Opinion

Mon 14 Jan 2019

The death of Queensland’s golf courses

premium_icon The death of Queensland’s golf courses

Many Queenslanders dream of retiring to a leisurely life spent on the golf course or living beside it. Now, across the suburbs, it’s the golf courses that are...

Self-regulation works really well in utopias

premium_icon Self-regulation works really well in utopias

Once, we were safe in the knowledge that if a travel company went bust, we’d be okay. But the government caving to industry pressure to self-regulate, has left...

The Today show’s accidental genius

premium_icon The Today show’s accidental genius

The Today show has been an unmitigated disaster for Nine but their latest move could have accidentally tapped into a vast unexploited audience of people like me,...

Sun 13 Jan 2019

OPINION: Why Trump and Palmer are great-ing on my nerves

premium_icon OPINION: Why Trump and Palmer are great-ing on my nerves

THEY say truth is stranger than fiction and often that's true, in politics, anyway.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Tipping point for common sense

premium_icon Tipping point for common sense

How cheap politics and patronage are pushing us to the edge and why we only have ourselves to blame.

Fri 11 Jan 2019

BOUNDARY RIDER: Toad talk a crazy idea

BOUNDARY RIDER: Toad talk a crazy idea

THE latest dead-weighted clunker to be thrown down the toilet of Australian politics was again produced by none other than Pauline Hanson.

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Were the Aussies really that bad?

premium_icon BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Were the Aussies really that bad?

IN Behind the Sports Desk Moose and Pottsy ask whether the Test series was won by the Indians, or was it lost by the Baggy Greens?

OPINION: Switching the focus on anxiety to joy

OPINION: Switching the focus on anxiety to joy

DO YOU remember the Sunday School definition of joy?

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Pauline Hanson, you’re the real pest

premium_icon Pauline Hanson, you’re the real pest

PAULINE Hanson’s call for Newstart recipients to earn welfare killing cane toads is just another way to cruelly attack the unemployed, writes Steven Wardill.

It’s time for Meghan to stop ghosting her dad

It’s time for Meghan to stop ghosting her dad

It might not be the new royal’s fault that her wayward father is embarrassing her from the sidelines, but only the Duchess of Sussex has the power to sort it out,...

A pair of shoes can say so much

premium_icon A pair of shoes can say so much

Shoe-gate speaks volumes about the current Government.

Wed 9 Jan 2019

In 2019, I resolve to be ... more selfish

In 2019, I resolve to be ... more selfish

It's not a pretty word and I feel a bit uncomfortable saying it out loud, but my word for the year is selfish.

Fraser Anning shouldn’t be branded a racist

premium_icon Fraser Anning shouldn’t be branded a racist

I agree Nazi salutes aren’t the best way to go, but Senator Fraser Anning shouldn’t be branded racist for wanting effective Australian border protection.

The secret message of Mary Poppins Returns

premium_icon The secret message of Mary Poppins Returns

The perfect nanny returned to our screens at just the right time. More than just a nostalgia trip, the sequel to the family favourite has a few lessons for a new...

Our dole system is a broken bad joke

premium_icon Our dole system is a broken bad joke

Our dole system is failing both workers and employers, and successive governments are to blame, writes Margaret Wenham. And now they’re hoping the problem will just...

Eight amazing things we learned from rally supporters

premium_icon Eight amazing things we learned from rally supporters

Think Hitler was a right-winger? You’ve clearly been brainwashed by the dastardly leftist media. Time to wake up ‘sheep-le’ and learn these truths

Tue 8 Jan 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody’s Globe win is a total miss

premium_icon Bohemian Rhapsody’s Globe win is a total miss

One of the greatest musicians of all time, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury deserved to have his larger-than-life story told honestly. But Bohemian Rhapsody missed...

Old age sucks: make the most of prime time

Old age sucks: make the most of prime time

It's heartbreaking watching those you love become frail, tired and sick and being at a loss to do anything to avert the inevitable.

There’s only one reason Deb got Today gig

premium_icon There’s only one reason Deb got Today gig

The appointment of Nine’s new breakfast show co-host shows why gender quotas are demeaning. Deborah Knight got the job for the same reason Karl Stefanovic had it...

High OP scores don’t equal good teachers

premium_icon High OP scores don’t equal good teachers

It may make for a good sound bite, but Labor’s plan to impose caps on prospective teachers is hardly the solution to our ongoing education crisis, writes Paul...

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