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Australian “caged” puppy farmers feeling the crunch as free range market booms

    31 December, 2014. 08:59 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected]   This festive season is shaping up to be a desperate time for many dog breeders, as increasing pressure from animal rights extremists has seen a sharp decline in the sales for many traditional Australian puppy farms. “It’s been a tough year for all of us, the sales are way way down in what has traditionally...

Boxer Danny Green attempts “unbelievable” mutiny aboard Perpetual Loyal

28 December, 2014. 12:51 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BOXER DANNY GREEN has allegedly been charged with "an act of piracy" after trying to lead a mutiny against Perpetual Loyal skipper Anthony Bell. The 100-foot supermaxi was reported to have withdrawn from the Sydney to Hobart yacht race yesterday after taking on water near Eden on the far south coast of...

CHRISTMAS SIEGE: Drunk Dad Apprehended After 18th Rotation Of “How To Make Gravy”

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT SHERWOOD, QLD (AAP) - DEVELOPING STORY: Police have been called to a western Brisbane address this afternoon after an intoxicated father refused to stop playing Paul Kelly's "How To Make Gravy" on repeat. The alleged was seen by family and friends to be "hogging" the auxiliary cable of his family's new BOSE sound system. He was heard slurring the following: "All you...

The Betoota Advocate forced to apologise to RSPCA over “unprovoked carve-up”

24 December, 2014. 06:24 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] FROM THE EDITOR: The Betoota Advocate would like to wholeheartedly apologise to the hardworking volunteers and administrators at the RSPCA's Queensland chapter for misinformation that went to print on December 21st. We would like to also apologise, wholeheartedly, to our readers as well. Our brief brush with sensationalism has left them feeling rather sullied - with...

REPORT: Australian Men Still Love A Bit Of A Stink, Despite Being Told To Go To Bed

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT An independent study into nightlife-district-related violence has shown that restrictions on the late-night sale of alcohol and a 1am lockout on weekends in the central Newcastle suburb of Hamilton have failed to prevent young people from flogging the piss out of each other. In 2012, it was ruled that the CBD venues of Newcastle were banned from...

Westfield Santa arrested in front of stunned children and parents

22 December, 2014. 13:12 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A SANTA AT Western Sydney shopping centre has been arrested in front of horrified shoppers this morning. In a mid-morning operation, police swooped on the suspect while he was working as a Santa at Westfield Parramatta. Police allowed the man to change out of his costume to minimise the trauma to the children...

News Corp forecast profit jump in light of recent tragedies

20 December, 2014. 13:39 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact News Corp forecast to make company record profit in the Christmas quarter. Multinational media outlet accused of "profiteering on the collective pain and sadness of millions". Rupert Murdoch reportedly unapologetic but offers condolences to "loved ones". Murdoch: "We're not the only ones reporting the news - everybody else is doing it". TRANS-GLOBAL MEDIA ORGANISATION News...

Staff at 2UE are “sick and tired” of being asked if they work with Alan Jones

17 December, 2014. 16:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact STAFF AT SYDNEY radio station 2UE are growing weary of being confused with rival broadcaster 2GB. In what's become a daily occurrence, the team at 2UE have to continually endure the eternal question asked by misinformed friends and family. Do you work with Alan Jones? The year, 2UE has increased its ratings share by 0.8 points...

Overweight atheist finds it easier to condemn Christianity

27 February, 2015. 15:14 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] AN UNUSUAL rise in international religious extremism over the last few months has dominated both news headlines and household conversation - with many educated and uneducated experts willing to offer their condemnations and explanations of the events unfolding in both Sydney, Pakistan, Syria, Nigeria and Northern Ireland. The attacks, which all differ in...

Suburban Four-Wheel-Drive Owners Maintain Dignity With New Spray-On-Mud™

  ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] A BOUTIQUE ARTISAN goods manufacturer is launching "Spray on Mud™" for urban four-wheel-drive owners. The Bondi Bay Collective says the new product will target those who own a SUV but only brave the frontier of their local Woolworths. The luxury item will be available in a wide variety of colours and textures - from a red...

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