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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...

What Crisis? – How To Buy A Sydney Apartment On A $29,000 Salary

28 April, 2015. 12:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact WHAT housing affordability crisis? If you’re a gen Y having trouble getting into the property market, take a lesson from this 23-year-old. Charlotte Blakelly-Clapham bought her first property on her 18th birthday — she was ready to go at 17, but wasn’t old enough. The former media student bought the two-bedroom apartment in the working-class Sydney suburb...

“It Won’t Affect Us” – Graduating Students Throw Support Behind Pyne’s Higher Education Reforms

27 April, 2015. 16:41 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THOUSANDS OF FINAL-YEAR STUDENTS around Australia have thrown their support behind Christopher Pyne's higher education reforms, saying that the proposed changes will make their degrees more valuable. There were chaotic scenes this morning as the education minister landed in Sydney to speak in front of hundreds of his adoring fans - some of...

Controversial Anti-Vaxxers To Take On Canberra With New Political Party

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Vaccination skeptic and children rights activist, Magnolia Smithers became a household earlier this year, after comments she made surrounding her opposition to the concept of surf lifesaving at Australian beaches were published by the Daily Telegraph.   Well, Magnolia is back in the headlines again. This time it is to announce that her controversial political group is making a move on Canberra,...

Pauline Hanson Celebrates Only Day Of The Year That She’ll Allow Herself A Turkish Kebab

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact REGISTERED MEMBERS OF the One Nation Party are today enjoying the only day of the year it's legal for them to consume Turkish food. The right-wing organisation says it allows its members to eat ethnic food on ANZAC Day as a mark of respect toward our former foe. Kebabs have been enjoyed by heavily intoxicated and...

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