Opinion

Fri 22 Nov 2019

Coroner’s silence is an insult to Kirra’s memory

premium_icon Coroner’s silence is an insult to Kirra’s memory

The coroner needs to act on Kirra McLoughlin death, writes Josh Preston.

Why Gen X should embrace ‘OK Boomer’ gag

premium_icon Why Gen X should embrace ‘OK Boomer’ gag

'OK Boomer' is the simple phrase best delivered in a patronising tone — but why should Millennials have all the fun, writes Susie O’Brien.

As an Aussie, I’ll never understand this American habit

premium_icon As an Aussie, I’ll never understand this American habit

Of the many differences between Australians and Americans, little could be odder than the seemingly obnoxious trait of taking long and loud phone calls, writes US...

What Boris and Prince Andrew mean for Brexit

premium_icon What Boris and Prince Andrew mean for Brexit

As the UK election campaign rolls on and Prince Andrew’s headache grows there’s no denying that it’s been an interesting week to be an Aussie abroad, writes...

Thu 21 Nov 2019

‘Offensive and wrong’: Proud Baby Boomers hit back

‘Offensive and wrong’: Proud Baby Boomers hit back

“Proud Baby Boomers” have bitten back at criticism that theirs is the “luxury generation”, riding a gravy train paid for by younger Australians.

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Age of dumb celebrity opinions is upon us

premium_icon Age of dumb celebrity opinions is upon us

It’s been a stellar week if you’re looking for more evidence that we are sliding full tilt into an age of rather remarkable stupidity, writes Michael McGuire.

‘I was made redundant while I was pregnant’

‘I was made redundant while I was pregnant’

Being made redundant at four months pregnant wasn’t something Dee Behan had been expecting. However, the news had some serious long-term benefits.

Praying for rain just doesn't cut it

premium_icon Praying for rain just doesn't cut it

YEARS of budget-slashing have left us vulnerable to these mega-fires that are rapidly becoming the new norm.

Boomer burden Aussies should reject

Boomer burden Aussies should reject

Yet again, the Treasurer has caved in to Australia’s “luxury generation” while punishing the rest of us – and it’s time to tighten the screws.

Weis takes with it some sweet memories

premium_icon Weis takes with it some sweet memories

Weis bars are part of Queensland’s story. When we lose such businesses, we lose our stories as well, writes Frances Whiting.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Make this International Men’s Day count

premium_icon Make this International Men’s Day count

Each International Women’s Day, the cries of men asking “but what about us?” are deafening

Selling parents bleach to ‘cure’ autism is sick

premium_icon Selling parents bleach to ‘cure’ autism is sick

Panicked parents, desperate for a solution, are sold the very opposite by opportunistic cretins — including bleach to “cure” autism, writes Tory Shepherd.

Folau a crackpot on the fringes of society

premium_icon Folau a crackpot on the fringes of society

It’s time we stop insisting Israel Folau is entitled to his views in the name of religious freedom. His bigoted, divisive hate speech is well outside the religious...

Why playing the race card does more harm than good

premium_icon Why playing the race card does more harm than good

Singer will.i.am and basketballer Ben Simmons have both recently called out racism. But this victimhood makes people sceptical of any claim of racial discrimination.

Why Israel Folau is the Greta Thunberg of Christianity

premium_icon Why Israel Folau is the Greta Thunberg of Christianity

In terms of under-informed doomsayers, Greta Thunberg and Israel Folau are kindred spirits. So why is Thunberg feted and Folau thrown to the proverbial lions?

Bill has gone from toxic to radioactive

premium_icon Bill has gone from toxic to radioactive

Labor insiders are livid with former leader Bill Shorten, as the knives come out to stop what they believe is his treachery, writes Renee Viellaris.

Mon 18 Nov 2019

Lesson royal family refuses to learn

Lesson royal family refuses to learn

In the wake of Prince Andrew’s train wreck interview, one thing has become glaringly apparent: The royals must give up this particularly bad habit.

Why it’s not my ABC anymore

premium_icon Why it’s not my ABC anymore

When I was a kid the ABC was my family’s constant sporting companion. Now they can’t even be bothered sending a crew to cover the next Olympic Games.

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Australia’s shameful response to disaster

Australia’s shameful response to disaster

The week of bushfires has shown Australian citizens at their best, pulling together to support those in need. The same can’t be said for our leaders.

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