Opinion

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Devastating consequences of watching rom-com on Netflix

premium_icon Devastating consequences of watching rom-com on Netflix

ONE of my (mostly) guilt-free pleasures these days is indulging in what is commonly referred to as "binge watching” ... but there are catches.

'Money is like manure': The true impact of leaving a bequest

premium_icon 'Money is like manure': The true impact of leaving a bequest

NORTHERN Rivers man John Bennett owns some shops in Byron Bay, and here he explains what will happen to his most valuable asset when he dies.

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Winning spoils shared as Lloyd ends illustrious career

premium_icon Winning spoils shared as Lloyd ends illustrious career

APPRENTICE Jackson Murphy started with a welcome winner for Gold Coast trainer Mel Eggleston before the day proceeded without a multiple race winning jockey.

OPINION: What's the end game in welfare drug testing?

premium_icon OPINION: What's the end game in welfare drug testing?

I WONDER if we're a society driven more by a desire to punish than to problem-solve.

Why I’ve had it with The Handmaid’s Tale

Why I’ve had it with The Handmaid’s Tale

They started out as some of the best television we’ve seen in years, but they’ve stayed at the party too long and have lost what made them bingeworthy,

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Extreme trend the ‘new lower-back tattoo’

Extreme trend the ‘new lower-back tattoo’

Australia, don’t say you haven’t been warned. This hot new craze seems sexy now — but you will absolutely regret it, writes James Weir.

Sat 13 Jul 2019

David Campbell: ‘Could my son be Princess Diana?’

premium_icon David Campbell: ‘Could my son be Princess Diana?’

V host David Campbell details the unexplainable events that led him and his wife to believe their son could be the reincarnation of the People’s Princess.

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Israel Folau: Does God need better PR?

Israel Folau: Does God need better PR?

I sometimes wonder whether we are indeed throwing Christians in the metaphorical lion’s den – or whether they are throwing themselves in.

How good is NSW?

premium_icon How good is NSW?

Wednesday night’s State of Origin loss has forced Queenslanders to reflect on their lame lives in their blighted, broke, storm-battered state writes Tim Blair.

Tweed brewery pays homage to ancestors

premium_icon Tweed brewery pays homage to ancestors

Limited release beer is produced using ancient methods

How giving a little can grant you a lot back

premium_icon How giving a little can grant you a lot back

I AM fortunate that my kids are of an age that they still sometimes laugh at my jokes, even the bad ones.

These protesters are just spoilt brats wasting our time

premium_icon These protesters are just spoilt brats wasting our time

Anti-Adani protesters are deluded. Someone tell them the war is over — the mine is approved.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

‘Weak’ economy on brink of ‘lost decade’

‘Weak’ economy on brink of ‘lost decade’

It’s no secret our economy is struggling — but there’s a worrying sign that points to a long-term problem, not just a temporary blip.

Sorry, you can never trust a big dog

Sorry, you can never trust a big dog

A man is dead because someone thought it was safe to bring a particular dog into their home — so when will the rest of the big dog owners wake up?

What we should learn from the rise of Ash Barty

premium_icon What we should learn from the rise of Ash Barty

Hard work and long hours aside, there’s one thing that helped Australian tennis champion Ashleigh Barty become the player she is today.

Hypocrisy reigns in our new theocracy, as compassion dies

premium_icon Hypocrisy reigns in our new theocracy, as compassion dies

"Christian" government which tells us to put a positive spin on homelessness highlights the hypocrisy we can expect for the next few years.

Opinion Column: How is Liz Hurley's latest bikini news?

premium_icon Opinion Column: How is Liz Hurley's latest bikini news?

'Eat what you want, dress how you want and set the expectations low early'

The reason Byron's mummy bloggers are driving us mad

premium_icon The reason Byron's mummy bloggers are driving us mad

BYRON Bay is getting flogged to death on social media and I blame Andy Warhol.

Couldn't we be a classy society and drink in public?

premium_icon Couldn't we be a classy society and drink in public?

How much better would a Queensland afternoon be knowing you could uncork a bottle knowing the boys in blue won't come and throw you in prison?

Wed 10 Jul 2019

’Bewildering’ refs overshadow NSW win

’Bewildering’ refs overshadow NSW win

State of Origin refs Ashley Klein and Gerard Sutton may need to be reminded People “don’t come to see them” after a shocking Origin performance.

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