Opinion

Fri 13 Apr 2018

Why I’m proud to be a Pink Lady

Why I’m proud to be a Pink Lady

BEING diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago could have been a lonely experience. Instead I found comfort in being part of an incredible support network of...

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Are the Games really worth it?

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Are the Games really worth it?

VIDEO: How does the Commonwealth Games stack up against the Olympics, and is it truly worth all the hype?

Thu 12 Apr 2018

I took Zuckerberg’s advice and I regret everything

I took Zuckerberg’s advice and I regret everything

I CHECKED my Facebook data on Mark Zuckerberg’s advice, and discovered a most private trauma had been used as an advertising opportunity, writes Katy Hall.

What to think about before going guarantor

What to think about before going guarantor

IT MIGHT seem like the right thing to do, but being guarantor on a loan for a loved one can ruin finances and families.

Far from conclusive evidence of first Australian residents

Far from conclusive evidence of first Australian residents

To claim the present Aborigines are descendants of the first people to walk this land is folly and I believe the deliberate distortion of history.

Youth suicide: how can we offer hope to this generation?

Youth suicide: how can we offer hope to this generation?

RILEY Owen leaves behind a lot of people who supported him, who love him and who will miss him like crazy, writes former chaplain Stuart White.

SOAPBOX: A coward punch is a disgraceful act

SOAPBOX: A coward punch is a disgraceful act

AS AN eldest child, I'll admit in my teens I complained of over-protective parents, especially when I finally came of age and ventured out to night life venues.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

Alcohol is not a dirty word

premium_icon Alcohol is not a dirty word

AUSTRALIANS have turned self-loathing about alcohol into a national sport, writes James Morrow. So we enjoy a drink or two. That’s no reason to turn it into the...

Tue 10 Apr 2018

LETTERS: Republics end in disaster

LETTERS: Republics end in disaster

I'M NOT surprised that Prince Charles declined to address an Australian Republican Movement meeting.

Why days of playing up are over

premium_icon Why days of playing up are over

LIFE for a footballer has never been better but players have to recognise and accept that some things are different in 2018 and the ‘train hard, play hard’ mantra...

Can we trust Zuckerberg with AI?

premium_icon Can we trust Zuckerberg with AI?

MARK Zuckerberg has crashed the Facebook car like a delinquint hoon. Now, why would we trust him with artificial intelligence, argues Peter Judd.

‘My husband’s Tinder dates came to my house’

premium_icon ‘My husband’s Tinder dates came to my house’

IN our technologically savvy world, it’s never been easier to cheat on your partner. But it’s also never been harder to keep a secret, as one man discovered, writes...

Abbott’s still a fighter

premium_icon Abbott’s still a fighter

AS Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull clash on Liddell power station, the main event is shaping up as a battle about what it truly means to be a Liberal government.

Why the kids’ iPad should be locked away

premium_icon Why the kids’ iPad should be locked away

THIS brave new world is doing my old head in. First it was Minecraft, then it was Roblox, now, apparently, it’s Fortnite.

Mon 9 Apr 2018

James Weir reviews: Beaten beefcake’s humongous tantrum

James Weir reviews: Beaten beefcake’s humongous tantrum

TEMPER tantrums and collapses have started to dominate the Commonwealth Games. Athletes are falling under the strain — as is our recapper James Weir.

Are the Greens headed for extinction?

Are the Greens headed for extinction?

Gympie political commentator Colin Claridge thinks the Greens are an endangered species.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

Editor's desk: Lucky to have good people represent Bundy

Editor's desk: Lucky to have good people represent Bundy

First impression: Decent people representing the community.

Divided by race in a public space

Divided by race in a public space

Separating black from white in hospitals was wrong then and it's wrong now

Fri 6 Apr 2018

‘It’s war’: Trump’s new obsession

‘It’s war’: Trump’s new obsession

DONALD Trump has picked a new target for his latest feud, ranting obsessively about it. This is why he’s so mad.

Thu 5 Apr 2018

LETTERS: Polls can't be trusted

LETTERS: Polls can't be trusted

I WAS wondering when we were going to be subjected to more rantings from the preachers of left-wing Labor/Green garbage.

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