Opinion

Tue 26 May 2020

Most careless words ever uttered on radio

Most careless words ever uttered on radio

It’s fine to be a shock jock; what we don’t need is shock jerks and Kyle Sandilands should be pulled off air after his latest stunt.

As I leave journalism, my one message to politicians

premium_icon As I leave journalism, my one message to politicians

After 20 years in journalism, I have watched some of the most influential politicians across the spectrum, writes Renee Viellaris

FOGO (fear of going out) is real — and it’s crippling

premium_icon FOGO (fear of going out) is real — and it’s crippling

As restrictions ease and the masses begin to mingle, many are left facing a new battle as they emerge from isolation: the anxiety of returning to normal life.

What have we learnt from school closures? Absolutely nothing

premium_icon What have we learnt from school closures? Absolutely nothing

As students finally return to face-to-face teaching after union prolonged closures, the damage is clear: it’s the most vulnerable kids who’ve been hurt.

Stay the course despite sweet sound of silence

premium_icon Stay the course despite sweet sound of silence

When it comes to the pandemic, we want to remain the lucky country, writes Ann Wason Moore.

Time for teachers to resist their own toxic pandemic

premium_icon Time for teachers to resist their own toxic pandemic

It’s clear coronavirus has exacerbated chronic problems within our education system. But will it change anything?

Calm down, Labor. JobKeeper bungle is still borrowed money

premium_icon Calm down, Labor. JobKeeper bungle is still borrowed money

The outrage over the $60 billion JobKeeper miscalculation is tiring. It should be celebrated that the government has saved some of the money they’ve borrowed.

Mon 25 May 2020

Debate bordering on the absurd

premium_icon Debate bordering on the absurd

It’s mind-numbingly absurd – and irresponsible – to be talking about September, or even beyond, before our borders are reopened, writes Peter Gleeson.

Sun 24 May 2020

Biggest sign Ellen can’t cope with criticism

Biggest sign Ellen can’t cope with criticism

The Ellen Show is defined by its affable, dancing host. But the latest episodes filmed in isolation paint a very different picture.

Facebook fake news failure exposed by Australian company

Facebook fake news failure exposed by Australian company

Wild conspiracies about coronavirus have been spread on social media. Now just how easily that can happen has been exposed.

Sat 23 May 2020

Why I tell women to leave their husbands

Why I tell women to leave their husbands

We’re told any relationship is worth fighting for – but Nadia Bokody says there’s a good reason why you should break up with your partner.

Why it’s time for Australia’s Beijxit

premium_icon Why it’s time for Australia’s Beijxit

The Chinese Communist Party’s latest blow to Hong Kong may not have the bloodshed of Tiananmen Square, but it is just as oppressive, writes Lucy Carne.

Love letter from a drunk: COVID-19 be damned

Love letter from a drunk: COVID-19 be damned

Chris Calcino writes a love letter to the thing he misses the most.

The reason behind the $60b JobKeeper stuff up is revealed

The reason behind the $60b JobKeeper stuff up is revealed

It was meant to be the program that helped Australia through the pandemic, but has led to a $60b stuff up. Here’s what doesn’t add up, writes Samantha Maiden.

Fri 22 May 2020

Online shopping world still a mystifying place

premium_icon Online shopping world still a mystifying place

Online shopping during lockdown may be fewer winery escapes and more wearable blankets and tequila, but the pitfalls of ordering online are the same as ever

Premier between rock and hard place on border closure

premium_icon Premier between rock and hard place on border closure

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has backed herself against a wall in her border stoush with NSW. One wrong move could spell doom for the Queensland economy.

Thu 21 May 2020

'If we don’t have apprentices, we can’t rebuild our economy'

premium_icon 'If we don’t have apprentices, we can’t rebuild our economy'

The Federal Government must stop the apprenticeship decline, writes Allen Hicks.

Parents should think before they post

Parents should think before they post

It is scary that before a baby is even born the child’s digital footprint is being created.

Unions need to get out of the way and let teachers teach

premium_icon Unions need to get out of the way and let teachers teach

Teachers and parents have done a heroic job during this pandemic, yet rather than support their members in classroom learning, teachers’ unions want to throw...

The real reason fans turned on Ellen

The real reason fans turned on Ellen

For the past six weeks, mean stories about the “real” Ellen DeGeneres have spread across the world like crazy – but the truth is eye-opening.

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