Opinion

Tue 4 Aug 2020

'In hospital struggling to breathe’

premium_icon 'In hospital struggling to breathe’

Healthy 24-year-old Kasey Wilkins couldn’t believe she ended up in hospital gasping for breath. READ HER GUT-WRENCHING STORY

Hanson was right, our ethnic communities have a problem

premium_icon Hanson was right, our ethnic communities have a problem

Pauline Hanson was on the money when she claimed there was a problem with some ethnic communities during Victoria’s COVID-19 related lockdown of apartment blocks.

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Smart Phone! Dead Driver!

Smart Phone! Dead Driver!

Drivers using mobile phones to speak and text with others and checking their social media status and likes when driving are playing Russian roulette.

Sun 2 Aug 2020

It’s time we stopped calling women ‘girls’

premium_icon It’s time we stopped calling women ‘girls’

They are accused of endangering people’s lives, but one thing the women at the centre of Qld’s outbreak are not are “young girls”, writes Lucy Carne.

Fri 31 Jul 2020

One thing Bronco’s millions can’t buy

premium_icon One thing Bronco’s millions can’t buy

The Broncos spend three times as much as the Sharks on their football department yet no amount of resources can buy the one quality that separates the two teams.

Wake me up before you yo yo on border closures

premium_icon Wake me up before you yo yo on border closures

THE only thing unprecedented about this pandemic is the level of inconsistency being adopted in dealing with it.

When social media turns out to be not so social after all

premium_icon When social media turns out to be not so social after all

Finding a respectful way to debate topics in an environment where often posts seem to shout their opinion and shame others.

Thu 30 Jul 2020

‘Nation’s disgrace’: We should be ashamed

‘Nation’s disgrace’: We should be ashamed

COVID-19 has exposed an almighty flaw in how Australia cares for elderly people and it’s the definition of cruelty says Angela Mollard.

Teen trip exposes border weakness

premium_icon Teen trip exposes border weakness

This potential coronavirus cluster is about how a system supposedly preventing a second wave of coronavirus in the state has been exposed for being as porous as chicken...

Tue 28 Jul 2020

It’s time to stop calling people Karen

It’s time to stop calling people Karen

We’re being bombarded with stories of Karens but we’ve got to stop calling women - or anyone - that. Here’s why, writes Stephanie Bedo.

Cheesy nonsense overlooks much bigger battles

premium_icon Cheesy nonsense overlooks much bigger battles

People who have fought to have the name of Coon cheese changed are entitled to their crusades, but just how does this fight do anything to improve the lives of...

‘How dare you risk my life’: Anger at ‘arrogant’ protests

premium_icon ‘How dare you risk my life’: Anger at ‘arrogant’ protests

A letter writer vulnerable to COVID-19 has criticised Black Lives Matter protesters, claiming the gatherings only “alienate” residents from their cause.

Mon 27 Jul 2020

Mask dodgers: Anti-vaxxer idiocy under a new guise

premium_icon Mask dodgers: Anti-vaxxer idiocy under a new guise

As more families prepare to bury their loved ones in the escalating COVID-19 crisis, we are seeing arrogant and ignorant fame-seekers who claim their human rights are...

OPINION: Put phones down and pick your battles

premium_icon OPINION: Put phones down and pick your battles

Stop filming ‘injustice’ and start caring for those around you

Sun 26 Jul 2020

OPINION: Reason Victoria’s lockdowns are failing

OPINION: Reason Victoria’s lockdowns are failing

Dan Andrews locked his state down earlier and harder than the rest of Australia – but there’s one ‘perverse’ reason it’s not working.

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Depp’s court case makes a joke of domestic violence claims

premium_icon Depp’s court case makes a joke of domestic violence claims

Regardless of who did what to whom, Johnny Depp’s libel trial should be a serious scrutiny of abuse allegations, writes Lucy Carne.

Border closure has turned into total farce

premium_icon Border closure has turned into total farce

It was closed when it should have been open, now it’s open when it should be closed. It’s time we ended this border farce for once and for all.

Mother of all battles: Juggling work with being a mum

premium_icon Mother of all battles: Juggling work with being a mum

Two years after she and partner Barnaby Joyce made international headlines, Vikki Campion reveals how she juggles being a mum with her gruelling “second job”.

Meghan and Harry’s very dangerous game

Meghan and Harry’s very dangerous game

They’re at the centre of three major legal battles. Are they simply defending their rights or do they come across as two self-appointed victims?

Fri 24 Jul 2020

The things I learnt during lockdown

premium_icon The things I learnt during lockdown

With a forced hand-brake on external activity, Kylie Lang shares the things she’s learned from lockdown and hopes to incorporate in her new normal.

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