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Australians panic over new “Chinese headlines” on popular newspaper

19 February, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Residents of Australia's largest city and the surrounding, less important, regional areas - are today in a state of shock, after being exposed to a cultural shift that many are not ready for. Feelings of xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment have once again replaced acceptance and tolerance as Australians panic over what looks...

Junior Rugby League Club Bans Antisocial Two-Tone Hairstyle From Sidelines

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | CONTACT A SMALL TOWN junior rugby league club in western NSW has outlawed an "anti-social" hairstyle after police established a link between the haircut and repeated violence at matches. At 7:45 pm (AEST) last night, a brawl broke out during a friendly training match between North and South Cowra - which police allege was instigated by a 44-year-old...

Nightclub Photo Guy Realises That The Girls Are Only Smiling At The Camera

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Devastating revelations in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley this week have seen one man questioning both his self-confidence and self-worth among the people he believed to be his friends. Hamish Bloom, a 27-year old from the city's northern suburbs, has spent the last eight years believing that his easily dispensable position as a nightclub photographer was one that...

#BoycottBali shows that even bogans are opposed to capital punishment

17 February, 2015. 15:00 ALEXUS CORBETT | Travel writer| Contact Bali. The Australian holiday hotspot looks to experience a serious slump in tourism this Easter. Indonesia's imminent executions of Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran - two low level pawns in a Trans-Asian drug trafficking operation - has prompted a huge outcry in all forms of news media and politics. However it is in social...

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...

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