Opinion

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Why pics of Keanu’s girlfriend shocked me

Why pics of Keanu’s girlfriend shocked me

When I saw photos of Keanu Reeves with his first public girlfriend in decades, I’ll admit I was shocked by my own reaction.

This isn’t racism — it’s the Far Left at its worst

premium_icon This isn’t racism — it’s the Far Left at its worst

You’d think that an Australian horse winning the Melbourne Cup this week would be cause for celebration. But according to some, it’s racism at its worst.

Stop shaming mums on mobiles

premium_icon Stop shaming mums on mobiles

Your passing observation of a mother on her mobile is not a reflection of her attachment to her child or her ability to parent. So quit the condescending judgment.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Why we must listen to the mothers of dead soldiers

premium_icon Why we must listen to the mothers of dead soldiers

It is the burden no mother should bear — to lose your son after they have been broken by the system they served.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Shorten’s loss says a lot about how conservative we are

premium_icon Shorten’s loss says a lot about how conservative we are

Since federation we’ve had PMs who were Catholics, Freemasons, widowers and Rhodes scholars. Not once have we had a divorcee PM, says Michael McGuire.

Bring back the handwritten note

Bring back the handwritten note

Email and text messages seem to be killing the handwritten note … and I’m single-handedly trying to stop it, writes Brooke Falvey.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Melbourne Cup produced the hero we needed

premium_icon Melbourne Cup produced the hero we needed

For years, punters have cried out for a true-blue Aussie horse to claim the Melbourne Cup. On Tuesday, their wishes were granted, writes Andrew Rule

Will the Katter-Hanson Political union end in disaster?

premium_icon Will the Katter-Hanson Political union end in disaster?

Alliances are an old-time political trick, but they can easily be as bad. Which makes the Katter Hanson marriage so concerning, writes Paul Williams.

LOFT OPINION: We're jailing the wrong bad guys

premium_icon LOFT OPINION: We're jailing the wrong bad guys

When that punishment is dished out by a system which routinely slaps the wrists of deviant paedophiles and violent thugs, the hypocrisy is hard to take.

Australia needs more climb bans following Uluru

premium_icon Australia needs more climb bans following Uluru

As calls for an Uluru-style climb ban to be introduced to Mt Warning gains momentum, writes Tory Shepherd

Mining protesters have forgotten what democracy looks like

premium_icon Mining protesters have forgotten what democracy looks like

Democracy is about discussing opposing views. So why do some protesters think that hurling vile abuse at those they disagree with qualifies as a substitute.

Prime Minister, it's time to acknowledge first nations

premium_icon Prime Minister, it's time to acknowledge first nations

"Let’s also acknowledge the incredible warriors who organised, strategized and led resistance campaigns across this vast country."

Double joy at Ipswich racetrack

premium_icon Double joy at Ipswich racetrack

THE scene was set last Wednesday for a celebration prior to the five-month racing shutdown.

Schoolies’ parents receive some sage advice

premium_icon Schoolies’ parents receive some sage advice

AROUND this time of the year, there are mixed emotions at the prospect of a child finishing their school journey.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Climate debate: more about money than cleaning the planet?

premium_icon Climate debate: more about money than cleaning the planet?

The mantra behind global warming is a brazen attempt to reallocate funds from other much more beneficial projects, says economist David French

Jan Fran examines Leunig’s '500-word self-pity party'

Jan Fran examines Leunig’s '500-word self-pity party'

Michael Leunig was blasted for his tone deaf cartoon attacking young mums. His 500-word defence was even worse, says Jan Fran

Sun 3 Nov 2019

The glitzy hide-out for embattled Aussie stars

The glitzy hide-out for embattled Aussie stars

This luxe playground for Hollywood’s elite is being terrorised by Aussie blokes whose lives are crumbling. It’s swiftly losing its lavish appeal.

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Cue the haters: Kanye West is rapping Christianity

premium_icon Cue the haters: Kanye West is rapping Christianity

KANYE West, the born-again Christian, has put a giant target on his back with his new album and IMAX movie, Jesus is King.

Opinion: ‘Frightening’ bushfire patterns emerging

premium_icon Opinion: ‘Frightening’ bushfire patterns emerging

‘We are on track to have less rainfall, more hot days and, most importantly for bushfire risk, many more hot nights.’

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Can the Coalition survive the drought?

premium_icon Can the Coalition survive the drought?

Think the love in the Coalition is rock solid? Think again. The cracks are showing, and drought policy will make it worse, writes Paul Williams.

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