Opinion

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Hypocrisy reigns in our new theocracy, as compassion dies

premium_icon Hypocrisy reigns in our new theocracy, as compassion dies

"Christian" government which tells us to put a positive spin on homelessness highlights the hypocrisy we can expect for the next few years.

Opinion Column: How is Liz Hurley's latest bikini news?

premium_icon Opinion Column: How is Liz Hurley's latest bikini news?

'Eat what you want, dress how you want and set the expectations low early'

Couldn't we be a classy society and drink in public?

premium_icon Couldn't we be a classy society and drink in public?

How much better would a Queensland afternoon be knowing you could uncork a bottle knowing the boys in blue won't come and throw you in prison?

Wed 10 Jul 2019

’Bewildering’ refs overshadow NSW win

’Bewildering’ refs overshadow NSW win

State of Origin refs Ashley Klein and Gerard Sutton may need to be reminded People “don’t come to see them” after a shocking Origin performance.

The population bomb that failed to detonate

premium_icon The population bomb that failed to detonate

It was a time of space exploration — and living in fear for mankind's future. Now, 50 years later, we must ask what were those fears that gripped the world really...

Government’s welfare drug-testing plans will end in disaster

premium_icon Government’s welfare drug-testing plans will end in disaster

If Scott Morrison and his government truly want to change our national welfare system for the better they need to start paying attention to the hard facts.

Facebook ruling risks everything we hold dear

premium_icon Facebook ruling risks everything we hold dear

It isn’t just big media companies who are finding themselves liable for the defamatory comments of random strangers, it’s all of us.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Why vegans also have blood on their hands

premium_icon Why vegans also have blood on their hands

IT'S time for a more sensible discussion about our farming practices and the choice to eat meat.

Maryborough's still got magic... and it's more than Poppins

premium_icon Maryborough's still got magic... and it's more than Poppins

The Heritage City cops a lot of criticism but it's still got something that's missing from much of regional Australia...

YOUR SAY: It’s not okay to swear in front of your kids

YOUR SAY: It’s not okay to swear in front of your kids

Just saw a mother of two small children rip into a waiter over her breakfast.

YOUR SAY: Kids don’t need mobile phones

YOUR SAY: Kids don’t need mobile phones

The biggest cop-out these days that students need mobile phones to stay in contact with parents.

Tax cuts were nothing but a cynical ploy to buy votes

premium_icon Tax cuts were nothing but a cynical ploy to buy votes

We have the most inexperienced Treasurer in memory in Josh Frydenberg who wouldn't know how to play Monopoly.

Mon 8 Jul 2019

The terrifying life and death of Olivia Tung

premium_icon The terrifying life and death of Olivia Tung

How can one justice system fail so many women, so many times? The case of Olivia Tung is a prime example of how the system continues to fail dead women.

UNDER PRESSURE: Inside hospital's chaotic new ED

premium_icon UNDER PRESSURE: Inside hospital's chaotic new ED

Steadying herself against the machine she'll use to take vitals of a dozen patients in just minutes, a visibly exhausted nurse looks out at a full waiting room.

Police with domestic violence convictions must be kicked out

premium_icon Police with domestic violence convictions must be kicked out

To learn that those responsible for policing this catastrophe includes a handful of convicted perpetrators, creates serious doubt around effectiveness

Folau hits back at rugby CEO’s bible-ban stance

premium_icon Folau hits back at rugby CEO’s bible-ban stance

Israel Folau has hit back at revelations Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle would have punished him simply for photcopying passages from the bible.

Sun 7 Jul 2019

Sunrise cat fight trumps rivals

Sunrise cat fight trumps rivals

Sunrise has hijacked Nine’s secret weapon and used it to supercharge its own power. But it hasn’t come without casualties.

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Have environmental watchdogs dropped the ball?

premium_icon Have environmental watchdogs dropped the ball?

Silicosis, asbestosis and black lung disease have struck workers with deadly force. Now scientists fear a new threat may be more widespread than first thought.

A paradox to Australia's fair go attitude

A paradox to Australia's fair go attitude

'Australia prides itself on giving people a fair go, barracking for underdogs and lopping tall poppies'

ScoMo’s $1080 tax back could be better spent

premium_icon ScoMo’s $1080 tax back could be better spent

Unpopular opinion: Scott Morrison should renege on his vote-grubbing promise to give us all $1080 tax back and spend it on infrastructure that really matters.

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