Opinion

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Detective wrongly crucified by social media pile-on

premium_icon Detective wrongly crucified by social media pile-on

Detective Thompson didn’t say what you think he said. But in the age of the social media pile-on, the whole truth matters little, writes Kate Kyriacou.

OUR SAY: Time for men to take responsibility

premium_icon OUR SAY: Time for men to take responsibility

It’s time for men to lead on the issue of toxic masculinity, no matter whether you think you’re not the problem.

How the Tiger shirtfronted the Premier one last time

premium_icon How the Tiger shirtfronted the Premier one last time

A shrewd strategist to the last, rogue Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller used a little-known parliamentary convention to one-up the Premier as she resigned from Parliament in...

Thu 20 Feb 2020

A custody battle did not kill those kids – an evil man did

A custody battle did not kill those kids – an evil man did

The Family Court and the “system” is far from perfect but the “system” did not fail Rowan Baxter. The killer dad is the only failure here.

The robot apocalypse is coming, but how do we prepare?

premium_icon The robot apocalypse is coming, but how do we prepare?

Secure, well-paid jobs are slowly evaporating and being replaced by electronic and digital alternatives. , writes Mark Morey.

One word that forced Queen to ban Meghan

One word that forced Queen to ban Meghan

It’s one word, five little letters, but it left the Queen with no option but to completely excise Prince Harry and Meghan from royal life.

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Time to stop expecting hand-outs when things go wrong

premium_icon Time to stop expecting hand-outs when things go wrong

The Australian public and businesses have become addicted to government subsidies whenever disaster hits.

Search for missing flight MH370 must be reopened

premium_icon Search for missing flight MH370 must be reopened

We all suspected it and finally, Tony Abbott has revealed what he was told by Malaysian officials about MH370. And it alone is enough to reopen the search.

Tue 18 Feb 2020

No, Bettina Arndt. Women who want respect are not ‘bitches’

premium_icon No, Bettina Arndt. Women who want respect are not ‘bitches’

The Order of Australia recipient blamed a dating guide for turning women into bitches. How dare she use this term to describe our women, says Frances Whiting.

Holden’s open letter to Australians

Holden’s open letter to Australians

The last chairman of the iconic car brand has penned an open letter thanking Australia — but letting go of Holden isn’t going to be easy.

Shorten leaves Albo in a tough spot

premium_icon Shorten leaves Albo in a tough spot

It’s a legacy left by unpopular former Labor leader Bill Shorten — and one his successor Anthony Albanese must now deal with, writes Renee Viellaris.

Stop hating on Celeste Barber. She’s a national star

premium_icon Stop hating on Celeste Barber. She’s a national star

She has arguably done more than most to support the victims of this tragic summer of bushfires, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for the mean-spirited trolls.

Why Teflon Trad was never going to get rolled

premium_icon Why Teflon Trad was never going to get rolled

The Labor Caucus was a fizzer, bnt there was good reason tensions over Jackie Trad were never going to come to a head, writes Steven Wardill. VOTE IN OUR POLL

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Gleeso: The cult keeping Trad in power

premium_icon Gleeso: The cult keeping Trad in power

Jackie Trad’s Labor Left faction is more cult than party, disciplined to worship the leader at all costs. And therein lies the problem, writes Peter Gleeson.

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.

OPINION: Stop saying ‘your OP doesn’t really matter’

premium_icon OPINION: Stop saying ‘your OP doesn’t really matter’

High school results may not mean much to some but to others, they mean an awful lot.

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.

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