Opinion

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Life is good when all your hard effort is paying off

Life is good when all your hard effort is paying off

LIVING NATURALLY with Olwen Anderson

Schools should support gay kids, not shun them

premium_icon Schools should support gay kids, not shun them

DO we really want to live in a country where schools can reject children for their sexuality, asks Seb Starcevic. Just because a belief is sincerely held, doesn’t...

To all the men I’ve met who are not rapists

premium_icon To all the men I’ve met who are not rapists

IN my wilder years I came across men who acted as protectors when I was vulnerable. In the sea of awful sexual assault stories, we should remember this is what’s...

How to destroy your kid’s trust in you forever

premium_icon How to destroy your kid’s trust in you forever

USING undercover private eyes to spy on kids is the ultimate parenting fail, writes Louise Roberts. So what if you’re worried about your children. That’s...

It’s not a ‘driver’ shortage

It’s not a ‘driver’ shortage

THERE isn’t a driver shortage. There isn’t even a skilled driver shortage.

Wed 10 Oct 2018

Why I decided to have breast surgery

Why I decided to have breast surgery

FOR years, my boobs seemed like they were their own entity, and the subject of humour and affection. But as the years went by, all of that began to change.

I won’t travel to Sydney to see this graffiti

premium_icon I won’t travel to Sydney to see this graffiti

TURNING the iconic Sydney Opera House into an advertising hoarding for me represents the triumph of the vulgarians. It’s time for Australia to express its wrath by...

No deterrent when scales of justice aren’t balanced

premium_icon No deterrent when scales of justice aren’t balanced

THERE are some things that just strike you as being wrong, things that cause you to shake your head and wonder if other people see what you see.

The terrifying report our pollies are ignoring

premium_icon The terrifying report our pollies are ignoring

Grim climate change report shows it’s almost too late to save the earth. It should be impetus for our politicians to do something, writes Dennis Atkins.

Tue 9 Oct 2018

'You need to block your ears'

'You need to block your ears'

Secrets can be hard to keep when children have an uncanny knack for unearthing facts.

Bill Shorten’s big risk might just pay off

premium_icon Bill Shorten’s big risk might just pay off

IT’S been hard to tell the major parties apart for some years now. For better or worse, Bill Shorten has just changed all that, writes Paul Williams.

This is how Louis CK should make his comeback

This is how Louis CK should make his comeback

LOUIS CK has the ability to make a comeback if he confronts his past misdeeds truthfully. This is how the fallen comedy genius should do it.

Committed to a better commute

premium_icon Committed to a better commute

IT will take teamwork to negotiate a deal that will reshape southeast Queensland for the better, writes Graham Quirk.

Ignoring racing will hurt Palaszczuk at the polls

premium_icon Ignoring racing will hurt Palaszczuk at the polls

IT’S an industry that employs more than 43,000 people and contributes $1.2 billion a year to our economy — but it has been abandoned, writes Peter Gleeson.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Trump on epic winning streak

Trump on epic winning streak

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has shocked the world and is now on a dramatic winning streak thanks to a series of victories.

Is it time to re-name southeast Queensland?

premium_icon Is it time to re-name southeast Queensland?

IS it time to think of a new term to describe the surging, beating, 21st-century heart of your state that now goes by the geography-book descriptor of southeast...

OPINION: Opera House saga over horse race a disgrace

OPINION: Opera House saga over horse race a disgrace

I CAN'T be the only one aghast at the fiasco regarding running a barrier draw for a horse race on the Sydney Opera House.

Sat 6 Oct 2018

'My kids go to a swanky private school, I'm so embarrassed'

'My kids go to a swanky private school, I'm so embarrassed'

KELLY Baker spends more than $60,000 per year to send her sons to one of Sydney's fanciest schools - but she's got a confession to make.

Opinion: Bachelor bombshell a waste of everyone's time

Opinion: Bachelor bombshell a waste of everyone's time

Sarah Steger always thought the Honey Badger was the one for her. "But now, his golden locks do nothing for me," she says.

World’s dumbest election plan

World’s dumbest election plan

WHEN Malcolm Turnbull was ousted from his position it left a big hole for the prime ministerial seat. But who will win?

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