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Move over Fiji! Australia is officially the coup d’etat capital of the world

16 September, 2015. 11:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S OFFICIAL. Australia has had more changes in leadership than the archipelago nation of Fiji, known for it's beautiful beaches and bloodless coups. But after the recent developments to come out of Canberra, our nation has pipped Fiji to take out the top spot. A coup, known simply in Australia as a...

National Geographic and Rupert Murdoch join forces to kill science

10 September, 2015. 16:10 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Society has entered into a partnership with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox empire, heralding a new direction for the former not-for-profit organisation. Despite being designed not to generate a profit, the society changed hands for nearly US$750 million - which has left members and subscribers baffled. Since 1888, the...

A Mosque Will Ruin Our Crystal Meth-Ravaged Town, Says Bendigo Residents

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Opponents of the proposed Bendigo Mosque have launched action in the Victorian Court of Appeal to challenge the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal's decision to approve the plans. The tribunal's decision was followed by big demonstrations in Bendigo last month, when hundreds of people clashed in the city's CBD. Local patriot, Paul Whiteman, has given his...

OK! Magazine receives Pulitzer nomination for Syrian War coverage

3 September, 2015. 14:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact MULTINATIONAL celebrity news publisher OK! Magazine shocked readers around the world by sending a correspondent to the war-torn Syrian capital Damascus - and it's already starting to pay dividends. The tabloid rag could be the first of its kind to take out the most prestigious prize in journalism. It's news that's sending...

Rolf Harris reportedly “treated like wobble board” by fellow inmates

2 September, 2015. 16:43 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A REPORT RELEASED by Her Majesty's Prison Service has detailed allegations that Australian-born British entertainer Rolf Harris is being treated like his iconic wobble board inside the walls of Stafford gaol. It's claimed by the convicted sex criminal that the prison authorities have "done nothing" to stop other inmates picking him up...

US only a handful of black-on-white murders away from tougher gun laws

1 September, 2015. 16:23 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE US DEPARTMENT of State has revealed figures today that outline the nation is only a few black-on-white gun-related crime cases away from acting on the issue. The startling revelations come as the fanatical firearm loving country comes to terms with the brutal murder of a young professional white woman live on...

Sick Children Politely Ask Johnny Depp To Stop Visiting Them In Hospital

1 September, 2015. 10:18 SOPHIA LIVINGSTONE & HARRY JENKINS | Entertainment| Contact Johnny Depp’s visit to the Royal North Queensland Children's Hospital last month has sparked outrage amongst the medical fraternity and parents of sick children, as reports emerge that celebrity visits to sick children no longer have the same effect they once had.  A recent online survey conducted by the Australian Market & Social Research Society showed that 72%...

“I’m holidaying in a weird country you’ve never heard of… Any suggestions?”

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact 26-year-old Verita Shmugg has spent six months saving up for her dream holiday across Europe. She says that after two weeks travelling, all the sacrifices were worthwhile. "I don't even miss home," "The last six months were pretty quiet because I wasn't doing too much socialising, I was trying to save every dollar and it's all...

FBI Investigates Australian Swimwear Label Over Animal Trafficking Allegations

6 August, 2015. 12:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact An international crackdown on exotic wildlife trafficking has landed in Manly Beach this morning, as at least ten officers representing the Federal Bureau of Investigations stormed the headquarters of a well-known Australian swimwear label. The American bureau, along with Australian and New Zealand authorities, have arrested numerous organised crime identities from Down Under in...

Muslim Leaders Condemn The Charleston Church Shooting

21 June, 2015. 13:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Finally, over four days after the horrific attacks in the south-eastern US city of Charleston, where a 21-year-old white man opened fire on churchgoers inside the famous Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Muslim-American leaders around the country have spoken up - Despite not really being asked to.   "We condemn the actions of this individual"...

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