Opinion

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Anning attends gun show 2 days after Christchurch

Anning attends gun show 2 days after Christchurch

It’s been a hell of a week for Fraser Anning, and it’s just getting worse.

Stay close, be kind: Gympie woman's NZ sister pens her shock

premium_icon Stay close, be kind: Gympie woman's NZ sister pens her shock

'Waking up this morning, it is hard to believe that this dreadful insult on decent human beings, has been performed by other humans.'

'No room to move': Australia is overpopulated

premium_icon 'No room to move': Australia is overpopulated

Long list of rental applicants, problem with homelessness poses questions about Australia's stance on immigration.

Andrew Bolt: Attack fuels more hatred

premium_icon Andrew Bolt: Attack fuels more hatred

Activists are now exploiting Brenton Tarrant’s crimes to shut down debates that they tag “hate speech”, writes Andrew Bolt.

There’s no family equaliser quite like sport

premium_icon There’s no family equaliser quite like sport

For many of us, having a relationship with our loved ones is made a whole lot easier — and fun — when there’s a team of athletes involved, writes Darren Levin....

'Turning in their graves': Veteran's disgust at fascism

'Turning in their graves': Veteran's disgust at fascism

THERE are veterans who would be turning in their graves knowing that fascism has made its way to our shores, and to the shores of our brothers in arms.

Community strength makes the world seem a little brighter

premium_icon Community strength makes the world seem a little brighter

When the news becomes too difficult to bear and the internet becomes a breeding ground of hate, focusing on the good makes the world seem like a better place.

Let's not make 'egg boy' our national hero, please

premium_icon Let's not make 'egg boy' our national hero, please

THE old saying "two wrongs don't make a right” stands the test of time and I'm inclined to say that's the case.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Is there any lifeform lower than a troll?

premium_icon Is there any lifeform lower than a troll?

Yesterday's big stories of the climate strike and Christchurch horror are complex and need nuanced debate - so naturally social media gave us stupidity instead.

There's no silver lining in child cruelty

premium_icon There's no silver lining in child cruelty

There are some news articles I can barely finish reading these days, Letea Cavander writes.

Daniel McKinnon is inventing new tech for healthier lives

premium_icon Daniel McKinnon is inventing new tech for healthier lives

Daniel McKinnon is the director of Appfactory

Backflips deny community will

premium_icon Backflips deny community will

Bill Hoffman finds parallels between Britain's Brexit and banking royal commission backflips

Fri 15 Mar 2019

BOUNDARY RIDER: Forget the top 50 - we all have the power

BOUNDARY RIDER: Forget the top 50 - we all have the power

BUNDABERG'S Power 50 may have thrown up a few surprises to some people but after reading the list Ben Turnbull started to think.

Is this what they call wagging these days?

premium_icon Is this what they call wagging these days?

Climate change protests are not a union exercise and are organised by earnest schoolchildren, who are not enticed by the chance to skip school for the day, writes...

‘Why I WILL strike for climate change’

premium_icon ‘Why I WILL strike for climate change’

In the biggest student-led action against climate change ever, we will demand to be listened to. We don’t want to inherit a wretched future, writes Year 12 student...

Students have a right to strike

premium_icon Students have a right to strike

Irony of self-appointed warriors of free speech trying to silence school children is incredible.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

How wearable tech is harvesting your data

premium_icon How wearable tech is harvesting your data

Forget fretting about your calories, digital health technology like Fitbits and Apple watches may be harvesting your personal data. If we’re not careful it could...

Tue 12 Mar 2019

OPINION: Kids need to learn to live with heat

OPINION: Kids need to learn to live with heat

IN THE big scheme of things, surely there are more important areas where the government can first spend funds when it comes to education?

OPINION: Start with the Finnish to fix our schools

OPINION: Start with the Finnish to fix our schools

AUSTRALIA has been needlessly grappling for some years now about our falling education standards.

Screens are not the enemy of parenting

premium_icon Screens are not the enemy of parenting

In a world where we’re all striving to be the perfect parent, it’s time we accept some of us will come up short.

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