Opinion

Mon 10 Aug 2020

YOUR SAY: Quarantined travellers to be let out of rooms

Premium Content YOUR SAY: Quarantined travellers to be let out of rooms

Human rights watchdogs have demanded outdoor “wellness walks’’ for quarantined travellers

Sun 9 Aug 2020

‘People are idiots’: Truth of Ellen backlash

‘People are idiots’: Truth of Ellen backlash

The Ellen DeGeneres hate-storm keeps rolling on. But maybe she’s not actually the villain people are making her out to be.

‘Dark impulses’: Vile lockdown trend

‘Dark impulses’: Vile lockdown trend

Isolation and working from home during the coronavirus crisis have contributed to a shocking increase in this horrifying compulsion.

How jobs system is failing people who desperately need it

Premium Content How jobs system is failing people who desperately need it

Taxpayer-funded schemes notoriously invite opportunists to work the system - think pink batts and the baby bonus. Now desperate jobseekers may be the targets.

Carrie Bickmore on Australia’s mental health crisis

Premium Content Carrie Bickmore on Australia’s mental health crisis

“Many people have said they are struggling, yet don’t feel they can complain because there are others far worse off than them,” writes Carrie Bickmore.

Sat 8 Aug 2020

'Kate photo proves Meghan double standard'

'Kate photo proves Meghan double standard'

When Kate Middleton was pictured this week, all talk was of her face mask, but there was an important point that everyone missed, says Daniela Elser

'Father Time has got the better of Bennett'

Premium Content 'Father Time has got the better of Bennett'

Wayne Bennett was once the coach other NRL coaches looked towards, but Bennett has been exposed as an old man who sees the world in old ways, writes Paul Kent.

'Ipswich won’t be a dump much longer'

Premium Content 'Ipswich won’t be a dump much longer'

Her city has been dumped on by the rest of Queensland for too long. Now the newly elected Ipswich Mayor is on a crusade, writes Des Houghton.

EDITORIAL: Stop making excuses for violent men

Premium Content EDITORIAL: Stop making excuses for violent men

Violent men need to be held accountable, otherwise how can we expect them to change?

'Premier is not the real villain in state's virus crisis'

'Premier is not the real villain in state's virus crisis'

Premier Daniel Andrews is the increasingly-exhausted face of Victoria’s virus crisis – but he’s not actually the one to blame for it, writes Joe Hildebrand.

'Footy players' touch-up actions on teammate wrong'

Premium Content 'Footy players' touch-up actions on teammate wrong'

The actions of Tigers Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short on teammate Mabior Chol were once considered locker room antics but longer, says Mark Robinson.

Mayor pens his opinion on the border closure

Premium Content Mayor pens his opinion on the border closure

'To let down our guard and risk letting the virus in right now, is not an option and I won’t accept … that it is inevitable,' writes Tom Tate.

'Beirut’s deadly disaster the result of woeful governance'

Premium Content 'Beirut’s deadly disaster the result of woeful governance'

Australian journalist Eliza Harvey says Beirut’s allure cannot hide the corruption that culminated in this week’s tragic explosion.

'Ruling casts doubt on police procedures'

Premium Content 'Ruling casts doubt on police procedures'

In setting aside guilty verdicts in a sex crimes case, the Court of Appeal has made some searing comments about police investigations, writes Des Houghton.

'Diva demands from WAGs in AFL hubs getting more absurd'

Premium Content 'Diva demands from WAGs in AFL hubs getting more absurd'

The WAGs have their noses out of joint while getting their g-bangers out by the pool, claiming they’re being unfairly maligned, writes Alice Coster.

LETTER: Public service overhaul has never been so important

Premium Content LETTER: Public service overhaul has never been so important

“Bungling, suffocating and outright obstruction from our public sectors has throttled the life out of Australian businesses.”

MAX CRUS: Not happy, Karen

Premium Content MAX CRUS: Not happy, Karen

‘No, Karen take a chill pill or a stiff drink, get off your popular pedestal and join the rest of us.’

Fri 7 Aug 2020

'I was sacked on my first night on the job'

'I was sacked on my first night on the job'

When it comes to epic failures I’ve had a few, but most pale in comparison to my career as a waiter when I was sacked during my first shift, writes Phil Brown.

'Turns out we’ve all been given the wrong star sign'

Premium Content 'Turns out we’ve all been given the wrong star sign'

If you’ve always wanted to be a sexy Scorpio instead of a whimsical Pisces, now’s your chance. Frances Whiting breaks down the 13th star sign.

'Premier needs to find a way to keep people in jobs'

Premium Content 'Premier needs to find a way to keep people in jobs'

The premier warns a second wave of coronavirus would cost our economy $4.8 billion but she needs to do more, writes the Courier Mail editor.

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