Opinion

Fri 17 Jan 2020

How changing the car you drive will help climate change

premium_icon How changing the car you drive will help climate change

If Australians are serious about tackling climate change, we’re going to have to address the fuel-guzzling monster rides parked in our driveways.

Australia, we are a culinary disaster

premium_icon Australia, we are a culinary disaster

Sure, we’ve got Vegemite and lamingtons, but in terms of a national cuisine, Australia’s plate is empty, writes Michael Madigan.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

I spent the day at a nudist resort, here’s what happened

premium_icon I spent the day at a nudist resort, here’s what happened

While my friendly host’s smile was on display for my entire visit, the same couldn’t be said for his towel.

'Dead malls': Retail future grim as online shopping booms

premium_icon 'Dead malls': Retail future grim as online shopping booms

THE news of the collapse of Jeanswest yesterday would have come as no surprise to many people.

Changing the date of Australia Day won’t change our reality

premium_icon Changing the date of Australia Day won’t change our reality

The Australia Day debate won’t change the dire reality facing many indigenous Australians. But it will provide a distraction from issues of real importance

Do it for future generations

premium_icon Do it for future generations

EVERY Australian – and millions around the world – have been touched by the unfolding bushfire crisis

Why you should only buy Australian-made products

premium_icon Why you should only buy Australian-made products

"I WONDER if they teach today’s children about all the wonderful inventions this little nation has delivered to the world."

Stop pretending we’re not part of the problem

premium_icon Stop pretending we’re not part of the problem

Seriously addressing climate change doesn’t mean waiting for government and big business to so something about it.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Canada turns on Meghan and Harry

Canada turns on Meghan and Harry

Harry and Meghan have turned their backs on Britain in favour of life in Canada – but their new homeland is having some second thoughts.

Big myth in protester’s death

Big myth in protester’s death

Wilson Gavin’s death was undeniably tragic – but we’re all ignoring something critical about this sad story, and hiding it helps no one.

'The future demands we take strong action on Climate Change'

premium_icon 'The future demands we take strong action on Climate Change'

"This future demands that we take stronger action to limit global warming."

Tue 14 Jan 2020

Twits, not Twitter, to blame for tragedy

premium_icon Twits, not Twitter, to blame for tragedy

Blaming the death of conservative activist Wilson Gavin on social media is passing the buck. We must take responsibility for our own actions, writes Kylie Lang.

Australian bushfires: Our Pompeii Moment

Australian bushfires: Our Pompeii Moment

Australians are fleeing a different kind of Vesuvius. Instead of lava and pumice stone, we are running from climate change.

Why animal losses hit us so hard

premium_icon Why animal losses hit us so hard

Images of wildlife affected by the bushfires are distressing – and the estimated one billion animal deaths demand determined action on climate change.

When your last grandparent dies, the loss is profound

premium_icon When your last grandparent dies, the loss is profound

My nan was more than a nan to me. She was a second mum and a best friend. Nothing can diminish the gap that opens when your last grandparent dies.

Meghan Markle is not Yoko Ono

premium_icon Meghan Markle is not Yoko Ono

Meghan Markle has not fractured the royals and Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles. Let's stop perpetuating the false Yoko Ono myth every time a strong woman...

YOUR SAY: ‘Adani will supply the fuel that burns us’

premium_icon YOUR SAY: ‘Adani will supply the fuel that burns us’

‘The state reluctantly approved Adani’s shonky Black-Throated Finch Management Plan’

Mon 13 Jan 2020

‘Beastly’: Moment Harry turned on Queen

‘Beastly’: Moment Harry turned on Queen

For his entire life, Harry lived in adoring awe of his grandmother the Queen – until one day in May 2018 when everything reportedly changed forever.

The absurdity of extreme bushfire politics is out of hand

The absurdity of extreme bushfire politics is out of hand

While large chunks of Australia continue to burn, both sides of the ideological spectrum are obsessed with politics and ignoring reason.

Sun 12 Jan 2020

We must protect creatures great and small

premium_icon We must protect creatures great and small

YOU’D have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the koala posts in the aftermath of our catastrophic fires.

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