Opinion

Sat 24 Feb 2018

What I hate about my generation

What I hate about my generation

WE HAVE everything we want almost literally at our fingertips. And that’s precisely the problem.

OPINION: We are failing a national test of character

OPINION: We are failing a national test of character

A TWO-year old girl was allegedly raped last Friday night in Tennant Creek and authorities failed to protect her. The girl’s injuries were so bad she was placed...

Oi! Get your mits off our pavlova!

Oi! Get your mits off our pavlova!

COMMENT: I CAN tolerate the fish and chips comments and giggles as I try to pronounce six and deck, but I won't tolerate you stealing my national dessert.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

To the chatty bozos in the cinema: mind your manners

To the chatty bozos in the cinema: mind your manners

THE couple who talked through my movie this week are a symptom of the chronic narcissism sweeping the world. We have to commit to being decent citizens, writes...

OPINION: Students are giving me fresh hope for gun control

OPINION: Students are giving me fresh hope for gun control

Each fresh report would bring tears, but no hope of change.

Nexus put on notice over Range Crossing

Nexus put on notice over Range Crossing

THE $1.6 BILLION Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is a complex, colossal infrastructure project.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

COMMENT: Rail trailers lash train supporters' 'fake facts'

COMMENT: Rail trailers lash train supporters' 'fake facts'

THE Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association says 'propaganda' is spreading fantasy that an imminent return of train services is possible on the Mur'bah line.

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Tailgaters: Seriously, what's wrong with you?

Tailgaters: Seriously, what's wrong with you?

"To my buddy in the blue, souped-up Skyline, who I'm guessing is no stranger to riding up people's rears, why are you more important than everybody else?"

Is this really ‘police brutality’?

premium_icon Is this really ‘police brutality’?

POLICE are suffering a huge number of assaults at the hands of suspects who resist arrest. But thanks to a small amount of mobile phone footage they find themselves...

Tue 20 Feb 2018

'I've spent my life savings fighting a mine company'

'I've spent my life savings fighting a mine company'

Years of legal battles end with a bulldozer and a resident on the brink

Our children are sponges so teach them good habits early

Our children are sponges so teach them good habits early

She has taught her five-year-old daughter Chelsea the importance of looking after the environment and picking up rubbish, even when it's not hers.

Tell your daughters all men are bastards

premium_icon Tell your daughters all men are bastards

THE glorification of stay-at-home mums is doing Australian women a great disservice, writes Sarrah Le Marquand. Girls need to be warned the fairytale can leave them...

5 words you are using incorrectly

5 words you are using incorrectly

YES language is constantly evolving, but no, not to these random depths.

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Our commitment: We're for you

Our commitment: We're for you

IT'S what we've done for 141 yrs, marked history and plotted the future.

LETTER: Keep girls at home until ready to marry

LETTER: Keep girls at home until ready to marry

SOME advice from one letter writer in the wake of the Joyce affair.

Tweed rail trail conundrum: OPINION

Tweed rail trail conundrum: OPINION

"THE reality is, that the tracks are useless; a sacred cow.”

An open letter to America: Right now, you just look silly

An open letter to America: Right now, you just look silly

DEAR America, I remember a time when the name of your country meant something. Really meant something.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Paul Murray: Shooting victims in the US deserve our tears too

Paul Murray: Shooting victims in the US deserve our tears...

SEVENTEEN school children were murdered by a crazed former student in the US this week in yet another example of horrific gun crime.

Opinion divided on CFMEU heatwave proposal

Opinion divided on CFMEU heatwave proposal

The public weighs in on proposed workplace regulations after a week of intense weather.

Barnaby Joyce's time has come

Barnaby Joyce's time has come

Why Joyce's actions have failed the duty he owed the Parliament and his Prime Minister.

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