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Baby Boomer Again Forced To Confront Own Mortality After Another Fucking Rock Star Dies

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT ONLY SEEMED LIKE yesterday when 56-year-old retired banker Richard Cullens was sitting in the back of his father's XC Falcon smoking reefer with his high school sweetheart - listening to Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and George Michael. But today, those nostalgic memories of a time gone by, before he had a wife, kids,...

A Book About Tara Brown’s Traumatic Experience Kidnapping Lebanese Kids Hits Stores

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN A BID TO CLAW back some of the ransom money paid for the freedom of Tara Brown and the 60 Minutes crew, Nine Entertainment Co confirmed today that a book has been released detailing the experience. The gonzo journalistic account of the television presenter's time in Beirut was ghostwritten by Matthew Reilly - an...

DEFQON1 Music Festival Secures Funding From Federal Government

21 April, 2016. 14:05 PADDY MUNRO | Contributor | CONTACT The notorious DEFQON.1 music festival has been forced to alter its Sydney line up in order to receive a much needed boost in funding from the Australian Federal Government The notorious hard-styles festival’s Dutch organiser, Q-Dance, announced yesterday it has added a new contemporary music stage and chardonnay bar to its 2016 takeover of...

Report concludes that Mr Bean scares the shit out of today’s children

21 April, 2015. 10:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact CHILDREN OF THE MODERN world are left shaking after watching episodes of Mr Bean, a popular BBC comedy programme which saw worldwide acclaim in the 1990s. The report was commissioned by the Australian Television Standards Committee after the received thousands of complaints about the show after in broadcast on the ABC last...

Palaszczuk Passes New Laws Restricting Volume On Pub TVs During Origin Matches

20 April, 2016. 17:04 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has today passed new laws which will restrict pub owners from having venue televisions at an 'offensive' level during any of the upcoming State Of Origin football matches. Palaszczuk says the State Government were moved to pass these laws after consultation with developers and residents in some of Brisbane's...

Female Uni Students Ask To Be At Least Treated Equally Before They Enter The Workforce

20 April, 2016. 10:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Female university students around Australia are pleading with their campus administrators and male peers to at least treat them equally while they are at uni, just so they can experience what equality feels like before entering the Australian workforce. Local female university student, Sarah McGirlson (18) says that she knows the the rest...

Katter Party Proposes QLD-Wide Ban On Uber To Protect The One Cabbie In Mount Isa

20 April, 2016. 10:04 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Uber could be scrapped at any minute in Queensland, with the Katter Family set to learn if their bid to have the service banned through severe penalties for drivers will succeed, in turn saving the one cab driving job in Mount Isa - as well as the two others between Mt Isa and Betoota. The...

Budget leaks reveal beach houses more affordable under Turnbull government

19 April, 2016. 15:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BEACH HOUSES AND HOBBY FARMS will be cheaper to attain and maintain under a Coalition government, a series of budget leaks has revealed. The breakthrough comes after huge concessions were made to high-income earners and big business, forcing nearly all Australians out of the highly competitive holiday home market. It's good news for...

Study finds only girls like beer in clear bottles

19 April, 2016. 11:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A REPORT COMMISSIONED BY an Australian brewery has found that only girls like the taste of beer that comes packaged in clear bottles. It also recommends that Australian men who enjoy malted beverages such as Corona, Toohey's Extra Dry or XXXX Summer to walk to the nearest bathroom and look themselves in...

Report: Annabelle’s New Job Probably Doesn’t Warrant A LinkedIn Profile

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Eastern Suburbs woman, Belle Highlander has recently changed her career. Making the transition from an importer of exotic beach sands, to a freelance yoga instructor, Belle (25) is very quick to notify her professional network contacts that she has changed jobs. "I just want people to know, that this is what I'm doing now," says Belle,...

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