western town of Wellington has successfully bid to be the filming location for the much anticipated World War Z 2, which starts principal photography in November. Known locally as "Little Antarctica", the quiet village beat other meth-riddled towns such as Mount Gambier, Bourke, Ballarat and Wangaratta. The film project is expected to throw almost A$50m...

Barnaby Joyce crowned “King of the North” after finally “coming good” for regional Australians

13 May, 2015. 15:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact NATIONALS DEPUTY and agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce is set to be crowned "King of the North" after fighting to secure a massive $5bn funding injection in to the Top End in last night's federal budget. The fiscal windfall will provide low-interest loans and finance to private businesses to build major infrastructure projects such as...

Why do billionaires act like drunk Australians after drinking all day?

13 May, 2015. 14:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] In an extremely fascinating turn of events, several high-profile Australian entrepreneurs decided to sit in an elite Sydney restaurant for an entire afternoon, drinking expensive alcohol. The boozy lunch ended with two of the men involved acting like drunk Australians, with many saying their behaviour border-lined on that of drunk rugby league fans. The two men...

Children discover 30-year-old stash of XXXX Bitter in Brisbane park

8 May, 2015. 10:17 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact OVER A hundred bottles of XXXX Bitter have been uncovered by school children at the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens during a class excursion. Archaeologists from the University of Queensland (UQ) have been called in to survey the site and to establish if anything found has historical significance. Professor Virginia Smith from UQ says...

Struggle Street: SBS Betray Their Most Loyal Viewers, Poor People And Wogs

7 May, 2015. 10:55 CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | Contact The controversial SBS documentary Struggle Street has received a mixed reaction from viewers after its first broadcast, with many sympathising with the show's subjects. Struggle Street follows the lives of local "battlers" in Mount Druitt, in Sydney's west, and has prompted outcry from residents over what they say is the program's unflattering depiction of...

Is this the new Greens leader? He’s impassioned and green inside and out

6 May, 2015. 11:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact GREENS LEADER CHRISTINE Milne has resigned her position as leader, saying via Twitter that she does not plan to contest the 2016 election. Feeling optimistic, proud & sad to announce I’m not contesting 2016 election, and so I resign as Leader of Australian Greens — Christine Milne (@senatormilne) May 6, 2015 In a statement,...

Two Sydney Uni Rugby Old Boys Decide Which Lifestyles Belong In Modern Australia

6 May, 2015. 10:40 CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | Contact Treasurer Joe Hockey and Prime Minister Tony Abbott, two proud old boys of the Sydney University Football Club, sat together for a live photo-op in Canberra yesterday.  They had one thing to discuss with each other, in front of a scrum of cameramen, The Budget 2015. Things were tense as the PM critiqued Joe Hockey's...

Channel Nine reporters forced to wear bulletproof vests in Western Sydney

5 May, 2015. 17:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact REPORTERS FROM CHANNEL 9 have allegedly been forced to wear protective vests and helmets when reporting on stories from parts of Western Sydney. After witnessing the appalling conditions in Mt Druitt, producers from Australia's most watched news service have said "enough is enough". While journalists covering conflicts for the network have always been encouraged...

“I’m never goin’ back to f**kin’ Bali!” – Bogans get it wrong… again

29 April, 2015. 15:15 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A PREDICTABLY LARGE amount of mouth-breathing Australians have declared that "they're never going back to Bali" after the executions of two convicted Australian drug mules was carried out overnight. The tiny island has unfortunately "bore the brunt" of much of the hatred shown toward the Indonesia judicial system, with many racist and...

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