Opinion

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Decades later, the beach still gives me nightmares

premium_icon Decades later, the beach still gives me nightmares

I wonder how many people have been saved by surf lifesavers? I’m guessing one in five, probably more.

Four burning issues our pollies need to address

premium_icon Four burning issues our pollies need to address

IS THIS really the time to be arguing about religion?

Sat 12 Oct 2019

Overhaul of water infrastructure needed to combat drought

premium_icon Overhaul of water infrastructure needed to combat drought

Why has ‘drought strategy’ become the modern-day equivalent of the Enigma Code? They cracked the Enigma Code, but someone has yet to ‘crack’ drought strategy.

Seven-word tweet that sparked NBA crisis

Seven-word tweet that sparked NBA crisis

Seven words. That is all it took to throw one of the richest and most popular sports on the planet into an unprecedented public relations crisis.

‘People aren’t sheep, or are they?’

premium_icon ‘People aren’t sheep, or are they?’

‘The words of the internet are accepted all too readily by the gullible believers’

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Hey men, rape is not a beauty pageant

premium_icon Hey men, rape is not a beauty pageant

It is disgraceful that a nightclub owner would brand this teen whose drink was allegedly spiked not good looking enough to be raped, writes Sherele Moody.

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Females still getting the raw deal in relationships

premium_icon Females still getting the raw deal in relationships

Single women live longer than married. Married men live longer than single. What does this tell you?

Traits that make you a climate denier

Traits that make you a climate denier

Climate change is real, but many still don’t believe it. You’re more likely to be a denier if you have these personality traits.

Houses exploding, nowhere to hide: Bushfire catastrophe

Houses exploding, nowhere to hide: Bushfire catastrophe

A FIREY who is now in hospital after an ember went in his eye has given a frightening account of the Rappville bushfire and the devastation it has caused.

Tue 8 Oct 2019

The soap opera happening in my streets

premium_icon The soap opera happening in my streets

LIVING in a small coastal village might be seen to be dull by some... they should check out this street.

Punters' favourites rule the track at Ipswich

premium_icon Punters' favourites rule the track at Ipswich

TWO highly promising apprentices in Baylee Nothdurft and Nick Keal rode five winners between them at the latest Ipswich meeting.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

The 'lie' retailers blame their failures on

premium_icon The 'lie' retailers blame their failures on

If retailers want to continue in an increasingly tough market they should take responsibility for their failing, writes Ingrid Maynard.

Boldly doing the job we pay them to do... sort of

premium_icon Boldly doing the job we pay them to do... sort of

REALITY television takes a strange new turn when government ministers star as themselves in their own show.

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Cassandra Thorburn’s money woes

Cassandra Thorburn’s money woes

Cassandra Thorburn shares how she survived her public divorce to Karl Stefanovic and why financial necessity drove her back to work.

Greta question that remains unanswered

Greta question that remains unanswered

AMID all the outrage on both sides of the Greta Thunberg debate, there is one question that remains unanswered, writes Joe Hildebrand.

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Blood on whose hands? The epidemic we can no longer ignore

premium_icon Blood on whose hands? The epidemic we can no longer ignore

It’s too late to change the stories of these women, but it is not too late to save the lives of girls who follow in their footsteps, writes SHERELE MOODY

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Why I hate having a mammogram

premium_icon Why I hate having a mammogram

Are we being wusses? I mean, its ten minutes of discomfort. But its more than that.

Just when you thought season couldn’t get any worse

premium_icon Just when you thought season couldn’t get any worse

Thursday night’s revelation about James Segeyaro is the final kick in the guts for a Broncos club left to lament one of the most harrowing seasons.

OUR SAY: Greta didn't win anyone over on climate debate

premium_icon OUR SAY: Greta didn't win anyone over on climate debate

The art of diplomacy is being able to share challenging ideas

Thu 3 Oct 2019

New health crisis! Vaping scare has made one thing clear

premium_icon New health crisis! Vaping scare has made one thing clear

It's become clear that Australia’s doctors and medical community need to focus its efforts and its minds on vaping, writes Dr Sud Agarwal.

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