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Coral cleaning machinery arrive at Great Barrier Reef just in time

22 January, 2015. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact LONG-AWAITED coral cleaning machines have arrived at The Great Barrier Reef, heralding a new beginning for the World Heritage Site. The revolutionary technology has been under development in China for the past decade - with the goal of repairing the damage done by the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Pacific Oscillation. Commissioned by...

Helmet-less cyclists will not be covered by health insurance – protective equipment to subsidised

21 January, 2015. 15:05 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact CYCLISTS who refuse to wear a helmet will no longer be covered by most health insurance companies if they injure themselves while riding. A landmark bipartisan agreement between the big six Australian insurers and the NSW state government was set in stone this morning as the medical and legal fraternities say they've grown...

Dulwich Hill teens attempt to “stone” classmate to death

13 March, 2015. 14:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THREE TEENAGERS FROM Sydney's inner-west are in police custody this afternoon after tricking a classmate into consuming 1.1kg of "cannabis brownies". The victim was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown after he lost consciousness at around 1:30 pm. It is alleged by police that the boys were curious to see whether it was...

Man Found Dead After Accidentally ‘Liking’ Co-workers Bikini Photo From 2009

20 March, 2016. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact POLICE are investigating the death of a Melbourne man after he was found dead at his Docklands office this morning. The man's death is being treated as suspicious as he reportedly accidentally "liked" an image of a female co-worker in her swimsuit from five years ago. The female at the centre of the controversy...

Ancient Nokia lost in Sydney Harbour found after 14 years – still works.

13 January, 2015. 15:02 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AFTER more than a decade underwater, a Nokia 3315 has been uncovered in full working order. The antique mobile was uncovered inside an oyster, shucked from Greens Point near Watson's Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs. It was a by-chance discovery - which is sending waves around the world. Uncovered by a local fisherman, the...

Triple J prepares for the only day of the year that people actually listen

15 January, 2015. 13:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact The increasingly irrelevant "Youth Radio Network" Triple J has once again been rescued from an obscure start to the new year with the annual social media buzz surrounding the upcoming "Hottest 100". The countdown, which is a chance for "Triple J listeners" to get together and vote for the countries favourite 100 homegrown...

Australian families excited for a return to safe, brain-numbing reality TV roster

28 February, 2015. 10:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Early last month, seventeen people, including journalists and police and three gunmen -  died in France during a terrifying week that started with the execution style murder of several journalists inside their Parisian CBD newspaper office The bloodshed ended with a hostage-taking at a Jewish deli in which four hostages were killed. The attacks...

NSW Farmer Survives Crippling Drought By Selling Old Work Jeans On Oxford St For $300 Each

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AN enterprising New South Wales farmer has made millions selling his ruined work clothing to the inner city cultural elite. Life on the land is growing less attractive to young people as a future career in agriculture seems quite dim - particularly with the ongoing drought. However, not for 63-year-old wheat grower and sheep grazier Michael Clarkedale...

NSW Police Advise Festivalgoers To Do All Their Drugs At Gate Or Risk Pointless Drama

INGRID DOULTON | Community and social | Contact In the wake of the 212 drug-related arrests at Sydney's City Limits music festival over the weekend, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has today announced that the state of New South Wales has been left with no choice but introduce a new model to combat drug use at music festivals. The implementation of new 3D scanners looks to...

Overweight Park Cricketer Knows Exactly What The Australian Cricket Side Needs

6 January, 2014. 12:34 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor-at-large | Contact AN armchair critic of the Australian cricket team has urged the players to "get up close and personal" with the Indians today at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Speaking from his blonde brick apartment in Cronulla, home to Sydney's last segregated public toilet, the obviously drunk and husky man says that our spearhead...

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