Opinion

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Climate needs us to change to improve our children's futures

premium_icon Climate needs us to change to improve our children's futures

It is time to join with our kids to demand better for our planet, and heed warning that we only have 12 years to limit global warming to moderate levels.

Hospital shooting deserves attention

premium_icon Hospital shooting deserves attention

"ON any other day, an inmate getting fatally shot outside a regional hospital in NSW, would have been big news around Australia."

OUR SAY: Helping sexual assault victims speak out

premium_icon OUR SAY: Helping sexual assault victims speak out

Sexual abuse is still such a taboo subject and still something victims find hard to talk about.

‘We are all responsible for Christchurch massacre’

premium_icon ‘We are all responsible for Christchurch massacre’

Moving on from horror of the New Zealand terror attack means confronting evils that exist in our culture — and ourselves, writes Hamish Graham.

‘We are devastated with grief. But not shocked’

‘We are devastated with grief. But not shocked’

Australian Muslims are full of sorrow for victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, but we’re not surprised it happened. We always knew anti-Muslim rhetoric...

Don’t ding my car!

Don’t ding my car!

It always irks me when oversized utes and four wheel drives park next to my car.

'We have the power to stop the terror': Rousing vigil speech

premium_icon 'We have the power to stop the terror': Rousing vigil speech

Much like her fellow compatriots former Christchurch resident Tessa Patrick mourned the loss of the innocent at the weekend.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Grief-stricken city caught in media crosshairs

Grief-stricken city caught in media crosshairs

THE forgotten victims in moments of violent tragedy are the communities affected by the unwanted - but inevitable - media scrutiny.

We shouldn’t lower ourselves to Anning’s level

premium_icon We shouldn’t lower ourselves to Anning’s level

Despite the plaudits for Egg Boy, we can’t abandon all accountability and applaud his actions. That would allow a hate-peddling opportunist like Anning to win.

'Racing Qld don't know Ipswich track'

'Racing Qld don't know Ipswich track'

While stakeholders were disaffected due to the early transfer on the day prior, the reputation of Racing Queensland and the ITC took another battering.

Time to vote out Fraser Anning

premium_icon Time to vote out Fraser Anning

VOTERS at the federal election will have the chance to condemn Senator Fraser Anning for his desperate and divisive speech on the Christchurch massacre.

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.'

OPINION: Now is not the time for division, Australia

premium_icon OPINION: Now is not the time for division, Australia

Close your eyes and replace the word Muslim with Jew

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.

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