Opinion

Sat 21 Jul 2018

How we ruined Thai cave miracle

How we ruined Thai cave miracle

WELL done, world. We were handed an extraordinary display of humanity and turned it into a story into another carnival of hate.

Creek community in crisis

Creek community in crisis

On Monday, June 18, a delegation of indigenous leaders alongside the Tennant Creek Mayor went to Canberra to see Malcolm Turnbull

Enough to bring hardy farmers to tears

premium_icon Enough to bring hardy farmers to tears

A GROUP of Queensland farmers who produce up to $100 million worth of produce a year are at breaking point as their livelihood is at risk.

Fri 20 Jul 2018

I spent $987 on this stupid wedding trend

I spent $987 on this stupid wedding trend

KRISTEN Henry is like too many other brides, getting sucked up into wedding spending. But when she fell for this latest trend she realised she’d gone too far.

We debate Christmas Day sport as Big Bash considers games

premium_icon We debate Christmas Day sport as Big Bash considers games

Christmas Day remains the target for Big Bash League bosses but player feedback is yet to warm to the idea of playing on December 25.

The kids aren’t alright

premium_icon The kids aren’t alright

PARENTS should get help for their mentally ill kids long before they reach desperation point, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton. We need to do better.

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Trust is finite. Politicians squander it at their peril

premium_icon Trust is finite. Politicians squander it at their peril

ACCIDENT or not, falsely claiming a military medal, as Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg has, is as low as you can go, writes Terry Sweetman.

LETTERS: Cashless card, high-rise, schoolkids

LETTERS: Cashless card, high-rise, schoolkids

WE MUST all be considered to be fools by the Federal Government especially so by Social Services Minister Dan Tehan and Hinkler MP Keith Pitt...

What the childcare subsidy changes mean to me

What the childcare subsidy changes mean to me

LIKE many mums returning to the workforce childcare was one of my biggest worries.

OPINION: Hard to see how councillors can support high-rise

OPINION: Hard to see how councillors can support high-rise

I'D LIKE to commend the council town planners and management for how they've handled a controversial application for a nine-store development at Bargara.

Trust them with my medical info? Not a chance

premium_icon Trust them with my medical info? Not a chance

I’M not trusting my medical records to the mob from the 2016 Census. They risk being hacked or inadvertently dumped by some knucklehead in Canberra: Paul Syvret

I can't take all the blame for this rubbish

premium_icon I can't take all the blame for this rubbish

TO annoy my anonymous detractor - and for absolutely no other reason at all - I wrote another column the following week ... and the next and the next.

Wed 18 Jul 2018

‘Trump can no longer be trusted’

‘Trump can no longer be trusted’

DONALD Trump’s inexplicable blunder in his meeting with Vladimir Putin has already done serious damage to his presidency.

At this point, Elon Musk is more arse than class

premium_icon At this point, Elon Musk is more arse than class

LABELLING a hero who helped save 12 children a “pedo” was unacceptable, unintelligent and uninspired. The best insults are creative and truthful, writes Tory...

Brighter you is hiding inside

Brighter you is hiding inside

Don't get me wrong, I love motherhood, but I didn't know how much of me I would sacrifice along the way.

The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

premium_icon The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

SICK days are a privilege, not an entitlement, so why do so many Aussies think they have to use them up, asks Mike O’Connor.

Are we true blue or pulling your leg?

premium_icon Are we true blue or pulling your leg?

APPARENTLY there's a group of people out there who believe Australia doesn't exist.

Ultimate Trump myth crumbles

Ultimate Trump myth crumbles

WE ALL have the same image of Donald Trump in our heads — but his performance with Vladimir Putin proved it’s a lie.

The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

premium_icon The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

When you find a tradie who does an honest job for a fair wage, don’t lose their number. But then there’s tradies like George, writes Margaret Wenham.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Model’s breastfeeding stunt on catwalk

Model’s breastfeeding stunt on catwalk

SPORTS Illustrated model Mara Martin stunned everyone when she walked the runway this morning while feeding her five-month-old baby. Don’t roll your eyes.

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