The Betoota Advocate: How Good's Australia?

Clancy Overall and Errol Parker, founders of the "newspaper", are coming to town to chat through the last four years in Aussie news.
Kat Hayes
Published on November 06, 2019


Very serious media outlet The Betoota Advocate is coming to Brisbane this summer, bringing its particular brand of satire and wit to Fortitude Valley. The travelling show will cover the last four years in Aussie news — a time that's not only seen three prime ministers, but inspires Betoota's latest book How Good's Australia?.

How have we, as a country, managed to get through it? Why is Australia so chaotic and confused? Why did the Betoota folks write a book about it? All these questions will be answered and more, when The Betoota Advocate founders Clancy Overell and Errol Parker stop by The Outpost for a chat with Pip Courtney from the ABC's Landline.

With millions of hits online per month, the Advocate is certainly doing something right — even if that something is turning the zeitgeist completely on its head. If you're reading this wondering who they are and what they write about — well, best get acquainted. Past headlines include "Australia Enjoys Another Peaceful Day Under Oppressive Gun Control Regime", and "21-Year-Old Disappointed To Learn He's Too Old And Out-Of-Touch To Be A SoundCloud Rapper".

It's a riot. Since the website has birthed endless confused texts from parents — asking, for example, whether the Australian Citizen Test really includes a question on how to mix cordial properly — we suggest you bring them along.

Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, December 7 show — and you can opt for a ticket that includes the book as well.


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