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GROWTH HACK: A self-described 'social media expert' has slid into a Sydney woman's DM's, offering to help boost her Instagram profile. The woman, Michelle Dooley, already has more than 50,000 followers. "I had a look at this so-called 'social media expert's'...
THIRD TIME UNLUCKY: Reality TV star Brooke Blurton's third attempted at finding love on TV has failed, DBT can confirm. We can reveal exclusively that the 16 Bachelors and Bachelorettes vying for Brooke's heart all ended up hooking up with...
SCARY TRADIE: For those who are curious to know what it feels like to be a tradie for a day, Kmart has the answer. Two weeks before Halloween, the discount retailer Kmart has released a 'Melbourne Tradie Protestor' costume kit...
DELAYING TACTIC: The Prime Minister has this morning made his first significant commitment to the development of a federal anti-corruption body. But there's a catch. "We need you to do your bit first," says Scott Morrison. "We'll establish a national corruption...
The Independent Commission Against Corruption has begun a new inquiry aimed at finding a state or federal politician who is not corrupt. "We think there's a chance there might be one or two out there," says ICAC Chief Commissioner Peter...
The Queensland Premier is reportedly trying to come to terms with the harsh reality that draconian border closures and a bad attitude won't necessarily stop Covid. "Damn, I was pretty sure that locking up the state and tearing families apart...
CARGO CLASS: Qantas has unveiled a major new freedom for unvaccinated Australians. From next Monday they'll be able to board domestic flights, alongside luggage in the cargo hold. "We are being inclusive of all Australians," says Qantas boss Alan Joyce. "We...
Travel between NSW and Queensland is back on the cards after Anastasia Palaszczuk announced the reopening of the border as soon as the NSW lockdown comes to an end. "My decision today will give vaccinated NSW residents plenty of time...
FAKE QUAKE: A Melbourne scaffolding worker has labelled yesterday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake a "geo conspiracy." "The Victorian government planted explosives in a few parts of the city to make it seem like there was an earthquake." says Joe Nalane. "It was...
Melbourne regularly features in the annual top ten 'world's most liveable cities,' but the events of the last few months have triggered a rapid slide. "Melbourne has unfortunately dropped to the 187th most liveable city for 2012," says Dan Brasich...

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