Opinion

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Honestly, is it such a shock Harry chose to leave?

premium_icon Honestly, is it such a shock Harry chose to leave?

More than 20 years ago we watched a heartbroken little boy walk behind his mother’s coffin. Now that little boy is a man determined to protect those he loves.

Outrage over Kyle’s ‘disgraceful’ comments

Outrage over Kyle’s ‘disgraceful’ comments

Kyle Sandilands has caused outrage yet again after he joked on-air about Meghan Markle’s “black mum” and made crass comments about the Queen.

List of people I’d love to see move to New Zealand

premium_icon List of people I’d love to see move to New Zealand

It’s almost Australia Day and before it gets here I think it’s time we had a clean out. These are the people I think should be sent to NZ.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

'Why I sold my baggy green'

premium_icon 'Why I sold my baggy green'

I knew the best way I could help during the bushfires was with a gesture that meant something, writes Shane Warne.

We’ve paid a big price for not being better fire prepared

premium_icon We’ve paid a big price for not being better fire prepared

When the CFA truck drove off, leaving us to fight alone, my heart sank, writes Daniel Cash. And then the fire arrived.

What will it take to stop dumb dingo decisions?

premium_icon What will it take to stop dumb dingo decisions?

How much clearer does it have to be made, that dingoes are not to be approached or fed on Fraser Island?

Huge no to activewear on a plane

Huge no to activewear on a plane

Qantas was accused of discrimination this week when it refused entry to a former WWE star. But the outrage “goes beyond eye-roll stuff”.

Queen’s secret message in Megxit agreement

premium_icon Queen’s secret message in Megxit agreement

Harry and Meghan look like they’ve walked away with an amazing deal after severing ties with royal family, but the Queen has issued a warning to other members of...

The other side to pro footballers you don't see

premium_icon The other side to pro footballers you don't see

My views around footballers changed at the weekend after some big names took me by surprise.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Please, no more death on our roads or in our mines

premium_icon Please, no more death on our roads or in our mines

State Government and mines need to pull their fingers out; get answers sooner and find solutions to this utter mess.

Time’s up for climate deniers

premium_icon Time’s up for climate deniers

Bill Hoffman argues we’ve run out of time to tolerate those in the way of a meaningful response to a national crisis.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Wilson Gavin's tragic death must not be in vain

premium_icon Wilson Gavin's tragic death must not be in vain

When Wilson Gavin took his own life this week, after being savaged on Twitter, I was horrified.

How changing the car you drive will help climate change

premium_icon How changing the car you drive will help climate change

If Australians are serious about tackling climate change, we’re going to have to address the fuel-guzzling monster rides parked in our driveways.

Australia, we are a culinary disaster

premium_icon Australia, we are a culinary disaster

Sure, we’ve got Vegemite and lamingtons, but in terms of a national cuisine, Australia’s plate is empty, writes Michael Madigan.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

I spent the day at a nudist resort, here’s what happened

premium_icon I spent the day at a nudist resort, here’s what happened

While my friendly host’s smile was on display for my entire visit, the same couldn’t be said for his towel.

'Dead malls': Retail future grim as online shopping booms

premium_icon 'Dead malls': Retail future grim as online shopping booms

THE news of the collapse of Jeanswest yesterday would have come as no surprise to many people.

Changing the date of Australia Day won’t change our reality

premium_icon Changing the date of Australia Day won’t change our reality

The Australia Day debate won’t change the dire reality facing many indigenous Australians. But it will provide a distraction from issues of real importance

Do it for future generations

premium_icon Do it for future generations

EVERY Australian – and millions around the world – have been touched by the unfolding bushfire crisis

Why you should only buy Australian-made products

premium_icon Why you should only buy Australian-made products

"I WONDER if they teach today’s children about all the wonderful inventions this little nation has delivered to the world."

Stop pretending we’re not part of the problem

premium_icon Stop pretending we’re not part of the problem

Seriously addressing climate change doesn’t mean waiting for government and big business to so something about it.

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