Opinion

Mon 20 May 2019

Hawke's death a sad reminder of how far pollies have fallen

premium_icon Hawke's death a sad reminder of how far pollies have fallen

Former PM's death hits home just how far leadership credentials have fallen among elected few.

Sun 19 May 2019

Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start

premium_icon Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has etched himself a special place in the pages of the Liberal party and nation's history books with a victory few saw coming.

Scott Morrison’s ‘C-word’ moment

Scott Morrison’s ‘C-word’ moment

In a night of bombshells, it wasn’t ScoMo’s win that had Australia confused. It was a certain C-word he blurted out in his victory speech.

Sat 18 May 2019

Voters leave Bill Shorten with cake all over his face

premium_icon Voters leave Bill Shorten with cake all over his face

It’s truly remarkable that Bill Shorten did as badly as he did.

BOLT: An election on global warming. They lost

premium_icon BOLT: An election on global warming. They lost

In Queensland, where Labor seemed set to stop the giant Adani coal project, Labor went from picking up an expected three or four seats to losing three instead.

ScoMo — the campaign hero — revived a battered party

premium_icon ScoMo — the campaign hero — revived a battered party

For those who predicted the Coalition’s demise, this election showed that when lead by a truly Liberal leader, the centre-right enjoys wide support.

The only way to navigate divorce when kids are involved

premium_icon The only way to navigate divorce when kids are involved

Separation and divorce are often fraught with high emotions, particularly guilt, especially when kids are involved, writes Dr Judith Locke.

Fear campaign pays dividends for Coalition

premium_icon Fear campaign pays dividends for Coalition

Bill Hoffman says the mother of a fear campaign that may secure Coalition another term it does not deserve

Australia should win Eurovision. Sadly, we won’t

premium_icon Australia should win Eurovision. Sadly, we won’t

We may not be a European nation, but five years after joining the Eurovision Song Contest, we’ve earned a win fair and square, writes Kathy McCabe. Here’s why it’s...

Fri 17 May 2019

Who are these people? Senate parties explained

premium_icon Who are these people? Senate parties explained

When you go and vote this week you will be presented a dauntingly long piece of paper with a list of Queensland Senate hopefuls.

Are we voting for shared affluence or collective poverty?

premium_icon Are we voting for shared affluence or collective poverty?

Everyone professes to dislike government, yet we’re on track to elect one of the biggest governments the country has ever seen, writes David Penberthy.

Cost of doing nothing about youth detention

premium_icon Cost of doing nothing about youth detention

The plight of young offenders will get worse if this Government fails to fast-track a solution.

Thu 16 May 2019

Like it or not, we’re all responsible for poor education

premium_icon Like it or not, we’re all responsible for poor education

While we should lobby our politicians to improve the quality of Australia’s education system, let’s not pretend our young's learning is someone else’s problem.

Double standards of hardcore religious laid bare

premium_icon Double standards of hardcore religious laid bare

Folau saga, ScoMo's church cameras reveal the deep double standards held by the hardcore religious.

Time we stopped treating Aboriginal people like children

premium_icon Time we stopped treating Aboriginal people like children

IT’S been more than a decade since the Howard Government’s National Emergency Response policy — otherwise known as the Intervention — was rolled out.

No shame in singing along...but I promise to be clothed

No shame in singing along...but I promise to be clothed

ANDREW Gale shares his long-time love for belting out a tune.

Wed 15 May 2019

How serious are Shorten and ScoMo about domestic violence?

premium_icon How serious are Shorten and ScoMo about domestic violence?

Days out from the polls, we must consider if Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are serious about eradicating domestic violence in Australia, writes SHERELE MOODY.

Shorten playing gotcha with gays and hell

premium_icon Shorten playing gotcha with gays and hell

In one of the lowest tactics of the election campaign, Bill Shorten is trying to paint Prime Minister Scott Morrison as a homophobe all because of his Christian...

Youngsters have had enough of Aussie politicians

premium_icon Youngsters have had enough of Aussie politicians

Young people in this country are fed up with the state of Australian politics, Kaiya Ferguson writes.

Queensland seats could make or break the election

Queensland seats could make or break the election

This election is excruciatingly close and there are at least three seats which could throw the whole shooting match one way or another, with a twist.

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