Opinion

Thu 2 Jul 2020

When we can travel again, will we actually want to?

premium_icon When we can travel again, will we actually want to?

The prospect of being on a plane for hours on end is now wildly unappealing. So what does COVID-19 mean for the future of travel, asks Simone Mitchell.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

'Australia’s huge $270b waste of money'

'Australia’s huge $270b waste of money'

Today’s $270 billion defence boost is a colossal amount of money being wasted on things we don’t need and will never use, says Sam Dastyari.

We’re replacing the kangaroo with this? What a waste of $10m

premium_icon We’re replacing the kangaroo with this? What a waste of $10m

What happens when you get a self-serving mining billionaire whose fortune depends on the Chinese Communist Party to help rebrand Australia?

Border call reflects our new reality

premium_icon Border call reflects our new reality

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the right call in reopening Queensland’s borders to all states except Victoria. And it reflects our new reality in the age of...

Mon 29 Jun 2020

Return to panic buying exposes how stupid we really are

premium_icon Return to panic buying exposes how stupid we really are

Australia, please. Don’t do this. Unless there’s a new strain of coronavirus that causes cravings for spag bol, put the bags of pasta back for somebody else.

Three issues that make these Broncos worst in history

premium_icon Three issues that make these Broncos worst in history

The Brisbane Broncos post-COVID have hit rock bottom. So much so, this may be the worst Brisbane team in the club’s proud history.

Sun 28 Jun 2020

Who cares when a young black mum is murdered?

premium_icon Who cares when a young black mum is murdered?

Theresa Binge was a loving mum who harmed no-one. She was murdered, and nobody charged. If she were white would things be different? I suspect so

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Here’s how a family pet will help your children

premium_icon Here’s how a family pet will help your children

Three fifths of Australian households own a family pet. And it turns out it’s for many good reasons, writes psychologist Dr Judith Locke.

How Nick Kyrgios became the leading force of common sense

premium_icon How Nick Kyrgios became the leading force of common sense

From supporting the bushfire efforts and now condemning Novak Djokovic’s carefree approach to COVID, Australia’s bad boy of tennis is transforming into someone truly...

Pay attention millennials, this isn’t bullying, it’s life

premium_icon Pay attention millennials, this isn’t bullying, it’s life

If last century we had the Roaring Twenties, this century we are basking in the Entitled Twenties. And the cancel culture acts of millennials are only making it...

The ultimate code war and a chance to end age old debate

premium_icon The ultimate code war and a chance to end age old debate

As a player I often wondered what it might be like to face the Wallabies. Today’s Kangaroos may now get the chance to scratch that itch against one of the most iconic...

100 crucial days for Meghan and Harry

100 crucial days for Meghan and Harry

As the rest of the royals emerge from lockdown, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex face a critical time that could have repercussions, writes Daniela Elser

Fri 26 Jun 2020

World Cup first step for next Aussie Olympics

premium_icon World Cup first step for next Aussie Olympics

Winning the Women’s Football World Cup is the beginning. But there are two big obstacles in the bid to host the 2032 Olympics, writes Robert Craddock.

Cleaner future in sight — if we listen to the scientists

premium_icon Cleaner future in sight — if we listen to the scientists

If we listen to scientists and work together, the country can reap the benefits of renewables jobs and growth, writes Australian Opposition Leader

My bad. I just watched Gone with the Wind and you should too

premium_icon My bad. I just watched Gone with the Wind and you should too

The cinema classic Gone with the Wind has been making headlines again for all the wrong reasons. So I re-watched it and this is why you should do so too

OPINION: The last dance

premium_icon OPINION: The last dance

As the final Daily News goes to print, sports reporter Emily Clooney remembers news and sports across the Downs.

Why being a meat-free athlete is just common sense

premium_icon Why being a meat-free athlete is just common sense

It’s not just bodybuilders going vegan, some of our biggest name cricketers and footballers are also joining the ranks. And why wouldn't you?

Statue vandals desperately need a history lesson

premium_icon Statue vandals desperately need a history lesson

You don’t address the injustices of history or modern day deprivation by running around with a texta defacing statues — especially when they have nothing to do with...

Thu 25 Jun 2020

‘Rich men don’t make good lovers’

‘Rich men don’t make good lovers’

Men with money who want to settle down are known as 'unicorns' but Jana Hocking has confessed they aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.

Proof Scott Morrison really doesn’t get it

Proof Scott Morrison really doesn’t get it

Scott Morrison may have thought he was a hero for handing out a $250 million package. But what he said screams volumes about what he values, writes Wenlei Ma.

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