Opinion

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Make this International Men’s Day count

premium_icon Make this International Men’s Day count

Each International Women’s Day, the cries of men asking “but what about us?” are deafening

Selling parents bleach to ‘cure’ autism is sick

premium_icon Selling parents bleach to ‘cure’ autism is sick

Panicked parents, desperate for a solution, are sold the very opposite by opportunistic cretins — including bleach to “cure” autism, writes Tory Shepherd.

Folau a crackpot on the fringes of society

premium_icon Folau a crackpot on the fringes of society

It’s time we stop insisting Israel Folau is entitled to his views in the name of religious freedom. His bigoted, divisive hate speech is well outside the religious...

Why playing the race card does more harm than good

premium_icon Why playing the race card does more harm than good

Singer will.i.am and basketballer Ben Simmons have both recently called out racism. But this victimhood makes people sceptical of any claim of racial discrimination.

Why Israel Folau is the Greta Thunberg of Christianity

premium_icon Why Israel Folau is the Greta Thunberg of Christianity

In terms of under-informed doomsayers, Greta Thunberg and Israel Folau are kindred spirits. So why is Thunberg feted and Folau thrown to the proverbial lions?

Bill has gone from toxic to radioactive

premium_icon Bill has gone from toxic to radioactive

Labor insiders are livid with former leader Bill Shorten, as the knives come out to stop what they believe is his treachery, writes Renee Viellaris.

Mon 18 Nov 2019

Lesson royal family refuses to learn

Lesson royal family refuses to learn

In the wake of Prince Andrew’s train wreck interview, one thing has become glaringly apparent: The royals must give up this particularly bad habit.

Why it’s not my ABC anymore

premium_icon Why it’s not my ABC anymore

When I was a kid the ABC was my family’s constant sporting companion. Now they can’t even be bothered sending a crew to cover the next Olympic Games.

Sun 17 Nov 2019

OPINION: ‘Mistake of fact’ defence rape laws need balance

premium_icon OPINION: ‘Mistake of fact’ defence rape laws need balance

Recent rape trail in Rockhampton shows need for balance between keeping “mistake of fact” defence in place and putting in place guidelines to weed out abusers.

Australia’s shameful response to disaster

Australia’s shameful response to disaster

The week of bushfires has shown Australian citizens at their best, pulling together to support those in need. The same can’t be said for our leaders.

Sat 16 Nov 2019

What the Maclunkey have they done to Star Wars?

premium_icon What the Maclunkey have they done to Star Wars?

Yet another rewrite of Star Wars’ famous cantina scene between Han Solo-Greedo scene has fans in a lather.

Why is whining about being busy the latest trend?

premium_icon Why is whining about being busy the latest trend?

Have you noticed how busy we all are? Or how busy we all keep telling each other we are? Frances Whiting wonders why we whine about being busy.

This is the one thing Schoolies shouldn’t get to do

premium_icon This is the one thing Schoolies shouldn’t get to do

There’s one thing most Schoolies do which leads to a lot of problems. So why do we let them do it, asks Ann Wason Moore.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Barnaby Joyce could learn a lot from Karl Stefanovic

Barnaby Joyce could learn a lot from Karl Stefanovic

Where one man’s exile appears to be coming to an end, another’s is steadily careering further into the abyss.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

‘No shame’: Staggering reaction to fires

‘No shame’: Staggering reaction to fires

While Australia’s firefighters were quietly proving their heroism in recent days, others were busy disgracing themselves as loudly as possible.

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Anti-vax movement still running rife on Facebook

premium_icon Anti-vax movement still running rife on Facebook

Despite promising a crack down, the world’s largest social media platform seems more than happy to continue to take money and promote the dangerous lies, writes...

Bushfires expose how our politicians have failed us

premium_icon Bushfires expose how our politicians have failed us

I’ve been a volunteer rural firefighter for 40 years. What I’ve seen this week has shocked me. Our politicians must stop mudslinging and be the leaders we need.

Bolt: Why the case against Pell is improbable

premium_icon Bolt: Why the case against Pell is improbable

The High Court has decided that there is something in George Pell’s case that deserves its attention. These are the key issues the court needs to consider, writes...

Shifting blame to the Greens is just starting fires

premium_icon Shifting blame to the Greens is just starting fires

‘ … we need to stop spreading misinformation and using scare tactics to push a political agenda’.

Time to act on bushfire risks

premium_icon Time to act on bushfire risks

IT’S time to ditch emotional and political debate on climate change and act.

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