Opinion

Mon 11 Nov 2019

‘Why Remembrance Day fails to touch my heart’

‘Why Remembrance Day fails to touch my heart’

This Remembrance Day, my hope is that we seriously discuss Australia’s military ties and support those who fought the wars that have not ended any wars, writes...

Six women left behind during Stefanovic’s on-off Today reign

premium_icon Six women left behind during Stefanovic’s on-off Today reign

Karl Stefanovic has made his way back as host of Nine’s Today show after promising, without proof of evidence, something he is yet to deliver to Nine — a ratings...

Gleeso: Jaws script playing out in real life

premium_icon Gleeso: Jaws script playing out in real life

The denial over shark attacks and their impact on Queensland’s tourism industry is right out of an actual Hollywood blockbuster, writes Peter Gleeson.

Crash: Boofheads and Bali don’t mix

premium_icon Crash: Boofheads and Bali don’t mix

Bali should be a banned zone for all rugby league players, but even that may not be enough to save Broncos youngsters who appear to lack role models at the club.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Aussie tradition confuses the world

Aussie tradition confuses the world

We think it’s a straightforward tradition — but the rest of the world is baffled. What’s so confusing?

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Remembrance Day means more now than ever

premium_icon Remembrance Day means more now than ever

In WWI, we lost more men than any other country. My family’s story is not special. It is the story of so many Australian families, writes Lucy Carne.

‘Green schemes and snobbery crushing Aussie dream’

premium_icon ‘Green schemes and snobbery crushing Aussie dream’

Most Australians should feel free to “dream” but instead must struggle against regulations, urban geographer and Bradfield Orator, Joel Kotkin argues.

Another big year for brave Mia and her family

premium_icon Another big year for brave Mia and her family

Amy Wilkinson, whose brave six-year-old, Mia, won hearts after battling an infection which claimed all four limbs, opens up about the family’s big year.

Gun crime in the US has everyone living on edge

premium_icon Gun crime in the US has everyone living on edge

A dramatic gun scare on board a New York train has reminded Sarah Blake of the reality of life in the US - and why a firearms amnesty will never work there.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Why pics of Keanu’s girlfriend shocked me

Why pics of Keanu’s girlfriend shocked me

When I saw photos of Keanu Reeves with his first public girlfriend in decades, I’ll admit I was shocked by my own reaction.

This isn’t racism — it’s the Far Left at its worst

premium_icon This isn’t racism — it’s the Far Left at its worst

You’d think that an Australian horse winning the Melbourne Cup this week would be cause for celebration. But according to some, it’s racism at its worst.

Stop shaming mums on mobiles

premium_icon Stop shaming mums on mobiles

Your passing observation of a mother on her mobile is not a reflection of her attachment to her child or her ability to parent. So quit the condescending judgment.

Horror headlines killing Whitsunday tourism

premium_icon Horror headlines killing Whitsunday tourism

As Queensland again makes the news for all the wrong reasons we take an in-depth look at exactly what our options are in regards to stopping shark attacks.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Why we must listen to the mothers of dead soldiers

premium_icon Why we must listen to the mothers of dead soldiers

It is the burden no mother should bear — to lose your son after they have been broken by the system they served.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Shorten’s loss says a lot about how conservative we are

premium_icon Shorten’s loss says a lot about how conservative we are

Since federation we’ve had PMs who were Catholics, Freemasons, widowers and Rhodes scholars. Not once have we had a divorcee PM, says Michael McGuire.

Bring back the handwritten note

Bring back the handwritten note

Email and text messages seem to be killing the handwritten note … and I’m single-handedly trying to stop it, writes Brooke Falvey.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Melbourne Cup produced the hero we needed

premium_icon Melbourne Cup produced the hero we needed

For years, punters have cried out for a true-blue Aussie horse to claim the Melbourne Cup. On Tuesday, their wishes were granted, writes Andrew Rule

Will the Katter-Hanson Political union end in disaster?

premium_icon Will the Katter-Hanson Political union end in disaster?

Alliances are an old-time political trick, but they can easily be as bad. Which makes the Katter Hanson marriage so concerning, writes Paul Williams.

LOFT OPINION: We're jailing the wrong bad guys

premium_icon LOFT OPINION: We're jailing the wrong bad guys

When that punishment is dished out by a system which routinely slaps the wrists of deviant paedophiles and violent thugs, the hypocrisy is hard to take.

Australia needs more climb bans following Uluru

premium_icon Australia needs more climb bans following Uluru

As calls for an Uluru-style climb ban to be introduced to Mt Warning gains momentum, writes Tory Shepherd

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