Opinion

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Australia: A land of gutless, corrupt politicians

Australia: A land of gutless, corrupt politicians

I hate a smoke-choked country, a land of charcoal plains, of gutless, corrupt politicians, of droughts and climate change.

Is ‘helping’ with school homework really that bad?

premium_icon Is ‘helping’ with school homework really that bad?

In the dream scenario children would be more than happy to complete their homework on their own. But when has that ever actually happened, asks Darren Levin.

Hey Morrison, get us home now

premium_icon Hey Morrison, get us home now

After two weeks of involuntary quarantine at sea, we now face more of it on home soil. It’s time for Scott Morrison to step up and treat us with some respect.

Hats off to Llew, but he should go further

premium_icon Hats off to Llew, but he should go further

As a conservative voter I have nothing but admiration for Member for Wide Bay Member Llew O’Brien for his stand.

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Caucus meeting set to decide Deputy Premier’s future

premium_icon Caucus meeting set to decide Deputy Premier’s future

OPINION: After anger, bitternes and scheming for Jackie Trad detractors, an invitation has been extended. Will they put up, or shut up, asks Jessica Marszalek.

My husband is having a mid-life crisis

premium_icon My husband is having a mid-life crisis

Fran Whiting says her husband is displaying some worrying behaviour, and breaking the unwritten contract between couples.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

‘Downright stupid’: Trump’s perfect weapon

‘Downright stupid’: Trump’s perfect weapon

Donald Trump is vulnerable. But with a new frontrunner emerging in the Democratic primaries, his opponents risk giving him the perfect weapon.

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Uncomfortable truth behind Kyly and Michael Clarke’s split

premium_icon Uncomfortable truth behind Kyly and Michael Clarke’s split

Michael and Kyly Clarke asked for privacy. But when making your name from being in the public eye, interest comes with the territory, writes Kim Wilson.

Joe Hildebrand on the greatest outrage in American politics

Joe Hildebrand on the greatest outrage in American politics

Despite years of lampooning President Trump, Trump’s biggest rivals haven’t figured out a way to beat him, writes Joe Hildebrand – this is why.

Blame it on the rain — not Elton John

premium_icon Blame it on the rain — not Elton John

Any outdoor show has a weather risk. If you don’t like it, go to an indoor concert. But, please, don’t blame the artist if gets cancelled.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Why men’s hero work doesn’t measure up

premium_icon Why men’s hero work doesn’t measure up

Women still get a raw deal when it comes to domestic drudgery

OPINION: Why are we failing our children?

premium_icon OPINION: Why are we failing our children?

The trainwreck teens who are stealing cars and robbing people today were doomed by the failure of government.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

How Pete Buttigieg predicted his battle with Bernie

premium_icon How Pete Buttigieg predicted his battle with Bernie

A high school essay by a teenage Pete Buttigieg foretold the Democrats’ mess. One thing is certain: today’s Mayor Pete feels a lot less awe for rival Bernie

’Dark’ line MAFS producers have crossed

’Dark’ line MAFS producers have crossed

Every year Married At First Sight serves up an problematic platter of people for us to watch – but this year, casting took a dark twist, says Alex Carlton.

Comment: Michael McCormack, you’re on borrowed time

premium_icon Comment: Michael McCormack, you’re on borrowed time

The latest scandal to rock the National Party goes beyond incompetence - it goes to judgment and integrity, writes Renee Viellaris.

OPINION: Don’t underestimate the right to coal power

premium_icon OPINION: Don’t underestimate the right to coal power

The brawl over a Collinsville coal-fired power station shows the divide between the north and the nation. Ignore them at your peril, writes Michael Madigan.

Chinese restaurants deserve so much better from us

premium_icon Chinese restaurants deserve so much better from us

You wouldn’t let down our farmers in times of crisis. So it’s shameful to see how quickly we’ve turned our backs on Chinese restaurants over coronavirus fears.

Why so many anti-vaxxers are total hypocrites

premium_icon Why so many anti-vaxxers are total hypocrites

Many of the people warning parents off vaccines show themselves to be total hypocrites by their advice on another issue, writes Keith Woods.

The Greenies just don’t give a damn

premium_icon The Greenies just don’t give a damn

The Greens and climate change demonstrators who want the coal industry shut down should tell us what they expect these fellow workers do for a living.

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Meet the ‘tradwife’: Hates feminism and serves her husband

premium_icon Meet the ‘tradwife’: Hates feminism and serves her husband

'Tradwives' are marching into the kitchen. But is this white supremacy tied up in apron strings or a symptom of something more mundane, writes Tory Shepherd.

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