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The Lonely Planet’s Exclusive Review Of Manus Island Will Make Your Jaw Drop

4 June, 2015. 09:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An independent survey conducted by The Lonely Planet in partnership with the American global information and measurement company, Nielsen, has set about disposing myths regarding the liveability of Australia's controversial sovereign processing centre, Manus Island. The results were resounding amongst guards, locals and inmates alike - with 90% agreeing on the fact...

Q&A Host Tony Jones’ Entire Biography To Be Taken As A Comment

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT It has today been announced that one of the ABC's most experienced radio and television current affairs journalists, Tony Jones, will be immortalised in a rushed and poorly articulated official biography. Over the years, the award-winning journalist reported for Four Corners and Foreign Correspondent, and is the current host of Q&A and Lateline on Wednesday...

Western QLD Blues Supporters Prepare Safety Bunker Ahead Of Off-Chance NSW Fucken Win This

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AN ELDERLY COUPLE discovered the hard way last year that they were the only people in a small QLD town who were supporting the NSW Blues. Bethany and Ernest Page, both 89, retired to the sleepy outback Queensland town of Longreach in early 2014 after leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Roma. Having both grown up in...

The most disgusting thing you can do on a night out

24 May, 2015. 13:06 STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | Contact AN UNSETTLING NEW movement has begun to gain traction across Australia as thousands of young people are beginning to find it morally acceptable to "do a poo on a night out". Traditionally, it was seen as a social faux pas to have to do a "number 2" when out drinking and...

100 Years Of ANZAC Slightly Overshadowed By 36 Years Of Origin

22 May, 2015. 12:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Despite the imminent Netflix takeover, Australian television has had a blockbuster year so far - and they have worked hard for these numbers. Commercialising the deaths of thousands of young adults in 1914 is one example - But the promotional aspect of rugby league football is definitely the breadwinner. Since the 2015 ratings began,...

President Putin Reveals His Love For Australian “Budgy Smugglers”

18 May, 2015. 17:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The website for iconic Australian swimwear company, Budgy Smuggler crashed briefly this morning after Russian news outlets released images of of their countries President wearing a pair of crotch-hugging togs. The company, which is well-known for their 100% Australian-made swimwear line, have spoken to The Advocate today - about their server-melting rise in popularity. Particularly...

Frank Lowy Celebrates A-League Grand Final With New Breakdancing Moves

18 May, 2015. 11:55 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | CONTACT SHOCKWAVES were sent around the stadium during the A-League Grand Final as billionaire FFA chairman Frank Lowy dived head-first off the stage to perform some "old school" breakdancing moves. The owner of Westfield shopping centres was called upon to present the trophy to triumphant Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan, however 84-year-old billionaire had other plans. The moment stunned the...

Shane Warne ‘ready to learn some tricks’ from legendary US pornstar

16 May, 2015. 16:10 INGRID DOULTON | Women's Issues Writer | Contact SHANE WARNE HAS revealed to the media today that US pornstar Jenna Jameson "followed him back" on Twitter overnight. While he maintains they've never met, it seems the former leg-spinner has had to "go back to school" to "learn from the best" after a tough couple of weeks on the...

Johnny Depp’s Dogs Describe Life In Detention With One Heartbreaking Drawing

15 May, 2015. 11:55 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] If a picture is worth a thousand words, the message in this disturbing drawing is loud and clear. Yesterday, The Australian Minister of Agriculture told the media that Hollywood star, Johnny Depp had been given until Saturday to get his two pet dogs out of the country - or have them put down. Mr...

Ice-Ravaged Town Of Wellington, NSW, Chosen To Host New Hollywood Zombie Epic

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE NSW CENTRAL western town of Wellington has successfully bid to be the filming location for the much anticipated World War Z 2, which starts principal photography in November. Known locally as "Little Antarctica", the quiet village beat other meth-riddled towns such as Mount Gambier, Bourke, Ballarat and Wangaratta. The film project is expected to throw almost A$50m...

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