Opinion

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Morrison faces toughest test yet

Morrison faces toughest test yet

His tour of Queensland sinking tinnies and getting stuck into meat pies was far from a roaring success, but now the Prime Minister faces a bigger challenge.

The perspective we need to have, post-Bourke St

premium_icon The perspective we need to have, post-Bourke St

The late, great Sisto Malaspina represented the best of Australia’s migration wave and we must remember most migrants are more like Sisto, writes Susie O’Brien.

Negative gearing changes will slam the vulnerable

premium_icon Negative gearing changes will slam the vulnerable

Labor’s plans for negative gearing sound like one thing in theory, but paint a completely different and bleak picture when tested in practice: Satya Marar.

We can’t pretend this wasn’t a terror attack

premium_icon We can’t pretend this wasn’t a terror attack

Downplaying the role radical Islam plays in events like the Bourke Street attack does a disservice to all those who’ve lost their lives, writes Caroline Marcus.

Why it’s time to stop smacking your kids

premium_icon Why it’s time to stop smacking your kids

We all know it’s unacceptable to smack an adult, so why do we still think it’s okay to do it to our children, writes Ann Wason Moore.

The words they dare not speak

premium_icon The words they dare not speak

PETER BOYER: Climate change action has become a taboo topic among leaders here and around the world.

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Ipswich punters still cashing in

Ipswich punters still cashing in

THE Ipswich race meeting corresponding to the VRC Oaks Day went off without a hitch with just six races on the day.

We don’t like vegans because they have a point

We don’t like vegans because they have a point

WE slag off vegans for the same reason we deride teetotallers, because we know they’re right, and we lack the strength to do the right thing ourselves.

OPINION: Every road needs a speed camera

premium_icon OPINION: Every road needs a speed camera

I RECENTLY found myself pondering on an idea I've had floating in my head for a considerable amount of time.

How could ScoMo think this ‘joke’ was okay?

premium_icon How could ScoMo think this ‘joke’ was okay?

You’d think our Prime Minister would know the days of ‘locker room talk’ are over, but it seems Baywatch’s biggest star is still fair game to Scott Morrison.

Why are we giving terrorists refuge?

premium_icon Why are we giving terrorists refuge?

Friday’s terrorist attack was our fifth by Muslim refugees — so why are we running a program that has killed five Australians, asks Andrew Bolt.

Sun 11 Nov 2018

DEAL BREAKERS: ‘I rejected a guy because of this’

DEAL BREAKERS: ‘I rejected a guy because of this’

WHEN it comes to dating, we all have deal breakers. But when a man sent this to Sami Lukis in a text message, it was all over.

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Who could forget devastating effect of modern warfare?

Who could forget devastating effect of modern warfare?

Despite the sacrifice of lives and limbs, the war to end all wars failed to do that, and we still pay the price.

Readers agree with telco woes

premium_icon Readers agree with telco woes

No resolution in battle for internet accesss

Lest we forget lost cricketers who gave us freedom

Lest we forget lost cricketers who gave us freedom

Many millions around the world, including more than 60,000 Australians, died so we can enjoy an afternoon game of cricket.

Call to value our heritage

Call to value our heritage

We are tearing down our history to make room for bigger buildings that make our suburbs all look the same

Master fisherman says shark warnings ignored

premium_icon Master fisherman says shark warnings ignored

THIS man repeatedly warned the State Government of an explosion in shark numbers and the increasing likelihood of attacks, but says his pleas fell on deaf ears.

Marburg tribute to war heroes

Marburg tribute to war heroes

There is no better way to celebrate the centenary of Armistice Day than with our equine friends.

Save me from the horrors of a swim-up bar

premium_icon Save me from the horrors of a swim-up bar

THEY seem like a relaxing idea in theory, but swim-up bars are cess pits fraught with danger, writes Jill Poulsen.

Aussie politicians sorry history of harassing women

premium_icon Aussie politicians sorry history of harassing women

LUKE Foley denies inappropriate touching of a journalist but Australian MPs have a rich history of sexual impropriety from harassment to cheating on their wives.

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