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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,...

VB goes undercover to win Surry Hills Craft Beer Festival

3 November, 2014 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of Foster's Group in Melbourne, have today confirmed that the winner of last month’s Sydney Craft Beer Festival was, in fact, one of Australia’s oldest and highest-selling beers, Victoria Bitter. The undercover infiltration of the festival took out number one place by an undeniable margin, which in...

How to indentify a wanker this summer | Advocate IN-Focus

It's everybody's favourite part of the year - but it's more favourite for some than others. Our journalists hit the streets to give you the heads up on how to identify, isolate and avoid wankers this summer.

8 injured in stampede as police dogs enter nightclub

STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | [email protected] Drug detection canines triggered a human stampede last night at an infamous Sydney nightspot that injured 8 revelers. Two of the victims are listed as being in a serious but stable condition in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The Ivy Pool Bar on George Street in the inner city was targeted by police after detectives were...

Barron and Kelly hit the road for charity

1 November, 2014. 14:09 DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | [email protected] Their likeness has been the target of comedians and satirists for decades but now Carl Barron and Paul Kelly are settling the issue once and for all. On November 9, both Barron and Kelly will be running the Great Barrier Reef Marathon in Port Douglas for Camp Quality. However, for the loser, their...

Islamic State demands to be included in 2015 Cricket World Cup

Spokespeople for the Islamic State have stated that the Caliphate demands to be recognized as a cricketing nation and furthermore have called upon the International Cricket Council to award them O.D.I status in the lead up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The ICC World Cup is hosted ever four years, in 2011 it was hosted throughout the Indian subcontinent...

Betoota Flashback – The Advocate offends Royal Family

#ROYALFAMILY #BETOOTABLOOPER #Catholicism 30 October, 2014. 13:29 DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | [email protected] TODAY we dip into the archives and remember one of our more humorous blunders, thirty years ago to the day. As a cadet journalist at The Betoota Advocate in 1974, current Editor-at-Large, Clancy Overell made a mistake that he won't forget any time soon. Well before the days of...

Three Sisters collapse leaves town reeling

Errol Parker | Journalist | [email protected] #BREAKING A catastrophic rockslide has claimed one of the iconic Three Sisters this afternoon as crews scramble to secure the scene. The biggest Sister succumbed to gravity at 1:37pm EDST and has since come to rest on the valley floor. Police and fire teams have confirmed that nobody has been killed or injured in the disaster but as a...

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