Opinion

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Kids parties: the worst thing about parenting

premium_icon Kids parties: the worst thing about parenting

KIDS parties are a weekend-killing drag that turn kids into terrorists after the sugar rush. If I never have to attend another I’ll die happy: Darren Levin.

Instagram: ruining holidays everywhere

premium_icon Instagram: ruining holidays everywhere

THERE’S no landmark that can’t be ruined, no experience that can’t be interrupted and no beauty spot that can’t be sullied by Instagram idiots: Jill Poulsen.

Paul Murray: There's a hole in our tax system worth billions

Paul Murray: There's a hole in our tax system worth billions

The ATO will miss about $8.7 billion in income tax this year and expects to only track down $500 million of it.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Ed's desk: Data shows 7 of 10 in Bundy engage with NewsMail

premium_icon Ed's desk: Data shows 7 of 10 in Bundy engage with NewsMail

EACH month the NewsMail engages with almost seven out of every 10 Bundaberg locals.

Why are pollies dragging their feet on euthanasia?

premium_icon Why are pollies dragging their feet on euthanasia?

Polls show we favour voluntary euthanasia but our political process refuses to even listen, writes Terry Sweetman.

Being white shouldn’t cancel out my opinions

premium_icon Being white shouldn’t cancel out my opinions

IF opinions are well-considered and delivered in a civil manner, it shouldn’t matter who they come from, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton.

Why neutral fans should cheer for Croatia not France

Why neutral fans should cheer for Croatia not France

OPINION: Croatia have fought tooth and nail to make the World Cup Final a fight that's lasted a lifetime for some.

My creek makes a mug of bag ban

premium_icon My creek makes a mug of bag ban

Al McGlashan finds his local Sydney waterway polluted by plastic bottles, coffee cups and styrofoam, but few plastic bags

What if Trump is right about Germany?

premium_icon What if Trump is right about Germany?

While many are writing off his frank words of warning, there’s far more than meets the eye to Trump’s brusqueness about Germany, writes James Morrow.

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Opinion: Why I love to hate ‘hacks’

premium_icon Opinion: Why I love to hate ‘hacks’

I’M all for creativity, writes Ann Wason Moore. But it’s time to stop flooding the internet with hacks that are, well — not hacks.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Why you shouldn’t support England

Why you shouldn’t support England

WITH England in its first World Cup semi-final in 28 years it seems to make sense that Aussies support them. But it’s wrong.

‘Decriminalising drugs will save our kids’

‘Decriminalising drugs will save our kids’

SMARTPHONES can do all sorts of amazing things, but for Louisa Simmonds’ son, they only made it harder to escape his dark past.

Here’s why people are off politics

premium_icon Here’s why people are off politics

The nastiness, negativity entrenched in mainstream politics is getting worse, and nothing typifies it like these two corrosive men screaming at each other.

Most vital part of Thai cave story

Most vital part of Thai cave story

NOTHING has engrossed us more in the past two weeks than the plight of the soccer team trapped in a cave.

Mansplaining under the pump

premium_icon Mansplaining under the pump

Someone's put petrol in a diesel car? Avoid mansplaining unless you’re dealing with a sane, balanced person who doesn’t crave victimhood.

Opinion: Thai rescue the good news story we need

premium_icon Opinion: Thai rescue the good news story we need

IN a time where petty hatreds get too much airtime and divisions in politics seem starker than ever, the world is for once on the same page, says Paul Toohey.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Choosing career takes time and careful consideration

Choosing career takes time and careful consideration

We have a role in helping our children view their place in the world positively and supporting their career aspirations.

If leaders are confused about energy, imagine the rest of us

premium_icon If leaders are confused about energy, imagine the rest of us

Politicians are locked in furious argument about dealing with power and climate change, says Peter Boyer.

Facebook knows where to go to be believed: opinion

premium_icon Facebook knows where to go to be believed: opinion

It's one thing for your ad to be seen by 1000 people, quite another for those people to believe your message.

Nollsy's epic rant was music to my ears

premium_icon Nollsy's epic rant was music to my ears

OPINION: Shannon Noll, I salute you. One, for having the balls to call out cowardly behaviour, and two, for doing it in the full-frontal way he did in.

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