Opinion

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Life-and-death issues that could cost Premier election

premium_icon Life-and-death issues that could cost Premier election

Many consider Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to be home and hosed at the October state election, but she is far from a shoo-in, writes Peter Gleeson.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Final nail in the coffin: Seibold must go

premium_icon Final nail in the coffin: Seibold must go

Anthony Seibold is surely a dead-man walking. Based on this latest debacle he must quit.

Jones’s unlikely first guest on new show

premium_icon Jones’s unlikely first guest on new show

It will be a case of strange bedfellows when controversial broadcaster Alan Jones kicks off his new show on Sky News with a former nemesis, writes Peter Gleeson.

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Escalating problem Bundy residents are losing sleep over

premium_icon Escalating problem Bundy residents are losing sleep over

Member for Bundaberg David Batt discusses the issue he’s been working with police on and how you can help

Fri 3 Jul 2020

Early release of super scheme signals financial pain

premium_icon Early release of super scheme signals financial pain

The financial situation in Australia is dire as millions have rushed to access their superannuation early, writes Sophie Elsworth.

Can the wedding dance ban work?

premium_icon Can the wedding dance ban work?

Up to 100 people will be allowed to attend weddings from today but guests be warned, you’re not allowed to hit the dance floor, writes Jessica Marszalek.

'Palace’s Meghan nightmare comes true'

'Palace’s Meghan nightmare comes true'

Explosive new documents lodged by Meghan Markle’s lawyers include a swathe of extraordinary new claims, writes Daniela Elser.

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Sorry for the scare campaign, the planet is fine

premium_icon Sorry for the scare campaign, the planet is fine

When a climate activist apologised for how environmentalists had misled the public over climate change threats, the fearmongers were not happy.

When we can travel again, will we actually want to?

premium_icon When we can travel again, will we actually want to?

The prospect of being on a plane for hours on end is now wildly unappealing. So what does COVID-19 mean for the future of travel, asks Simone Mitchell.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

'Australia’s huge $270b waste of money'

'Australia’s huge $270b waste of money'

Today’s $270 billion defence boost is a colossal amount of money being wasted on things we don’t need and will never use, says Sam Dastyari.

Remove the restrictions on business and open the borders

Remove the restrictions on business and open the borders

Tim Sayre talks about how Covid-19 restrictions are impacting local businesses.

We’re replacing the kangaroo with this? What a waste of $10m

premium_icon We’re replacing the kangaroo with this? What a waste of $10m

What happens when you get a self-serving mining billionaire whose fortune depends on the Chinese Communist Party to help rebrand Australia?

Border call reflects our new reality

premium_icon Border call reflects our new reality

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the right call in reopening Queensland’s borders to all states except Victoria. And it reflects our new reality in the age of...

Mon 29 Jun 2020

OPINION: Recalling newspaper days as digital era starts

premium_icon OPINION: Recalling newspaper days as digital era starts

TODAY could be somewhat of a sad day for some past employees of the NewsMail as this weekend's edition was the last hard copy of the paper.

Return to panic buying exposes how stupid we really are

premium_icon Return to panic buying exposes how stupid we really are

Australia, please. Don’t do this. Unless there’s a new strain of coronavirus that causes cravings for spag bol, put the bags of pasta back for somebody else.

Three issues that make these Broncos worst in history

premium_icon Three issues that make these Broncos worst in history

The Brisbane Broncos post-COVID have hit rock bottom. So much so, this may be the worst Brisbane team in the club’s proud history.

Sun 28 Jun 2020

Who cares when a young black mum is murdered?

premium_icon Who cares when a young black mum is murdered?

Theresa Binge was a loving mum who harmed no-one. She was murdered, and nobody charged. If she were white would things be different? I suspect so

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Here’s how a family pet will help your children

premium_icon Here’s how a family pet will help your children

Three fifths of Australian households own a family pet. And it turns out it’s for many good reasons, writes psychologist Dr Judith Locke.

How Nick Kyrgios became the leading force of common sense

premium_icon How Nick Kyrgios became the leading force of common sense

From supporting the bushfire efforts and now condemning Novak Djokovic’s carefree approach to COVID, Australia’s bad boy of tennis is transforming into someone truly...

Pay attention millennials, this isn’t bullying, it’s life

premium_icon Pay attention millennials, this isn’t bullying, it’s life

If last century we had the Roaring Twenties, this century we are basking in the Entitled Twenties. And the cancel culture acts of millennials are only making it...

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