Opinion

Thu 20 Feb 2020

A custody battle did not kill those kids – an evil man did

A custody battle did not kill those kids – an evil man did

The Family Court and the “system” is far from perfect but the “system” did not fail Rowan Baxter. The killer dad is the only failure here.

The robot apocalypse is coming, but how do we prepare?

premium_icon The robot apocalypse is coming, but how do we prepare?

Secure, well-paid jobs are slowly evaporating and being replaced by electronic and digital alternatives. , writes Mark Morey.

One word that forced Queen to ban Meghan

One word that forced Queen to ban Meghan

It’s one word, five little letters, but it left the Queen with no option but to completely excise Prince Harry and Meghan from royal life.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS: Enough of Yamba roundabout saga

premium_icon BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS: Enough of Yamba roundabout saga

AS MUCH as some in the vocal minority like to view Yamba as their own private paradisical retreat, it is a major service centre with a growing population.

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Time to stop expecting hand-outs when things go wrong

premium_icon Time to stop expecting hand-outs when things go wrong

The Australian public and businesses have become addicted to government subsidies whenever disaster hits.

Search for missing flight MH370 must be reopened

premium_icon Search for missing flight MH370 must be reopened

We all suspected it and finally, Tony Abbott has revealed what he was told by Malaysian officials about MH370. And it alone is enough to reopen the search.

Tue 18 Feb 2020

No, Bettina Arndt. Women who want respect are not ‘bitches’

premium_icon No, Bettina Arndt. Women who want respect are not ‘bitches’

The Order of Australia recipient blamed a dating guide for turning women into bitches. How dare she use this term to describe our women, says Frances Whiting.

Holden’s open letter to Australians

Holden’s open letter to Australians

The last chairman of the iconic car brand has penned an open letter thanking Australia — but letting go of Holden isn’t going to be easy.

Shorten leaves Albo in a tough spot

premium_icon Shorten leaves Albo in a tough spot

It’s a legacy left by unpopular former Labor leader Bill Shorten — and one his successor Anthony Albanese must now deal with, writes Renee Viellaris.

Stop hating on Celeste Barber. She’s a national star

premium_icon Stop hating on Celeste Barber. She’s a national star

She has arguably done more than most to support the victims of this tragic summer of bushfires, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for the mean-spirited trolls.

Mon 17 Feb 2020

OUR SAY: Green light needed for Yamba to move on

premium_icon OUR SAY: Green light needed for Yamba to move on

Traffic lights seem to bring out fears in many people, but it’s the only option for the town to go forward

Australia: A land of gutless, corrupt politicians

Australia: A land of gutless, corrupt politicians

I hate a smoke-choked country, a land of charcoal plains, of gutless, corrupt politicians, of droughts and climate change.

Is ‘helping’ with school homework really that bad?

premium_icon Is ‘helping’ with school homework really that bad?

In the dream scenario children would be more than happy to complete their homework on their own. But when has that ever actually happened, asks Darren Levin.

Hey Morrison, get us home now

premium_icon Hey Morrison, get us home now

After two weeks of involuntary quarantine at sea, we now face more of it on home soil. It’s time for Scott Morrison to step up and treat us with some respect.

Hats off to Llew, but he should go further

premium_icon Hats off to Llew, but he should go further

As a conservative voter I have nothing but admiration for Member for Wide Bay Member Llew O’Brien for his stand.

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Caucus meeting set to decide Deputy Premier’s future

premium_icon Caucus meeting set to decide Deputy Premier’s future

OPINION: After anger, bitternes and scheming for Jackie Trad detractors, an invitation has been extended. Will they put up, or shut up, asks Jessica Marszalek.

How solar works on cloudy and rainy days may surprise you

How solar works on cloudy and rainy days may surprise you

RENEWABLES are not “dole bludgers”.

My husband is having a mid-life crisis

premium_icon My husband is having a mid-life crisis

Fran Whiting says her husband is displaying some worrying behaviour, and breaking the unwritten contract between couples.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

‘Downright stupid’: Trump’s perfect weapon

‘Downright stupid’: Trump’s perfect weapon

Donald Trump is vulnerable. But with a new frontrunner emerging in the Democratic primaries, his opponents risk giving him the perfect weapon.

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Rather than condemn Sally Rogers, commit to a rescue pet

premium_icon Rather than condemn Sally Rogers, commit to a rescue pet

It’s not hard to see who the real offenders are when it comes to neglecting cats and dogs

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