Opinion

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Restrictions an 'abuse of power' says resident

premium_icon Restrictions an 'abuse of power' says resident

"All restrictions have been on the advice of medical information. Nothing has been based on social advice. No other minister has been consulted."

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Scrap pay rises for pen-pushing public servants

premium_icon Scrap pay rises for pen-pushing public servants

Queensland’s 270,000 public servants – other than those on the front line – should be disqualified from their 2.5 per cent pay rise on July 1.

What Channel 9 needs to do to cure NRL coronavirus Blues

premium_icon What Channel 9 needs to do to cure NRL coronavirus Blues

Oh for the a replay of the Broncos glory days when Alfie was the little maestro.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

‘Not being able to touch people you love hurts the most’

‘Not being able to touch people you love hurts the most’

What a sad irony it is that at a time when we need reassurance the most, we can’t experience the comfort of holding hands or hugging our parents.

Premier, how dare you! Voting should not be health hazard

premium_icon Premier, how dare you! Voting should not be health hazard

Any respect for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has now vanished with the decision to wimp out for political gains.

GRAPHIC: China’s wet markets should be banned

GRAPHIC: China’s wet markets should be banned

The cruel wetmarkets that led to the coronavirus pandemic should be banned, writes Dan Wootton. Warning: Graphic content

Why compassion must drive our coronavirus response

premium_icon Why compassion must drive our coronavirus response

Now is the time for governments at all levels to re-engage with communities and to put people first, argues Bill Hoffman.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Hands up who'll miss the Footy

premium_icon Hands up who'll miss the Footy

For as long as I can remember, Friday night has been about watching the footy. So what are we supposed to do now?

One thing is clear in mixed messages: Our leaders are at war

premium_icon One thing is clear in mixed messages: Our leaders are at war

The confused messaging from governments — to say nothing of the Ruby Princess cruise ship debacle — has its roots in a state-federal power contest.

Big call the Premier will need to make next

premium_icon Big call the Premier will need to make next

It would be a highly controversial move, but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is running out of time – and options, writes Steven Wardill.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

One word behind Jacinda’s virus success

One word behind Jacinda’s virus success

One quality makes Jacinda Ardern particularly effective in a crisis. It’s an ingredient Australia’s coronavirus responses has lacked.

‘Horrifying figures’: Important message from top doc

premium_icon ‘Horrifying figures’: Important message from top doc

THE coronavirus epidemic will be a major challenge for Australia, and is likely to take thousands of lives.

Council’s found its community spirit far too late

premium_icon Council’s found its community spirit far too late

It shouldn’t take a global health pandemic to remind our council just who it serves, and the need to use kindness, Scott Sawyer writes.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Most shocking claims from Woody Allen’s memoir

Most shocking claims from Woody Allen’s memoir

“Woody Allen has produced one of the most tone-deaf, disgusting, bitter, self-pitying, horrifically un-put-downable memoirs since Mein Kampf.”

How will COVID-19 permanently change the way we live?

premium_icon How will COVID-19 permanently change the way we live?

We can be sure that this will one day end and most of us will survive, writes Paul Williams. But it’s anyone’s guess how coronavirus will alter society.

Virus crisis: An open letter to teachers

premium_icon Virus crisis: An open letter to teachers

Our teachers have put up with a lot in recent years. They’ve been asked to dig deeper than ever. But there’s one thing they should know, writes Keith Woods.

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Aussies can't handle a world in grey

premium_icon Coronavirus: Aussies can't handle a world in grey

The coronavirus has most Aussies living in the grey, and they just can’t handle it, writes Sue Clohesy.

OPINION: Real reason Aussies just aren’t getting it

OPINION: Real reason Aussies just aren’t getting it

Hours after NSW moved to stage one lockdowns, thousands of Aussies were photographed flouting the rules – here’s why we still don’t get it.

Border closure decision made with no foresight

premium_icon Border closure decision made with no foresight

It is painfully apparent the State Government had not done the work to figure out how the shutdown would operate before it was announced, writes Steven Wardill.

Don’t drag it out: How a short lockdown can save the economy

premium_icon Don’t drag it out: How a short lockdown can save the economy

The best way to win a war is to win it quickly. A two-week total lockdown would enable us to stop the spread of coronavirus and reboot the economy.

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