Opinion

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Dog acts at our dog beaches need a second look

premium_icon Dog acts at our dog beaches need a second look

Dog beaches are a place we take our furry friends with the expectation that their presence won't annoy solely cat-people, but we also expect they are safe.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Looks like we are in for a big week

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Looks like we are in for a big week

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Naomi Campbell’s flying hack is pure brilliance

Naomi Campbell’s flying hack is pure brilliance

Footage of supermodel Naomi Campbell may have gone viral for all the wrong reasons, but for anyone who’s ever been sick on a plane, it was a complete masterstroke.

YOUR SAY: Coles and Woolworths create more plastic waste

YOUR SAY: Coles and Woolworths create more plastic waste

Coles and Woolworths are to blame for much of the household plastic that ends up in landfill.

Ugly flaw with next level bikini trend

Ugly flaw with next level bikini trend

The racy “underboob” bikini took an extreme turn at Miami Swim Week, but there is a serious problem with the daring design.

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Wage thieves flogged with a feather

premium_icon Wage thieves flogged with a feather

What is the difference between wage theft and sticking up a servo?

The place where celebs go to die

The place where celebs go to die

Another star has washed up on our shores. But in our celebrity trade-offs, we always get the short end of the stick.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Ten ads we'd rather forget

premium_icon Ten ads we'd rather forget

For every one great advertisement, there are ten that are absolute shockers. Here's some of our favourites.

It was a mistake to elect an all-male Gympie council

premium_icon It was a mistake to elect an all-male Gympie council

They would be less amenable to executive pressures and clique conscription and, hopefully, less willing to endorse decisions without democratic involvement

Call for immediate ban on balloons at Gympie outdoor events

premium_icon Call for immediate ban on balloons at Gympie outdoor events

OPINION: I saw at least 20 balloons float of into the sky and many more deflated ones lying around on the pavement at Winter Trees on Mary

Wanting to quit smoking should never lead to a child’s death

premium_icon Wanting to quit smoking should never lead to a child’s death

Australia’s outdated smoking laws don’t just make it hard for adults to kick the habit, they put children’s lives at serious risk too.

Surely we care about our elderly more than this?

premium_icon Surely we care about our elderly more than this?

What many of us long suspected — that some retirement and aged care facilities are woefully devoid of humanity — is finally surfacing.

How to work around insta ban on likes

premium_icon How to work around insta ban on likes

Banning Instagram likes is actually a good move and influencers can make it work for them, writes Brooke Falvey.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

What’s so wrong with the F word?

premium_icon What’s so wrong with the F word?

Excess weight is a huge problem in Australia. It's a killer and its getting worse. Accusing anyone who brings that up of fat shaming is not helping anyone.

It's time Gympie embraced the nuclear option

premium_icon It's time Gympie embraced the nuclear option

How serious are we about eradicating carbon: or, How I learned to stop worrying and love nuclear.

Wed 17 Jul 2019

It’s not OK killer dogs are allowed out in public

premium_icon It’s not OK killer dogs are allowed out in public

YOU need a licence to drive a car, and one to own a firearm — so why is it OK for anyone to keep, and take into public spaces, an animal capable of killing?

No reward like making other people's lives better

premium_icon No reward like making other people's lives better

Region's volunteers continue to amaze, Mayor Mick Curran says.

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Mastering the skill of children's birthday parties

premium_icon Mastering the skill of children's birthday parties

Life becomes a circus with three kids' birthdays in three months, but it's a juggling act this mum has worked out.

Time to blow the whistle on neanderthal Bob Katter

premium_icon Time to blow the whistle on neanderthal Bob Katter

"We don't want women playing football. And if you're not playing football it's a bit hard to see how you can referee properly”.

Perrett: State has treated our school leavers with contempt

premium_icon Perrett: State has treated our school leavers with contempt

OPINION: The Government has treated our school leaver students who want to study here and mature aged students who want to upskill with contempt

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