Opinion

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Advancing Australia with a new anthem

Advancing Australia with a new anthem

Indigenous columnist Janelle Brown explains why first nation people feel left out

Wed 19 Sep 2018

OPINION: The one thing Sam Burgess got right

premium_icon OPINION: The one thing Sam Burgess got right

WHEN the Rabbitohs’ star player faced up to questions on sexting allegations, he was correct about the scandal’s ripple effect, and not just on him.

Terrorism against our farmers must not be tolerated

Terrorism against our farmers must not be tolerated

The needle saga is terrorism against our local farmers.

Gen-Z Opinion: Plastic surgery has became mainstream

premium_icon Gen-Z Opinion: Plastic surgery has became mainstream

Cadet Journalist Ebony Stansfield writes about how plastic surgery has gone mainstream.

The Gympie region lost two local legends this week

premium_icon The Gympie region lost two local legends this week

It is the people who make our community what it is and this is the end of an era in our little corner of the world

Be honest, we took farmers for granted

premium_icon Be honest, we took farmers for granted

The fragility of agriculture industries has been brutally exposed by the damage of the strawberry contamination saga.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Glaring problem on our roads

Glaring problem on our roads

THERE’S a glaring problem on our roads that is killing countless Australians. And it’s only getting worse.

NOT BUYING IT: Farmers reject reasons behind rate rise

premium_icon NOT BUYING IT: Farmers reject reasons behind rate rise

NOT BUYING IT: Gympie region farmers continue to dispute information from Gympie Regional Council around the significant rise in many rural rates this year.

Alternative view on campus rape unwelcome

premium_icon Alternative view on campus rape unwelcome

UNIVERSITIES are supposed to be places for open exchange of ideas, but students would rather start a riot than hear what this woman has to say: Peter Gleeson.

Perrett: Claim rural residents 'don't pay their way' shallow

premium_icon Perrett: Claim rural residents 'don't pay their way' shallow

It's a well-known fact cross-subsidy guarantees fairness, and a 'user-pays' system would undermine Gympie's own argument for government funding, MP says.

OPINION: We need pill-testing at our festivals

premium_icon OPINION: We need pill-testing at our festivals

Cadet Journalist Ebony Stansfield wants more to be done to save young people from overdoses.

4 things I would really, really like to see happen

premium_icon 4 things I would really, really like to see happen

BREATH tests for our pollies? Now that's a good idea.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

I admit it, so do a third of Australians over 22

premium_icon I admit it, so do a third of Australians over 22

Along with most people I know, I'm among the one third of Australians who have smoked cannabis at some point.

Why would anyone give beer name that offends women?

premium_icon Why would anyone give beer name that offends women?

A Queensland brewer is facing backlash after the sexist name of their new beer came out. Odd choice considering brewing was historically women’s work, writes Karen...

Shorten digs heels in to block Adani

premium_icon Shorten digs heels in to block Adani

BILL Shorten has sent a new, dire message to Adani. The coal miner has to start construction by the next election because if Shorten wins, the mine will be toast,...

Get behind growers suffering through strawberry sabotage

premium_icon Get behind growers suffering through strawberry sabotage

Government's $100,000 reward for information needed to help those taking a huge blow to their livelihood.

Facial recognition first sign of exciting thinge to come

Facial recognition first sign of exciting thinge to come

Latest from Subaru is an awesome piece of technology because it addresses a major road safety issue.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

How young is too young to be home alone?

How young is too young to be home alone?

WITH school holidays looming once again, it’s the big question for many families: When are kids old enough to stay home alone? Our new parent panel weighs in.

So-called 'golden era' of Gympie council wasn't so golden

premium_icon So-called 'golden era' of Gympie council wasn't so golden

Letter: Holier than thou toned comments penned by Ian Petersen can no longer go unchallenged.

Sat 15 Sep 2018

'Extreme nationalism partly the cause of two world wars'

premium_icon 'Extreme nationalism partly the cause of two world wars'

OPINION: Colin Claridge says Nigel Farage's visit draws attention to the rise of divisive forces in society.

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