Opinion

Wed 18 Jul 2018

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.

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.

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.

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

OPINION: Battle of the Bay a great advert for AFL

OPINION: Battle of the Bay a great advert for AFL

This AFL Wide Bay game had it all, and Aussie fans of any background would be thrilled if this contest was repeated on grand final day.

‘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.

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

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.

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