Opinion

Mon 20 May 2019

What Australia still doesn’t get about Queensland

premium_icon What Australia still doesn’t get about Queensland

As hard as they try, southerners will never understand what makes Queenslanders tick. And the federal election was the perfect example.

Bolt: Why the climate change election failed the Left

premium_icon Bolt: Why the climate change election failed the Left

This was, above all, an election on climate change. The great global warming scare crusaders have been crushed, writes Andrew Bolt, and reason was rewarded.

Hawke's death a sad reminder of how far pollies have fallen

premium_icon Hawke's death a sad reminder of how far pollies have fallen

Former PM's death hits home just how far leadership credentials have fallen among elected few.

Sun 19 May 2019

Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start

premium_icon Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has etched himself a special place in the pages of the Liberal party and nation's history books with a victory few saw coming.

Scott Morrison’s ‘C-word’ moment

Scott Morrison’s ‘C-word’ moment

In a night of bombshells, it wasn’t ScoMo’s win that had Australia confused. It was a certain C-word he blurted out in his victory speech.

Sat 18 May 2019

Voters leave Bill Shorten with cake all over his face

premium_icon Voters leave Bill Shorten with cake all over his face

It’s truly remarkable that Bill Shorten did as badly as he did.

BOLT: An election on global warming. They lost

premium_icon BOLT: An election on global warming. They lost

In Queensland, where Labor seemed set to stop the giant Adani coal project, Labor went from picking up an expected three or four seats to losing three instead.

ScoMo — the campaign hero — revived a battered party

premium_icon ScoMo — the campaign hero — revived a battered party

For those who predicted the Coalition’s demise, this election showed that when lead by a truly Liberal leader, the centre-right enjoys wide support.

ELECTION: What the Wide Bay voters said

premium_icon ELECTION: What the Wide Bay voters said

Locals make their predictions on who will take the seat.

The only way to navigate divorce when kids are involved

premium_icon The only way to navigate divorce when kids are involved

Separation and divorce are often fraught with high emotions, particularly guilt, especially when kids are involved, writes Dr Judith Locke.

Federal Election 2019: O'Brien to hold on in Wide Bay

Federal Election 2019: O'Brien to hold on in Wide Bay

We'll keep you updated on all things election with our rolling coverage, live and free, right here.

Fear campaign pays dividends for Coalition

premium_icon Fear campaign pays dividends for Coalition

Bill Hoffman says the mother of a fear campaign that may secure Coalition another term it does not deserve

Australia should win Eurovision. Sadly, we won’t

premium_icon Australia should win Eurovision. Sadly, we won’t

We may not be a European nation, but five years after joining the Eurovision Song Contest, we’ve earned a win fair and square, writes Kathy McCabe. Here’s why it’s...

I'm not confused: Hartwig dumps on Curran explanation

premium_icon I'm not confused: Hartwig dumps on Curran explanation

'I read with interest statements by the Mayor that I have had some confusion over the waste levy'

Fri 17 May 2019

Bolt's 'frothing at the mouth, bug eyed rant' made me laugh

premium_icon Bolt's 'frothing at the mouth, bug eyed rant' made me laugh

OPINION: If Labor wins it will be a remarkable triumph over an antagonistic media that has run a vicious unprecedented, anti-Labor agenda

Highs and lows of the week that was in the Gympie region

Highs and lows of the week that was in the Gympie region

It's been the best of weeks, it's been the worst of weeks

Who are these people? Senate parties explained

premium_icon Who are these people? Senate parties explained

When you go and vote this week you will be presented a dauntingly long piece of paper with a list of Queensland Senate hopefuls.

Are we voting for shared affluence or collective poverty?

premium_icon Are we voting for shared affluence or collective poverty?

Everyone professes to dislike government, yet we’re on track to elect one of the biggest governments the country has ever seen, writes David Penberthy.

Cost of doing nothing about youth detention

premium_icon Cost of doing nothing about youth detention

The plight of young offenders will get worse if this Government fails to fast-track a solution.

Thu 16 May 2019

Congratulations to the Gympie Show Society

Congratulations to the Gympie Show Society

The Gympie Show is a masterclass in networking and marketing

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