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“Get that s**t off the air!” – ABC to axe local TV current affairs programs

29 November, 2014. 12:24 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] THE ABC IS planning to cancel local current affairs programs in the coming weeks after it's content offended Malcolm Turnbull. First on the chopping block are local and international current affairs shows, such as local editions of 7.30 and world news program Foreign Correspondent. When veteran ABC broadcaster, Quentin Dempster, says "bye-bye" in...

Proposed Catholic Youth Centre in Lakemba sparks outrage in community

24 February, 2014. 15:48 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AUSTRALIANS HAVE FLOCKED to the streets of Lakemba to protest after the City of Canterbury Council approved plans to build a Catholic Young Men's Society club in the predominantly Islamic suburb. There were ugly scenes outside the council offices before the meeting with more than a dozen police officers on hand...

Minority groups demand – “It’s time for a flag that nobody wants to burn”

November 17, 2014 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] YESTERDAY'S dramatic display of flag burning in Brisbane's CBD by Aboriginal activists has once again sparked a debate usually reserved for Australia Day: IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG? Referred to by yesterdays protestors as the 'Australian Rag', the current flag appears to be as unpopular as ever - with both religious and Aboriginal rights...

Turnbull’s Election Win Results In A Colombian Flu Outbreak In Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] AN OUTBREAK OF Colombian influenza in Sydney has parts of the city in lockdown as health authorities struggle to contain the disease's spread during post-election celebrations. "We did it. Jobs and growth," one polo-wearing Waratahs fan was heard shouting from inside the toilets in a well-known Eastern Suburbs hotel. Areas in the city's east have been...

Nation’s Greatest Blokes Begin ‘Winter Bulking’ For Dance Festival Season

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT As winter approaches, an entire generation of young Aussies are preparing their strict bodybuilding regimes in preparation for the Summer's electronic dance festivals. Third year carpentry apprentice, Joel Simmons, says the 'festival season' is quite an important time of the year for a large portion of Australia's blue-collar men. "It starts in about May when we really start to...

Local Man Cringes To Death While Watching New ABC Comedy Programs

  ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact An elderly man has allegedly cringed to death after watching a string of new comedy programs on the ABC. The 94-year-old man's distraught wife says that her husband fell unconscious while watching Rosehaven and never woke up. It's understood by police that the man was heard to be sighing heavily and groaning in the minutes leading up...

Gillard bags Melbourne Cup First 4 – rocks up still drunk to Whitlam funeral

6 November, 2014. 12:27 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] FORMER PM JULIA Gillard stunned onlookers at the Melbourne Racing Club on Tuesday as she picked the First 4 runners and netted herself a cool $188 840. Her $10 flutter turned in to one of the biggest wins in Cup history. In what's been heralded as one of the greatest moments in Australian...

City Ranger accidentally gives himself parking ticket; takes matter to court

  ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] A CITY OF Sydney parking ranger has ended up in local court after accidentally giving himself a parking ticket. Rather than paying the somewhat extortionate $104 fine, ranger Stephan John Branks has elected to have the matter heard before a court. "It was an honest misunderstanding," says Mr Branks. "I was only parked for 2 minutes," The move to...

Prime Minister under fire for falling asleep during Noel Pearson’s tribute to Gough Whitlam

5 November, 2014. 15:09 STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent |[email protected] Those present at today's state memorial for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam were able to witness history-making speeches and performances array of celebrities and political identities as they paid tribute the man they call 'Comrade'. With appearances from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kev Carmody, Paul Kelly and just about everyone from both...

Melbourne Cup to be banned after celebrity campaign against animal cruelty

INGRID DOULTON | Professor of Women’s Issues | Social Commentator |[email protected] Well yesterday was the day, the day where most Australian men find a reason (outside of weddings and funerals) to wear a suit... and the day where women are expected to accompany them by wearing the ugliest head pieces they can find (but we must ban the burqa!).     Horses were whipped,...

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