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Kickstarter campaign launches to help Nick Kyrgios get some ticker

28 May, 2016. 11:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AFTER BLAMING EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING for his unsurprising exit from the French Open overnight, tennis star Nick Kyrgios is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign that aims to fund the search for his ticker. The 21-year-old's shoulder gave up on him early in the piece, with his growing frustrations slowly shifting towards...

Local comedian orders free tampon samples to mate’s house for the third time

27 May, 2016. 17:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE kindness of others once again, 23-year-old student Alex Duckworth announced today that his friend Sam will be receiving his third free tampon sample of the month. After confessing the crime to other close friends, the finance student could barely contain his laughter, saying only that he wishes he...

MMA Classes Not Nearly As Cool As Local Man Thought They Would Be

27 May, 2015. 10:34 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Local man, Tom Gridson (26) has been a diehard fan of mixed-martial arts for close to six months now. With the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the many colourful personalities that make up the competition's stable, Mr Gridson says he has entertained the idea of learning MMA for quite some time...

High schoolers still have no fucking clue what Cloudstreet is about

27 May, 2016. 16:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER it was first published, twenty-four after it won the Miles Franklin Award, high school students around Australia still have no fucking idea what Tim Winton's Cloudstreet is about. Though their teachers might explain the themes and motifs of the 426-page classic, nearly every student surveyed by the Queensland Curriculum...

Johnny Depp spends afternoon staring at wall made entirely of Barnaby Joyce photos

26 May, 2016. 16:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact JUST MONTHS AFTER stating that the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia looked like he was inbred with a tomato, actor Johnny Deep has confirmed that he's covered the northern wall of his living room with images of Barnaby Joyce. Yesterday, Mr Joyce said he must've gotten inside the 51-year-old's head and these latest...

Young Logan Entrepreneur Secures Funding For Pill Press and Subaru

26 May, 2o16. 13:02 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact NEXT MONDAY MORNING, 21-year-old Dominic Haziz is flying to The Netherlands on his first ever business trip - in fact, he's even flying business class. But he's just one of many young Australians taking advantage of the generous small business tax concessions that were in this year's budget. Earlier this year, the Logan...

Sydney Opera House Struggling To Remove Giant Soap Box After TedX Event

26 May, 2015. 14:34 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Sydney Opera House’s 1500-seat Joan Sutherland Theatre, the Sydney home of Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, will have to be closed for several months to undergo maintenance and the removal of the giant wooden soap box currently sitting in the centre of the venue after yesterday's TedX event. The Opera House said, in...

Barnaby Joyce Eats Entire Schooner Glass In Tamworth Hotel

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact In what many political analysts are calling a pre-election media stunt, Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been photographed eating an entire glass schooner while having lunch at the Freemasons Hotel in Tamworth this morning. Witnesses gasped as the New England MP began to casually take bites out of his beer glass while watching the pub's...

Iceland Has The Same Population As Canberra, But Not As Much Ice

25 May, 2015. 10:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact With the introduction of light rail and ongoing suburban sprawl, the 'Bush Capital' of Canberra, ACT now has a population bigger than some countries. Due to the weather and unique culture, one direct comparison that has been made is with the Nordic nation of Iceland. Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, says that every...

Coalition announce they might allow hot lesbians marry each other, but that’s it

23 May, 2016. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IF YOU'RE A HOT GAY WOMAN, then bite your tongue and vote for the Coalition government this July, because they might've found some middle ground on the polarising issue of gay marriage. After a series of high-level talks between senior members of the Liberal and National Party, a policy agreement was established,...

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