Opinion

Fri 20 Jul 2018

We debate Christmas Day sport as Big Bash considers games

premium_icon We debate Christmas Day sport as Big Bash considers games

Christmas Day remains the target for Big Bash League bosses but player feedback is yet to warm to the idea of playing on December 25.

The kids aren’t alright

premium_icon The kids aren’t alright

PARENTS should get help for their mentally ill kids long before they reach desperation point, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton. We need to do better.

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Trust is finite. Politicians squander it at their peril

premium_icon Trust is finite. Politicians squander it at their peril

ACCIDENT or not, falsely claiming a military medal, as Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg has, is as low as you can go, writes Terry Sweetman.

What the childcare subsidy changes mean to me

What the childcare subsidy changes mean to me

LIKE many mums returning to the workforce childcare was one of my biggest worries.

Trust them with my medical info? Not a chance

premium_icon Trust them with my medical info? Not a chance

I’M not trusting my medical records to the mob from the 2016 Census. They risk being hacked or inadvertently dumped by some knucklehead in Canberra: Paul Syvret

I can't take all the blame for this rubbish

premium_icon I can't take all the blame for this rubbish

TO annoy my anonymous detractor - and for absolutely no other reason at all - I wrote another column the following week ... and the next and the next.

Wed 18 Jul 2018

‘Trump can no longer be trusted’

‘Trump can no longer be trusted’

DONALD Trump’s inexplicable blunder in his meeting with Vladimir Putin has already done serious damage to his presidency.

At this point, Elon Musk is more arse than class

premium_icon At this point, Elon Musk is more arse than class

LABELLING a hero who helped save 12 children a “pedo” was unacceptable, unintelligent and uninspired. The best insults are creative and truthful, writes Tory...

Brighter you is hiding inside

Brighter you is hiding inside

Don't get me wrong, I love motherhood, but I didn't know how much of me I would sacrifice along the way.

The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

premium_icon The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

SICK days are a privilege, not an entitlement, so why do so many Aussies think they have to use them up, asks Mike O’Connor.

Are we true blue or pulling your leg?

premium_icon Are we true blue or pulling your leg?

APPARENTLY there's a group of people out there who believe Australia doesn't exist.

Ultimate Trump myth crumbles

Ultimate Trump myth crumbles

WE ALL have the same image of Donald Trump in our heads — but his performance with Vladimir Putin proved it’s a lie.

The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

premium_icon The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

When you find a tradie who does an honest job for a fair wage, don’t lose their number. But then there’s tradies like George, writes Margaret Wenham.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Model’s breastfeeding stunt on catwalk

Model’s breastfeeding stunt on catwalk

SPORTS Illustrated model Mara Martin stunned everyone when she walked the runway this morning while feeding her five-month-old baby. Don’t roll your eyes.

Trump’s most jaw-dropping moment yet

premium_icon Trump’s most jaw-dropping moment yet

DONALD Trump has caused jaws to drop around the world on many occasions. But one of his comments standing alongside Russian leader Vladimir Putin makes him either a...

The tragedy of Mark Latham

premium_icon The tragedy of Mark Latham

Mar Latham is the political tragedy of our times. So much promise has been dissolved in a bile of hate and insecurity all of his own making.

Unvaccinated kids should be homeschooled

premium_icon Unvaccinated kids should be homeschooled

No Jab, No Play is a fantastic policy which should be extended to schools. We can’t let idiot anti-vaxxers endanger our children, writes Kylie Lang.

Shock stats show true extent of violence

Shock stats show true extent of violence

Too many Australians are dying needlessly. And a breakdown of violence shows just who is being killed.

Respect first in abortion debate

premium_icon Respect first in abortion debate

THE key to navigating abortion reform debate is respect from all sides. It's an intensely personal issue, and it’s to be hoped all MPs have a conscience vote.

Usain Bolt may be joining A-League

Usain Bolt may be joining A-League

COMMENT: What is this sorcery? Talk is afoot that Jamaican-born speedster Usain Bolt may play for underachieving A-League club, the Central Coast Mariners.

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