Opinion

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Trial by social media a concern

premium_icon Trial by social media a concern

I'M NOT what you'd call a crazy dog person but I do have a soft spot for man's best friend.

Adani process: Due diligence or shifting the goalposts?

premium_icon Adani process: Due diligence or shifting the goalposts?

An environmental scientist goes head-to-head with Adani Australia’s CEO over whether the black-throated finch is under legitimate threat or had become a political...

North Queensland, monsoons and weapons of MAFS destruction

premium_icon North Queensland, monsoons and weapons of MAFS destruction

SHUT in the motel room by the monsoonal downpour outside, what else was there to do than watch Married At First Sight?

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Why I won’t let my kids join the climate strike

premium_icon Why I won’t let my kids join the climate strike

THE idea of school kids wagging school to protest climate change, horrifies me, writes Louise Roberts. School is for learning, not activism.

Supermarket's one good deed insults an industry it ruined

premium_icon Supermarket's one good deed insults an industry it ruined

DON'T praise Woolies for its 10c levy. Instead, remember it as a company that ignored the plight of draughted farmers for seven years.

Why I won’t give Coles my money

premium_icon Why I won’t give Coles my money

I can’t bring the rain, but I can help our farmers by refusing to shop at supermarkets like Coles and Aldi until they give them a fair price for their milk, writes...

Key Adani report being kept a State secret

premium_icon Key Adani report being kept a State secret

The Palaszczuk Government has added to the controversy over Adani mine approvals by refusing to release the final report an issue considered to be a major threat to...

Australia may have changed but our anthem shouldn’t

premium_icon Australia may have changed but our anthem shouldn’t

If Cody Walker and Mal Meninga don’t like Advance Australia Fair they’re missing the point of the song and its history, writes Mike O’Connor.

Valentine's Day death: My heart sank at holiday discovery

premium_icon Valentine's Day death: My heart sank at holiday discovery

WAKING up to an unfolding drama outside our holiday apartment was not the way I expected to face the morning of Valentine's Day.

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Mason Lee: A little boy is dead, but who is really to blame?

premium_icon Mason Lee: A little boy is dead, but who is really to blame?

A little boy who lived a “wretched” life of pain and neglect and adults who shouted at him to “shut up”, that he was a “c--t”, writes Kate Kyriacou.

Times Gone By: Inquiry into death of miner

Times Gone By: Inquiry into death of miner

'The miners do not give sufficient attention to the protection of the workings'

Nothing like ‘Our town’ for Queenslanders

premium_icon Nothing like ‘Our town’ for Queenslanders

We are starting an adventure on Sky News tonight in Toowoomba, a journey to celebrate Australia and the regional centres that make this place great.

Restaurant bans kids from using iPads

Restaurant bans kids from using iPads

A SYDNEY restaurant owner has banned devices and colouring books from his tables, but he seems to be forgetting why parents come to restaurants.

Life-saving investment necessary at all businesses

premium_icon Life-saving investment necessary at all businesses

The more people with access to defibrillators, and the more people who know how to use them, the more lives that could be saved.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Times Gone By: Car plunges 100ft onto roadway

Times Gone By: Car plunges 100ft onto roadway

'The owner-driver, a well-known Gladstone businessman, Victor Shellard, had a miraculous escape from injury'

BIG SWELL: Time for us kooks to stay on land

premium_icon BIG SWELL: Time for us kooks to stay on land

Tropical Cyclone Oma looks set to deliver some pretty spectacular surf over the next few days.

Is your caravan a little overweight?

Is your caravan a little overweight?

Do you really know the true weight of the object we are towing? Filling the water tanks is enough to tip many vehicles almost over the limit.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Jockey in hot form at two tracks

Jockey in hot form at two tracks

JOCKEY Michael Cahill has continued his impressive form after clocking up a treble midweek at Doomben.

OPINION: After the flood, is it still business as usual?

OPINION: After the flood, is it still business as usual?

LOSSES from this natural disaster off the back of drought is estimated at $105 million and that's expected to rise. Here's why you should be worried too.

YOUR SAY: Why the Bureau of Meteorology is in trouble

YOUR SAY: Why the Bureau of Meteorology is in trouble

The Bureau of Meteorology (the BOM) plays a vital role in the protection of life and property during extreme and natural disaster events.

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