Opinion

Wed 18 Jul 2018

What it's really like in a car going 175km/hour?

What it's really like in a car going 175km/hour?

Eyes shut or open? Driving in a rally car on a winding, dirt road isn't for everyone

Brighter you is hiding inside

Brighter you is hiding inside

Don't get me wrong, I love motherhood, but I didn't know how much of me I would sacrifice along the way.

The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

premium_icon The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

SICK days are a privilege, not an entitlement, so why do so many Aussies think they have to use them up, asks Mike O’Connor.

Are we true blue or pulling your leg?

premium_icon Are we true blue or pulling your leg?

APPARENTLY there's a group of people out there who believe Australia doesn't exist.

Ultimate Trump myth crumbles

Ultimate Trump myth crumbles

WE ALL have the same image of Donald Trump in our heads — but his performance with Vladimir Putin proved it’s a lie.

The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

premium_icon The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

When you find a tradie who does an honest job for a fair wage, don’t lose their number. But then there’s tradies like George, writes Margaret Wenham.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Model’s breastfeeding stunt on catwalk

Model’s breastfeeding stunt on catwalk

SPORTS Illustrated model Mara Martin stunned everyone when she walked the runway this morning while feeding her five-month-old baby. Don’t roll your eyes.

OPINION: Plastic bag ban shows our laziness

OPINION: Plastic bag ban shows our laziness

Is the single-use plastic bag ban proving how lazy our society has become?

Trump’s most jaw-dropping moment yet

premium_icon Trump’s most jaw-dropping moment yet

DONALD Trump has caused jaws to drop around the world on many occasions. But one of his comments standing alongside Russian leader Vladimir Putin makes him either a...

The tragedy of Mark Latham

premium_icon The tragedy of Mark Latham

Mar Latham is the political tragedy of our times. So much promise has been dissolved in a bile of hate and insecurity all of his own making.

Is it ok to ditch a kitchen just because it's ugly?

premium_icon Is it ok to ditch a kitchen just because it's ugly?

THE cottage was designed in the 80s, a decade best forgotten in terms of architecture and interior design (or haircuts and fashion, for that matter).

Unvaccinated kids should be homeschooled

premium_icon Unvaccinated kids should be homeschooled

No Jab, No Play is a fantastic policy which should be extended to schools. We can’t let idiot anti-vaxxers endanger our children, writes Kylie Lang.

Shock stats show true extent of violence

Shock stats show true extent of violence

Too many Australians are dying needlessly. And a breakdown of violence shows just who is being killed.

Respect first in abortion debate

premium_icon Respect first in abortion debate

THE key to navigating abortion reform debate is respect from all sides. It's an intensely personal issue, and it’s to be hoped all MPs have a conscience vote.

Usain Bolt may be joining A-League

Usain Bolt may be joining A-League

COMMENT: What is this sorcery? Talk is afoot that Jamaican-born speedster Usain Bolt may play for underachieving A-League club, the Central Coast Mariners.

Face of the flood also had a name

premium_icon Face of the flood also had a name

WHAT is particularly hard to take is that he survived an emergency like the flood, only to succumb on our streets right under our noses.

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Trump probably right about Germany

Trump probably right about Germany

Trump has kicked a hornet's nest through accusations that Germany is "captive to Russia" through a gas pipeline project.

Having dual passports doesn’t mean divided loyalty

premium_icon Having dual passports doesn’t mean divided loyalty

IN CONTEMPORARY Australia, where almost everyone comes from somewhere else, why should it matter if our politicians have two passports, asks Susan Johnson.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

‘I only date men who visit sex workers’

‘I only date men who visit sex workers’

KATE Iselin has one very important rule when it comes to the men she dates and to some it may come as a surprise.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

New law that goes way too far

New law that goes way too far

SURE, we need the government to weigh in on road rules and tax rates but, as Joe Hildebrand writes, it is not welcome in the bedroom.

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