Opinion

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Labor continues to ignore what free speech really means

premium_icon Labor continues to ignore what free speech really means

The Australian left continues to make a self-righteous fool of itself yet again, writes Caroline Marcus.

The pros and cons of an automatic-only licence

The pros and cons of an automatic-only licence

Many parents used to insist their learner driver son or daughter get a manual licence.

‘Mum, what is all this talk about abortion?’

premium_icon ‘Mum, what is all this talk about abortion?’

‘My 15-year-old daughter sidled up to me last Sunday while I was preparing dinner: “Mum,” she began, “what’s your view of abortion?” I was only slightly surprised...

‘If we don’t listen, who will?’

premium_icon ‘If we don’t listen, who will?’

Our elderly are facing a housing crisis. This week Ann Wason Moore asks the question: “If we don’t listen, who will?”

How my kitchen renovation turned into a six-week nightmare

premium_icon How my kitchen renovation turned into a six-week nightmare

"I DECIDED to bite the bullet... and I have tried very hard to not complain”.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

My child is my best friend. What’s wrong with that?

premium_icon My child is my best friend. What’s wrong with that?

Countless parenting experts say that children and adults don’t mix, but in the case of my eight-year-old daughter and I that’s simply not true.

Sorry, Gladys. The abortion bill will haunt you forever

premium_icon Sorry, Gladys. The abortion bill will haunt you forever

I don’t know what’s more gutless: Trying to ram through abortion laws or hiding in her office, refusing to even speak on the bill, writes Peta Credlin.

Sun 11 Aug 2019

No more honour among criminals: Magistrate

premium_icon No more honour among criminals: Magistrate

THERE is no honour among criminals and offending, including by children, has become “really nasty” a retiring Queensland magistrate has said.

OPINION: Most people want a secular Australia

premium_icon OPINION: Most people want a secular Australia

"People in this country have the freedom to practise whatever religion they want, but now Christians believe they should have special rights to discriminate”

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Homelessness in older women is a disturbing new trend

premium_icon Homelessness in older women is a disturbing new trend

I READ a statistic this week that I found quite disturbing.It was in a background paper prepared by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Fri 9 Aug 2019

NSW abortion bill is simply ‘legal gendercide’

premium_icon NSW abortion bill is simply ‘legal gendercide’

The Berejiklian government is one pathologically out of step with the public. They now sanction sex-selection abortion, meaning fewer girl babies will be born.

Buy, sell or hold: the pick of our pollies

premium_icon Buy, sell or hold: the pick of our pollies

If Queensland MPs were listed on the ASX, which ones would you buy, who would you sell and are any at risk of a run-in with the regulators?

Wed 7 Aug 2019

The terrifying truth facing Mackay's landowners

premium_icon The terrifying truth facing Mackay's landowners

The hot and dry conditions of late 2018 were unbearable. For weeks we had spot fires burning on the mountains surrounding our farm, writes Michelle Ready.

Ipswich readers' support for Pisasale angers many

premium_icon Ipswich readers' support for Pisasale angers many

Whether you like it or not, the former Ipswich mayor remains a popular figure in the city.

Rehab for animal abusers should happen in jail

premium_icon Rehab for animal abusers should happen in jail

The case of a uni student’s attack on an echidna last week left me wondering if the punishment fit the crime, writes the RSPCA’s Tracey Jackson.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

One chilling word in killer’s manifesto

One chilling word in killer’s manifesto

OPINION: One word appears over and over again in the El Paso shooter’s twisted manifesto. It is a word that should sound horribly familiar, writes Sam Clench.

Aussies can’t help America in ‘gruesome’ groundhog day

premium_icon Aussies can’t help America in ‘gruesome’ groundhog day

THERE'S been yet another mass shooting in America, writes Ann Wason Moore. And while we love Americans, we have to realise there is nothing we can do for them.

We need to cut stress for our teachers and children

premium_icon We need to cut stress for our teachers and children

Pressure is building in the education system on both teachers and children, and it's time the government focused on supporting their wellbeing.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Higher prizemoney motivations for new season

premium_icon Higher prizemoney motivations for new season

Nominations are normally high around this time of the year. There is no difference at Ipswich on Wednesday.

CLARENCE CHATTERBOX: Password fatigue spurs new technology

premium_icon CLARENCE CHATTERBOX: Password fatigue spurs new technology

Updating passwords can be annoying, is there a better way?

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