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Banksy arrest hoax was publicity stunt

21 October, 2014. 14:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] The widely-reported arrest the London-based artist last week was a publicity stunt, which aimed to outline the shortcomings of the modern news cycle. While Banksy has remained characteristically silent on the incident, sources close to the artist say that the hoax arrest is to be included in a new documentary - made...

Prime Minister Abbott finds solution to Burqa-ban

Oct 21, 2014 16:00 Clancy Overell, Journalist TODAY it can be announced that ban on face-covering garments such as burkas and niqabs introduced in the Australian parliament has been lifted after just two weeks, following the intervention of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Current Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop as well as the President of the Senate, Stephen Parry were behind...

Man caught googling “Allah-Las” arrested

20 October, 2014. 14:29 GREG KNAPMANN | National Security Reporter | [email protected] AN ADELAIDE MAN is in police custody after using the internet to download information regarding US band "Allah-Las". South Australia Police says the early morning raid was the culmination of over a years work. "It was a bipartisan operation between SA Police and the Federal Police," says police spokesman Aaron Downing. The...

Palmer in hot water over “fancy dress”

   EYND BLYTON | National News | [email protected] THE SAUDI Ambassador to Australia has expressed his disgust over Clive Palmer's choice to attend his own party dressed as a "friendly Muslim". The rogue hosted his annual "Jurassic Ball" at his infamous "Palmer Coolum Resort" on the Sunshine Coast last night. The function is a favourite on the Canberra social calender, where politicians let...

Woolworths pulls another controversial tee shirt

14 October, 2014. 19:19 CIVIL RIGHTS activists are again up in arms for the second time this week over yet another racist T-shirt found on sale in a North Queensland Franchise. The t-shirt has created controversy as many feel it is promoting racial discrimination with a hooded Ku Klux Klan member mimicking the iconic Uncle Sam recruitment posters from WWII. Australia's Race...

Kyle Sandilands to replace The Doctor at Triple J

October 17, 2014. 15:36 BOTH KIIS 106.5fm and JJJ have confirmed today that Lindsay 'The Doctor' Mcdougall will be replaced by radio tycoon Kyle Sandilands following his departure from JJJ on December 11th, after ten years in the reigns. In a quote from Sandilands' management: "Kyle has said he used to listen to JJJ when he was a homeless kid in Brisbane's...

“Pads are for periods” – Jarryd Hayne signs deal with Seahawks

October 17, 2014. 3:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] THE SEATTLE Sea Hawks have signed the Australian rugby league MVP to a 12-month rookie contract. "I think pads are only for periods," says Mr Hayne. Jarryd Hayne is considered one of the best ever players of his native game. But, he wants to play without pads or a helmet. "Americans are a bit soft." The...

SHORE School boy receives job on merit alone

In what may come as a surprise to many, a former Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SHORE) student has landed a job based entirely on his merit. Castle Cove native Rupert Henry Jasper Humphreys decided to break the mould and impulsively apply for a job at Cremorne McDonalds late last week “I was stoned, ordering a big mac and it...

WHITE AUSTRALIA CONDEMNS RACIST TEEN WITH ‘ARAB-SOUNDING’ NAME

THOUSANDS of Australians have taken to social media this week to condemn the teenager behind a racist attack on a Brisbane train earlier this month. The public response was subdued when footage first emerged online of an unnamed youth with an Australian accent racially abusing a railway security guard of African appearance, with most regarding the incident as trivial. “Lol -...

Students at the centre of “Pano-gate” break their silence.

14 October, 2014. 13:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] TALES OF love and redemption are emerging from the "Mitchell Seven", who stand accused of defacing Australia's most iconic motorsport monument. The group is expected to plead guilty at their first hearing. Lawyers for the seven men have asked that they be charged under the Summary Offences Act 1988, which include offensive language...

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