Opinion

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Teaching girls STEM will boost Australia’s academic results

Teaching girls STEM will boost Australia’s academic results

If we don’t take Australia’s recent PISA results seriously we risk locking a future generation out of the workforce.

If your Christmas tree isn’t up by now, it’s too late

premium_icon If your Christmas tree isn’t up by now, it’s too late

When it comes to busting out the box of tinsel and finding the shining star each festive season, anything goes.

Not game to ask Premier this question

premium_icon Not game to ask Premier this question

It’s the one aspect of the southeast’s Olympic bid our Premier won’t discuss — but it could result in Queenslanders feeling hoodwinked.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

‘Disrespectful’ fireworks must be cancelled

‘Disrespectful’ fireworks must be cancelled

Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are world famous – but this year, the only option is to cancel them completely or risk making a huge mistake.

Vegan farm invasion had dairy owners on ‘full alert’

premium_icon Vegan farm invasion had dairy owners on ‘full alert’

Milking is a cooperative venture between farmer and cow. Nevertheless, dairy farmers are tormented by activists, writes Tim Blair.

The glaring omission in Carl Wulff's corruption tell-all

premium_icon The glaring omission in Carl Wulff's corruption tell-all

Some felt this movie was an attempt to garner sympathy for the former Ipswich City Council CEO but most were frustrated or angry about one glaring omission.

OPINION: From the editor to Albo, an open letter

premium_icon OPINION: From the editor to Albo, an open letter

DEAR Mr Albanese, welcome to our amazing piece of paradise.

Hey feminists, stop jingling the Christmas gender bells

premium_icon Hey feminists, stop jingling the Christmas gender bells

The festive season, we are now being told, is no longer about love and coming together, but rather a mountain of labour for women.

ARTIST SPEAKS OUT: The other side to ‘offensive’ art boycott

premium_icon ARTIST SPEAKS OUT: The other side to ‘offensive’ art boycott

‘Christensen claims to be free speech advocate ... It means freedom for them to say what they like’

Scott Morrison: Priorities are very wrong

premium_icon Scott Morrison: Priorities are very wrong

The priorities are all wrong, as the nation burns, when the PM’s next move is to divide.

Wed 11 Dec 2019

OPINION: The conundrum with consultation on Paradise Dam

premium_icon OPINION: The conundrum with consultation on Paradise Dam

'I HAVE been to numerous community consultation sessions and I would have to say the most unwelcoming was the one hosted by Sunwater in Gin Gin yesterday'.

All I want for Christmas is a day free of family pressure

premium_icon All I want for Christmas is a day free of family pressure

From relatives asking when you’re planning to have children to sexist pressure on women to carry the mental load, this holiday season we all need to lighten up.

Why Holden had to dump Commodore

premium_icon Why Holden had to dump Commodore

Once Australia’s favourite car, the Commodore fell on hard times as buyer tastes shifted. Now the legend is no more, as Holden focuses on SUVs and utes.

Mon 9 Dec 2019

When schoolies are also mummies

premium_icon When schoolies are also mummies

On paper, teaching is the exchange of knowledge. On paper, family is supposed to be people related to you who care, value and nurture you but we know, in reality,...

Words and terms to learn or burn in 2020

premium_icon Words and terms to learn or burn in 2020

Why ‘slut shaming’ is good and ‘mumprenuer’ sucks

Impatience can lead to the naughty list

Impatience can lead to the naughty list

Insurance figures have revealed a notable increase in incidents at shopping centre car parks around this time.

How a phone call could have saved my brother

premium_icon How a phone call could have saved my brother

‘I never realised the power of a phone call until one changed my life.’

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Unexpected winner in Andrew sex scandal

Unexpected winner in Andrew sex scandal

Queen Elizabeth is dealing with the biggest crisis of her 65-year reign – but in the midst of it all, one royal has suddenly rocketed to power.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Racism row shameful all round

premium_icon Racism row shameful all round

In the predictable politicking that followed a racist video linked to Young LNP members, no side of politics came out unscathed, writes Steven Wardill.

Trad’s big problem to rule them all

premium_icon Trad’s big problem to rule them all

Integrity scandals aside, there’s been a cloud hanging over Treasurer Jackie Trad that only appears to be getting worse, writes Steven Wardill.

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