Opinion

Wed 4 Dec 2019

The dark side of frequent flyer schemes

The dark side of frequent flyer schemes

Millions of Australians are members of loyalty schemes – but it turns out these schemes have been gaining more from us than we might think, Jason Murphy says.

Queen’s ‘dangerous’ day of reckoning

Queen’s ‘dangerous’ day of reckoning

At 93 years old, the Queen is facing one of the most “dangerous junctures” of her reign – and what she does next could destroy the entire monarchy.

Who is to blame for Australia’s terrible PISA results?

premium_icon Who is to blame for Australia’s terrible PISA results?

An international student ranking has revealed Australia has gone backwards on the numeracy and literacy scale.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Hanson: Why I couldn’t back union-busting bill

premium_icon Hanson: Why I couldn’t back union-busting bill

The Government has made a number of allegations about me since the vote on the Ensuring Integrity Bill last Thursday, and all of them are false.

'Death seemed kinder than my daughter's drug hell'

premium_icon 'Death seemed kinder than my daughter's drug hell'

‘It’s a terrible thing to admit as a parent that I wished the release from this world for my child’

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Why bullying has become harder to contain and ignore

premium_icon Why bullying has become harder to contain and ignore

Before the internet, bullying ended when you withdrew from whatever environment you were in. But now, the bullying dynamic is harder to contain and harder to ignore.

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Could the X-rated factor save Superman?

premium_icon Could the X-rated factor save Superman?

DC’s heroes are darker than the Marvel ones, with many upcoming movies going R-rated. And it’s time for the Man Of Steel to get raunchy, Duncan Lay writes.

Horrifying sex demands men send me

Horrifying sex demands men send me

Opening up and reading all your DMs can be a minefield if you’re a woman — something Nadia Bokody has learnt the hard way.

Brisbane twins parents need compassion, not judgment

premium_icon Brisbane twins parents need compassion, not judgment

The death of two six-week-old twin girls shouldn’t be met with this kind of venom and hatred, writes Lucy Carne.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Australians should embrace the Thanksgiving holiday

premium_icon Australians should embrace the Thanksgiving holiday

Of all the American traditions, Thanksgiving is one of the hardest for a foreigner to fully get their head around.

What Prince Andrew’s mess means for Beatrice’s wedding

premium_icon What Prince Andrew’s mess means for Beatrice’s wedding

Thanks to her father’s recent interview, Princess Beatrice’s big day is now set to look very different to what she once imagined. Better get thee to a registry...

The turtle that’s good at hiding from scientists

premium_icon The turtle that’s good at hiding from scientists

If the Urannah Dam project goes ahead Irwin’s Turtle could be sent to extinction.

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Another day, another scandal for dogged deputy

premium_icon Another day, another scandal for dogged deputy

The Opposition must be thinking all its Christmases have come at once as Jackie Trad lurches from crisis to crisis, writes Steven Wardill.

‘Bitter’ royal rift dividing the palace

‘Bitter’ royal rift dividing the palace

Rumours of William and Harry’s alleged feud have been flying – but it turns out the real royal divide is between a far more senior pair, says Daniela Elser.

Boomer bonus bleeding the rest of us dry

Boomer bonus bleeding the rest of us dry

Baby Boomers bleat that they’ve earned everything they’ve got – but this graph proves things aren’t anywhere near as fair as they claim.

Why Morrison won’t dump Taylor

premium_icon Why Morrison won’t dump Taylor

There is one reason Scott Morrison won’t punt his embattled Energy Minister – and it’s a reason that will strengthen his position in Coalition ranks

Queen to blame for Prince Andrew’s bratty behaviour

premium_icon Queen to blame for Prince Andrew’s bratty behaviour

Making friends with a convicted paedophile aside, Prince Andrew’s inflated sense of entitlement and belief he was above the rules were learned at home.

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Calm down, it’s Santa — not Satan: Opinion

premium_icon Calm down, it’s Santa — not Satan: Opinion

Presents are materialistic, cards are unsustainable and children should be told the truth — not even Christmas is safe from attacks, writes Louise Roberts.

Princess Beatrice’s sad ‘plan B’ wedding

Princess Beatrice’s sad ‘plan B’ wedding

Last year, her sister Eugenie had a fairytale royal wedding – but Beatrice’s big day is shaping up to be very different.

82 days between CCC Trad blast and apology

premium_icon 82 days between CCC Trad blast and apology

It was Deputy Premier Jackie Trad's failure to provide Parliament an accurate of account of her financial affairs seriously which caused the integrity saga.

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