Opinion

Fri 22 May 2020

Online shopping world still a mystifying place

premium_icon Online shopping world still a mystifying place

Online shopping during lockdown may be fewer winery escapes and more wearable blankets and tequila, but the pitfalls of ordering online are the same as ever

Palaszczuk’s border insecurity is sinking tourism

premium_icon Palaszczuk’s border insecurity is sinking tourism

The smartest way to kickstart our economy is to reopen the borders. Instead, the Palaszczuk Government is offering mixed messages and a pathetic $50m handout.

MINISTER: Science supports decision to lower Paradise Dam

premium_icon MINISTER: Science supports decision to lower Paradise Dam

FOR 30 years, as a doctor, and now a minister, I have been primarily concerned with the wellbeing of my fellow humans.

Premier between rock and hard place on border closure

premium_icon Premier between rock and hard place on border closure

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has backed herself against a wall in her border stoush with NSW. One wrong move could spell doom for the Queensland economy.

Thu 21 May 2020

'If we don’t have apprentices, we can’t rebuild our economy'

premium_icon 'If we don’t have apprentices, we can’t rebuild our economy'

The Federal Government must stop the apprenticeship decline, writes Allen Hicks.

Parents should think before they post

Parents should think before they post

It is scary that before a baby is even born the child’s digital footprint is being created.

Unions need to get out of the way and let teachers teach

premium_icon Unions need to get out of the way and let teachers teach

Teachers and parents have done a heroic job during this pandemic, yet rather than support their members in classroom learning, teachers’ unions want to throw...

The real reason fans turned on Ellen

The real reason fans turned on Ellen

For the past six weeks, mean stories about the “real” Ellen DeGeneres have spread across the world like crazy – but the truth is eye-opening.

Peeved Premier at a loss to explain parole backflip

premium_icon Peeved Premier at a loss to explain parole backflip

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s backflip on a plan to release criminals on parole a week early due to the coronavirus pandemic is the latest is a series of duplicities from her...

Why lockdown has become something of 'biblical proportions'

premium_icon Why lockdown has become something of 'biblical proportions'

This is why enforced home stay is turning into something of "biblical proportions."

Emulating MJ is not an easy task, but we can only try

premium_icon Emulating MJ is not an easy task, but we can only try

I’ve enjoyed this pandemic about as much as I used to enjoy a beep test in high school, but it has certainly inspired.

Wed 20 May 2020

Dr Google is like your drunk friend, dramatic and unreliable

premium_icon Dr Google is like your drunk friend, dramatic and unreliable

Cyberchondriacs, step away from the search engine. Online symptom checkers are almost always wrong and should never replace a real doctor, writes Tory Shepherd.

Childcare disaster Australia can’t afford

Childcare disaster Australia can’t afford

Come June 28, Australia’s “free” childcare arrangement will cease to exist – and the result will be “catastrophic” for parents and providers alike.

Can we please stop it with the gender victims in politics?

premium_icon Can we please stop it with the gender victims in politics?

We're all a bit tired of hearing about politics being a “boys’ club”. Thank goodness the Premier didn’t fall into Lisa Wilkinson’s predictable gender trap.

Why can’t we just blame the virus?

premium_icon Why can’t we just blame the virus?

History shows that when it comes to pandemic blame games, we’ll point the finger at anything other than a humble pathogen, writes Jarryd Bartle.

Beattie's 10-point plan for Australia’s recovery

premium_icon Beattie's 10-point plan for Australia’s recovery

Queensland is in an enviable position with our strong response to the coronavirus crisis – and with some vision we could come out on top, writes Peter Beattie.

Tue 19 May 2020

'Maybe don’t take this advice from Trump'

'Maybe don’t take this advice from Trump'

It should go without saying, but Donald Trump is not a doctor. And we should all probably ignore his latest advice, writes James Weir.

Why we shouldn’t hold our breath for return of Gympie sport

premium_icon Why we shouldn’t hold our breath for return of Gympie sport

‘There will be a lot of work club officials will need to iron out before the potential start’

Anna’s ammo to blow away LNP at the State election

premium_icon Anna’s ammo to blow away LNP at the State election

Halloween may not be the only thing Deb Frecklington and her LNP team have to fear this coming October, with major changes likely before Queensland heads to the...

Could cannabis be the economic high Australia needs?

premium_icon Could cannabis be the economic high Australia needs?

The financial havoc wreaked by COVID-19 will be felt in Australia for decades, but there is a way out that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in the...

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