Opinion

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Surely human lives are more important than sharks

premium_icon Surely human lives are more important than sharks

Whether drum lines provide a real or perceived safety net is irrelevant, writes Rae Wilson.

OUR SAY: The dark side of footy finals

premium_icon OUR SAY: The dark side of footy finals

Daily Examiner reporters share their views on violence and sport

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Why regions should stop whinging about funding

premium_icon Why regions should stop whinging about funding

Regional Queensland is struggling and governments at all levels don’t have the answers. But peddling falsehoods about funding favouritism doesn’t help anyone.

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Hey, mums: stop shunning stay-at-home dads

premium_icon Hey, mums: stop shunning stay-at-home dads

Getting men to take a more active role in parenting is difficult, given the attitude a lot of mothers seem to serve up to fathers at the playground, writes Sean...

OUR SAY: Science on climate is like a cancer

premium_icon OUR SAY: Science on climate is like a cancer

As Australia gets ready for the climate strike, the real truth is easy to find

Pauline Hanson is a danger to single mums and their children

premium_icon Pauline Hanson is a danger to single mums and their children

Pauline Hanson's family law inquiry will be a victim-blaming shaming farce designed to vilify single mums and domestic violence survivors, writes SHERELE MOODY.

Why woke parenting harms our kids

premium_icon Why woke parenting harms our kids

Manners, gender, saying ‘no’ and ‘naughty’ — woke parents have banned what most of us would regard as common sense, writes Louise Roberts. But what is so wrong with...

Wed 18 Sep 2019

OPINION: Open season for sharks in Whitsundays

premium_icon OPINION: Open season for sharks in Whitsundays

Sharks caught in the Great Barrier Reef marine park will now be tagged and released. It’s akin to catching Ivan Milat and then letting him out to continue his...

Survivor loser doesn’t deserve your cash

Survivor loser doesn’t deserve your cash

Australia, we’ve got it wrong — and in rallying behind Survivor favourite Luke Toki, we’ve missed a crucial point that cannot be ignored.

Grey nomads have no hope with 4WD towing laws

premium_icon Grey nomads have no hope with 4WD towing laws

There needs to be federal government decision on the matter of caravan and tow vehicle weight. Until then, confusion reigns across Australia.

Folk festival perfect chance to back town with bucks

premium_icon Folk festival perfect chance to back town with bucks

ANDREW Gale urges all to invite the city slickers down for a visit this weekend with a huge event planned just outside Warwick.

Why I returned to work two weeks after giving birth

premium_icon Why I returned to work two weeks after giving birth

It takes two people to make a baby. So why don’t our workplaces see it that way? We need to stop expecting women to sacrifice their careers, writes Gemma Lloyd.

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Star stable back in form

premium_icon Star stable back in form

The win on a Metropolitan Wednesday card boosted Connoisseur's career earnings to $145,000 from 21 career starts.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Our teachers deserve better than this

premium_icon Our teachers deserve better than this

It's not just crammed classrooms that should cause concern. Teachers must juggle lazy parenting, kids with learning difficulties and an inadequate curriculum.

Gleeso: Grey nomads still in the firing line

premium_icon Gleeso: Grey nomads still in the firing line

Queensland grey nomads are being discriminated against, and the cavalier actions of the Transport Minister have been laid bare, writes Peter Gleeson.

No ifs and no butts, clean up your act

No ifs and no butts, clean up your act

There's no time and place for littering of any kind, but a cigarette is on a whole level of its own.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Anthony Albanese’s ‘up-yours’ to vegans

Anthony Albanese’s ‘up-yours’ to vegans

IF A great leader is measured not just by the quality of his friends but by the quality of his enemies, Anthony Albanese could be the greatest yet.

Outrageous Insta trend is hilariously bad

Outrageous Insta trend is hilariously bad

If you don’t think this trend is out-of-touch, you’ve probably done it yourself. James Weir writes about the Insta craze that is so bad it’s hilarious.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

NECESSARY EVIL: Drug tests a case of tough love

premium_icon NECESSARY EVIL: Drug tests a case of tough love

ON THE surface random drug testing trial and cashless welfare cards appear provocative to a society that has rarely had its system shaken from the bottom up.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

My humiliating Today show sacking

My humiliating Today show sacking

From 2002 to 2004 Sami Lukis was living the dream, working as Today’s weather girl — but in January 2005, one phone call changed her life.

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