Opinion

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Survivor loser doesn’t deserve your cash

Survivor loser doesn’t deserve your cash

Australia, we’ve got it wrong — and in rallying behind Survivor favourite Luke Toki, we’ve missed a crucial point that cannot be ignored.

Grey nomads have no hope with 4WD towing laws

premium_icon Grey nomads have no hope with 4WD towing laws

There needs to be federal government decision on the matter of caravan and tow vehicle weight. Until then, confusion reigns across Australia.

Why I returned to work two weeks after giving birth

premium_icon Why I returned to work two weeks after giving birth

It takes two people to make a baby. So why don’t our workplaces see it that way? We need to stop expecting women to sacrifice their careers, writes Gemma Lloyd.

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Star stable back in form

premium_icon Star stable back in form

The win on a Metropolitan Wednesday card boosted Connoisseur's career earnings to $145,000 from 21 career starts.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Gleeso: Grey nomads still in the firing line

premium_icon Gleeso: Grey nomads still in the firing line

Queensland grey nomads are being discriminated against, and the cavalier actions of the Transport Minister have been laid bare, writes Peter Gleeson.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Anthony Albanese’s ‘up-yours’ to vegans

Anthony Albanese’s ‘up-yours’ to vegans

IF A great leader is measured not just by the quality of his friends but by the quality of his enemies, Anthony Albanese could be the greatest yet.

Outrageous Insta trend is hilariously bad

Outrageous Insta trend is hilariously bad

If you don’t think this trend is out-of-touch, you’ve probably done it yourself. James Weir writes about the Insta craze that is so bad it’s hilarious.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

NECESSARY EVIL: Drug tests a case of tough love

premium_icon NECESSARY EVIL: Drug tests a case of tough love

ON THE surface random drug testing trial and cashless welfare cards appear provocative to a society that has rarely had its system shaken from the bottom up.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

My humiliating Today show sacking

My humiliating Today show sacking

From 2002 to 2004 Sami Lukis was living the dream, working as Today’s weather girl — but in January 2005, one phone call changed her life.

YOUR SAY: Traditional burn-offs could prevent disaster

premium_icon YOUR SAY: Traditional burn-offs could prevent disaster

'Maybe we need to learn from the Aborigines as we have now ruined the soil.'

Courage under fire to help complete strangers

premium_icon Courage under fire to help complete strangers

It’s a special breed of person who willingly puts themselves in harm’s way to help complete strangers.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

We’re still living in a post 9/11 world

premium_icon We’re still living in a post 9/11 world

The September 11 attacks changed history in ways we never envisaged at the time — and make the preceding bloody decade seem like a golden age in comparison, writes...

Fire can’t destroy what’s alive in spirit

premium_icon Fire can’t destroy what’s alive in spirit

For those hundreds of thousands of people who have stayed there, Binna Burra Lodge is a loss that feels personal, writes Frances Whiting.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Fire crews save Angourie from ember shower

premium_icon Fire crews save Angourie from ember shower

THE men and women who put themselves directly in the line of fire are the difference between whole neighbourhoods standing or smouldering.

The devastating bushfire image that said it all

premium_icon The devastating bushfire image that said it all

It was the smallest creature who offered the greatest perspective as one of the most devasating bushfires wreaked havoc, writes Ann Wason Moore.

Predators, dealers get less than a battling grazier

Predators, dealers get less than a battling grazier

Grazier taken down in court for trying to survive, criminals walk free for much worse.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

Byron’s beachside soul trampled by Instagram tragics

premium_icon Byron’s beachside soul trampled by Instagram tragics

Byron used to be where wet hair, sandy feet and solid work ethic were the norm. Now the surfing hotspot has been overrun by the Instagram elite, trying to make...

Sun 8 Sep 2019

We owe them more than a debt of gratitude

premium_icon We owe them more than a debt of gratitude

Our 36,000 rural firefighting volunteers drop everything to protect our communities. Is it fair for them to suffer economic loss through that sacrifice?

Surprising location of stunning wines

premium_icon Surprising location of stunning wines

Ignore these wines at your peril, warns Travis Schultz

The cruel twist Karl didn’t see coming

The cruel twist Karl didn’t see coming

In the controversial 60 Minutes exposé on Meghan Markle, there’s an awkward twist that makes it even more confusing. James Weir writes.

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