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Three universities to offer hospitality degrees disguised as Arts qualifications from next year

17 February, 2015. 11:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THREE BOTTOM-DRAWER universities will secretly begin offering degrees geared towards an unhappy life in the hospitality industry disguised as "soft qualifications in humanities". The move was prompted by the large number of Arts graduates that find themselves realistically unemployable at the end of their degree. The University of Notre Dame, Australian Catholic University and the University...

101.7 WSFM To Release Entire Station Music Archive As 3-CD Box Set

  STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | Contact SYDNEY FM radio station 101.7 WSFM has announced plans to release their 91-song archive as a collectors box set. The classic rock station is famous for their "no repeat workday" - in which no song is repeated between 9am and 5pm. However, every "no repeat workday" is a collection of the same songs, just in...

Amazing new study reveals that Manus Island is a “fucking shithole”

16 February, 2015. 15:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An independent survey conducted by an American global information and measurement company, Nielsen, has set about disposing myths regarding the liveability on Australia's controversial asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island - just days after Prime Minister Tony Abbott defended his government's record on mandatory detention. The results were resounding amongst guards,...

VIDEO: Senator Jacqui Lambie talks about going pig-shooting with Pauline Hanson

11 February, 2015. 19:15 EDITORIAL | Contact IN YET another exclusive two-on-one from The Betoota Advocate's recent trip to Canberra, Senator Jacqui Lambie gives our journalists the run down on her relationship with Pauline Hanson. The rogue senator was able to confirm her love for "busting bacon" - spruiking her markswomanship skills. Although Lambie said she shares little in common with the former incarcerated xenophobe,...

Private School Kid Secures Job Based Entirely On Own Merit

11 February, 2015. 17:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN WHAT may come as a surprise to many, an underachieving private school student has landed a job based entirely on his own merit. Castle Cove native Rupert "Henry" Jasper-Humphreys decided to go against the grain and apply for a job without asking his parents to "hook him up" late last week. The 26-year-old former Bing Lee catalogue dropper...

It’s On! Betoota Advocate en-route to Canberra to cover leadership spill

6 February, 2015. 14:15 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a spill motion against his leadership early next week after West Australian Liberal MP Luke Simpkins emailed party room colleagues to announce he would push for the PM's leadership to be put to a vote. The spill motion will be seconded by MP Don Randall, with a...

Sumatran tiger escapes after truck accident in northern Tasmania

6 February, 2015. 17:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A RARE SUMATRAN tiger has escaped from its transport enclosure after a truck accident in Tasmania. The truck rolled over in wet conditions about 10km south of Deloraine, in the north-central region of the island state. Residents of the sleepy hamlet in north-central Tasmania have been warned to stay indoors until the all clear is...

NT Pilot arrested after alleged touch and go incident on Uluru

5 February, 2015. 12:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A LIGHT aircraft pilot has been arrested on the tarmac at Alice Springs airport after allegedly performing a "touch and go" on the top of Uluru. The 27-year-old man from Yaraka, in central western Queensland, was granted bail by Alice Springs Magistrates Court as his legal team arrives in the red centre over the...

This Sydney Uni dropout earns $900,000 a year and he’s only 24

3 February, 2015. 13:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BRAD McKinley earns $900,000 a year. He drives an Audi and eats at high-class restaurants every night of the week. He plans to semi-retire by July. He's not an executive or a CEO. Not a barrister, surgeon or an engineer. Mr McKinley, 24, imports and distributes cocaine - one of Australia's fastest growing industries. His career in...

STUDY: Country Queenslanders lead state in foreign name pronunciation

1 February, 2015. 13:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact QUEENSLAND is the nation's self-proclaimed "smart state" - yet over 90% of Australia's "sun-kissed minority" cannot pronounce the name of their likely new premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. While the more cultured and progressive states have been battling with Polish names for decades, this is the first example of Queenslanders having to learn a...

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