Opinion

Fri 16 Nov 2018

The real culprit in the sausage sanga debacle

premium_icon The real culprit in the sausage sanga debacle

The new rule about safely placing onions on bread is not really the fault of Bunnings. The blame lies with opportunists, writes David Penberthy.

We need Senate reform, now more than ever

premium_icon We need Senate reform, now more than ever

We need to talk about making changes to better suit modern society, writes Terry Sweetman.

'I don't know if you're going to come home in a body bag'

premium_icon 'I don't know if you're going to come home in a body bag'

A Sunshine Coast cyclist wants to remove the divide between drivers and cyclists, and show riders aren't just "traffic hazards".

My Health Record is the beginning of the end

premium_icon My Health Record is the beginning of the end

While we’re all for convenience in our busy lives, rarely do we stop to think about the real cost of handing over so much of our privacy, writes Louise Roberts.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Will Ipswich vote for councillors after state declares war?

premium_icon Will Ipswich vote for councillors after state declares war?

The QT has analysed the data: Here's how the removal of boundaries will affect the election of Ipswich's ten dismissed councillors.

Mangrove jack, bull sharks offer striking options

Mangrove jack, bull sharks offer striking options

WITH the weather warming up, mangrove jacks have been making a more regular appearance in the Gold Coast estuaries.

Bolt: This misplaced blame fools no one

premium_icon Bolt: This misplaced blame fools no one

Mohammed Omran is last person who should attack Prime Minister Scott Morrison for demanding Muslim leaders do more, writes Andrew Bolt.

Dear AFL: Leave the bloody game alone

premium_icon Dear AFL: Leave the bloody game alone

As the AFL explores the option of a best of three series for the grand final, Greg Davis has some advice for the decision-makers at AFL HQ.

Why refereeing is the hardest gig in the NRL

premium_icon Why refereeing is the hardest gig in the NRL

Like them or not, the NRL’s referees have the hardest job in the game. Drinking from a poisoned chalice, they’re going to cop it from all corners.

How I cured my fear of flying

premium_icon How I cured my fear of flying

On my first flight I was unbearably anxious, and my dread of planes has ruined holidays. I had to fix it. Here’s how I did it, writes Carly Portch.

Aussies are better than their leaders

premium_icon Aussies are better than their leaders

Australians have no interest in discriminating against LGBTQI people, and one year on from the Yes vote, they’re continuing to prove it.

China’s waste ban is a blessing in disguise

China’s waste ban is a blessing in disguise

Amid the doomsday prophesising that followed China’s announcement, it’s time to start telling a different story about our waste industry, writes Paul Klymenko.

Bunnings, get your hands off my sausage

premium_icon Bunnings, get your hands off my sausage

The decree about onion placement might seem ridiculous — because it is — but we should all be wary when corporations micromanage our lives, writes James Morrow.

‘Why I used to despise cyclists’

‘Why I used to despise cyclists’

Not long ago, Chris Cox used to think bikes shouldn’t be allowed on the road and loathed cyclists. Then, something changed.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Why Bunnings Oniongate is a bad omen for humanity

premium_icon Why Bunnings Oniongate is a bad omen for humanity

'Onion tears' are like 'crocodile tears' except they're the tears you cry when you realise homo sapien is probably going to 'stupid' itself into extinction

MILK SHAMED: 'The choice to pay more is one we can't afford'

premium_icon MILK SHAMED: 'The choice to pay more is one we can't afford'

FEEDING a big family means a lot of milk and forking out the extra money for brands is sometimes just not possible.

Let extremists self-deport to Syria – and stop demonising all Muslims

premium_icon Let extremists self-deport to Syria – and stop demonising all...

Islam is as ridiculous as all religions. It also has a problem with murderous terrorists claiming to act for it. But that’s no reason to demonise most followers

OPINION: Wait on, where's the cricket?

premium_icon OPINION: Wait on, where's the cricket?

Cricketer David Warner's call for Australians to get behind their team has come at a time when a new barrier has been thrown up to stop that happening.

The problem with Guthrie’s latest ABC accusation

premium_icon The problem with Guthrie’s latest ABC accusation

Accusing someone of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace can ruin a person’s career. Something Michelle Guthrie is likely aware of, writes Miranda Devine.

I found my cure for loneliness

premium_icon I found my cure for loneliness

I overcame my loneliness with therapy and a new-found comfort in my own company, but not everyone is able to find the same peace, writes Margaret Wenham.

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