Opinion

Sun 24 Jan 2021

MAX CRUS: Got to make the best of a bad situation

Premium Content MAX CRUS: Got to make the best of a bad situation

‘Confiscation of land and lifestyle isn’t even the worst bit of die-hard 26th of January types, it’s that even after nearly 250 years some people still think it’s a...

O’Brien: ‘We are all  a part of Australia’s story’

Premium Content O’Brien: ‘We are all a part of Australia’s story’

Wide Bay MP shares message of unity and mutual respect from all ahead of January 26.

Sat 23 Jan 2021

Queen problem Kate has to fix

Queen problem Kate has to fix

The Queen is still being plagued by an age-old problem and it’s now fallen to Kate Middleton to find a solution to this issue that threatens the royal family.

James Cook’s little known secret letter

James Cook’s little known secret letter

When James Cook arrived on our shores he was clutching a secret letter that blows the whole concept of Australia Day out of the water, says Muriel Bin Dol.

Not only anti-vaxxers will resist the rollout

Premium Content Not only anti-vaxxers will resist the rollout

Believe it or not, it’s not only the regular anti-vax crowd who’ll need to be convinced to get the COVID-19 jab, writes Jessica Marszalek.

'What we got so wrong about Nick Kyrgios'

Premium Content 'What we got so wrong about Nick Kyrgios'

He was once known as the super brat of the game but Nick Kyrgios has shaped up as the Open’s unexpected voice of reason, say David Meddows and Amy Harris.

Why the Tokyo Olympics must not be stopped

Premium Content Why the Tokyo Olympics must not be stopped

The Tokyo Olympics of 2021, will not be the sporting spectacle that was first planned, but it may just be what the world needs right now, says Julian Linden.

Wildlife rescue group rejects council green levy claim

Premium Content Wildlife rescue group rejects council green levy claim

LETTER: There is no legislative requirement requiring the awarding of grants by Council to be decided by the elected Council

Fri 22 Jan 2021

'Court’s toxic views don’t make her worthy of acclaim'

Premium Content 'Court’s toxic views don’t make her worthy of acclaim'

Australia Day honours should not go to someone like Margaret Court who spreads hatred and dangerous views about minority groups, says Susie O’Brien.

Tennis stars’ insufferable moaning ruining a great game

Premium Content Tennis stars’ insufferable moaning ruining a great game

Some Australian Open stars have worn their sense of entitlement like a headband — underscoring shabbier aspects of a wonderful game, writes Patrick Carlyon.

What the ‘offenderati’ get wrong about Australia Day

Premium Content What the ‘offenderati’ get wrong about Australia Day

Moves to change the date of Australia Day, or ignore it altogether at the cricket, is pointless, divisive — and won’t help indigenous Australians, writes Jacinta...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will Australia Day unite us?

Premium Content LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will Australia Day unite us?

Harry Bruce’s cartoon of the day and readers have their say on current events.

Thu 21 Jan 2021

Biden, good luck ending US ‘uncivil war’

Premium Content Biden, good luck ending US ‘uncivil war’

As much as Biden may pledge to be a “president for all Americans”, his own foreshadowed policies will make that task all the more difficult, writes James Morrow.

Wed 20 Jan 2021

Unanswered question in MP’s birthday bash

Premium Content Unanswered question in MP’s birthday bash

An altercation involving an MP at a Queensland nightspot has so far prompted more questions than answers, writes Steven Wardill.

Tue 19 Jan 2021

'Impossible India: The day bullies became the bullied'

Premium Content 'Impossible India: The day bullies became the bullied'

It was the day when The Irrepressibles became The Immortals. Take it all India. You deserve it, writes ROBERT CRADDOCK.

OUR SAY: Alternative facts show problem with Australia Day

Premium Content OUR SAY: Alternative facts show problem with Australia Day

It may be well meaning, but the facts are clear, and we need to acknowledge the real problem

This is why Joe Biden faces an enormous task: Kennett

Premium Content This is why Joe Biden faces an enormous task: Kennett

Joe Biden must try to regain international respect by uniting a divided nation, writes Jeff Kennett.

Strange shape in the sky over Mary Valley

Strange shape in the sky over Mary Valley

As drenching rain and storms hit the coast on Saturday a strange shape in the sky got people talking

LETTER: Why O’Brien should do more to fix our housing crisis

Premium Content LETTER: Why O’Brien should do more to fix our housing crisis

‘In light of the misery... (he) suffered, why isn’t he at the forefront of making sure none of the peasants in his electorate ever face the same demoralising...

Tech giants’ bans have trumped free speech

Premium Content Tech giants’ bans have trumped free speech

If you are so repulsed by what Donald Trump says on his social media platforms, unfollow or block him, writes Jake Thrupp.

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