Category: Satire

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Below-Average Marketing Student Dreams Of Entering Politics

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact After watching Scotty from Marketing over the past couple of months, below average marketing student, Stacey Watts is today realising that hope is not lost when it comes to her career. Due to graduate this year, the P-average student had felt a little concerned about her job

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Vehicles Of Convicted Hoons To Be Retrofitted With Takata Airbags To Encourage Safer Driving

FRANKIE DeGROOT | News | CONTACT In a revolutionary new plan announced by Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz, Takata airbags which have been recently removed from tens of thousands of Australian cars will be refitted to the vehicles of drivers with multiple dangerous driving convictions. “It’s all about raising the stakes for dangerous

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To forgive the, must we first forget the?

This is a tale of omission. Well, two, actually. The Bug‘s Glasshouse over time has gleefully pointed out examples of simple words missing that really mess up the flow of a story. We’ve spotted them in the lead story of some of Australia’s supposedly finest printed newspapers and in The

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Animals bite back

LEGAL AFFAIRS: A group of animals representing others of their breeds usually farmed for food production is planning to sue vegan food makers for misrepresentation. In Brisbane today, a lamb, a prawn and a chicken held a news conference at the offices of the law firm acting for them (main

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NEW & FREE! Weekend movie quiz!

The Bug is proud as punch, as Australia’s No.1 family online newspaper, to introduce a new regular weekend feature quiz that the whole family can join in and enjoy. Everyone loves fillums so who’s the fillum aficionado in your home? From the promotional still above, name the movie, the

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Damaged PM buoyed by Dutton’s support

FEDERAL POLITICS: Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his political standing severely damaged in recent polls over his handling of the bushfire crisis, has been buoyed by unqualified support from his most powerful ministerial colleague. In an exclusive interview with The Bug via satellite phone from his rented holiday villa near Barcelona

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Labor backs PM’s funding plan

FEDERAL POLITICS: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defused the “sports rorts” affair that had threatened to engulf his government by securing bipartisan support for his plan to establish a new specialised federal funding agency. At a Canberra news conference Mr Morrison announced he would establish a new Marginal Electorate Rorting

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Quiet Australian Reveals Loud, Casually-Racist Online Alter Ego

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact Local man Chris Thorpe is a quiet, small business owner who generally doesn’t get phased by too much. From all reports in the Old Town community, Chris is a quiet guy. However, it has recently come to the attention of The Advocate that Chris’s ‘nice guy’ persona

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Bushfire Relief For Marginal Electorates Only, Government Says

Scott Morrison says the Government’s $2 billion bushfire relief fund will be set aside for seats won by a margin of less than 3% at the last federal election. Mr Morrison was unapologetic about the policy, saying it was important the funds were spent efficiently. “In times

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Trump reveals his defence

As his impeachment trial begins in the US Senate, President Trump has unveiled the material he plans to deliver in his defence. Mr Trump today invited media representatives to the Oval Office at the White House where he showed off his defence submission which consisted entirely of a tray

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Bridget McKenzie Announces New 100,000 Seat Stadium For Launceston

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has defended her decision to fund an MCG-sized sports stadium in Launceston, saying the ultra-marginal seat of Bass was crying out for a world-class sporting facility. In an interview this morning, McKenzie said no rules were broken and that the funds were allocated on

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News Corp Denies Link Between James Murdoch And Murdoch Family

Media conglomerate News Corp says there is absolutely no evidence linking James Murdoch to the Murdoch family, and have described him as a hoax invented by the ABC to push a socialist agenda. It comes after ‘James’ slammed the company for its stance on climate change. An editorial published

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Morrison Banking On Rising Sea Levels To Put The Bushfires Out

Australia’s Prime Minister (for now) Scott Morrison has told colleagues to not worry too much about the bushfires as they will soon be extinguished by rising sea levels caused by climate change. “Yeah Scotty’s not too phased by the bushfires as he’s adamant that the Lord will intervene somehow

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