Opinion

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.

Gympie region prepares to pray for rain this weekend

premium_icon Gympie region prepares to pray for rain this weekend

The Wesleyan Methodist Church on the Southside will be "praying for rain” at their 6.30pm service this Sunday

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There is so much more it will blow your mind

Talking mental health is hard, but don't let the fear win

premium_icon Talking mental health is hard, but don't let the fear win

In the spirit of an important message on an important day, here's a bit of my story.

YOUR SAY: Traditional burn-offs could prevent disaster

premium_icon YOUR SAY: Traditional burn-offs could prevent disaster

'Maybe we need to learn from the Aborigines as we have now ruined the soil.'

Courage under fire to help complete strangers

premium_icon Courage under fire to help complete strangers

It’s a special breed of person who willingly puts themselves in harm’s way to help complete strangers.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

We’re still living in a post 9/11 world

premium_icon We’re still living in a post 9/11 world

The September 11 attacks changed history in ways we never envisaged at the time — and make the preceding bloody decade seem like a golden age in comparison, writes...

Why Police Media's complaints are a cop-out

premium_icon Why Police Media's complaints are a cop-out

Bushfires are extremely stressful for everyone, but that doesn't mean news media should be shamed for trying to keep people informed.

Fire can’t destroy what’s alive in spirit

premium_icon Fire can’t destroy what’s alive in spirit

For those hundreds of thousands of people who have stayed there, Binna Burra Lodge is a loss that feels personal, writes Frances Whiting.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Fire crews save Angourie from ember shower

premium_icon Fire crews save Angourie from ember shower

THE men and women who put themselves directly in the line of fire are the difference between whole neighbourhoods standing or smouldering.

Will this be our fire season from hell?

premium_icon Will this be our fire season from hell?

In almost 35 years in newspapers in Queensland, I can’t remember a fire season like this in terms of stories dominating our coverage. Straight out of hell.

The devastating bushfire image that said it all

premium_icon The devastating bushfire image that said it all

It was the smallest creature who offered the greatest perspective as one of the most devasating bushfires wreaked havoc, writes Ann Wason Moore.

Predators, dealers get less than a battling grazier

Predators, dealers get less than a battling grazier

Grazier taken down in court for trying to survive, criminals walk free for much worse.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

No grand parade, $5 cover charge and windblown dustbowl

premium_icon No grand parade, $5 cover charge and windblown dustbowl

OPINION: Kilkivan Great Horse Ride not so great for newcomer looking forward to the spectacle of the grand parade

Byron’s beachside soul trampled by Instagram tragics

premium_icon Byron’s beachside soul trampled by Instagram tragics

Byron used to be where wet hair, sandy feet and solid work ethic were the norm. Now the surfing hotspot has been overrun by the Instagram elite, trying to make...

'CEO must act - give Gympie gun clubs 60 days to vacate'

premium_icon 'CEO must act - give Gympie gun clubs 60 days to vacate'

OPINION: The council CEO needs to urgently act in ratepayers, koalas and kids health interests and, without waiting for councillor approval 

Sun 8 Sep 2019

We owe them more than a debt of gratitude

premium_icon We owe them more than a debt of gratitude

Our 36,000 rural firefighting volunteers drop everything to protect our communities. Is it fair for them to suffer economic loss through that sacrifice?

Surprising location of stunning wines

premium_icon Surprising location of stunning wines

Ignore these wines at your peril, warns Travis Schultz

The cruel twist Karl didn’t see coming

The cruel twist Karl didn’t see coming

In the controversial 60 Minutes exposé on Meghan Markle, there’s an awkward twist that makes it even more confusing. James Weir writes.

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Office moment that led to sex complaint

Office moment that led to sex complaint

Every day for months, Matt went for coffee with an assistant in his office — then one day their relationship changed, leaving Matt reeling.

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