Opinion

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Widespread field of winners salute at Ipswich track

Widespread field of winners salute at Ipswich track

After that interstate success, other winners came from the coast to the country of South East Queensland.

Find your own lane: your OP will not define your life

premium_icon Find your own lane: your OP will not define your life

It's a snapshot in time and hopefully in a few years you'll have grown and changed so much you'll barely recognise the person you were in high school.

If Kris Kringle is the meaning of Christmas, count me out

premium_icon If Kris Kringle is the meaning of Christmas, count me out

Tis the season to give a co-worker you barely know a cheap gift they’ll chuck in the hard rubbish next year. What could be more festive, asks Darren Levin.

'Respect, affection': Daughter's tribute to aged care staff

premium_icon 'Respect, affection': Daughter's tribute to aged care staff

I consider myself to be a hard worker, compassionate and caring, yet my admiration sits very solidly with these staff members.

When mechanics morph into the Christmas Grinch

When mechanics morph into the Christmas Grinch

Are you taking your car in for a check-up this week? Chances are there will be a nasty surprise for many.

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Why 1994 was the best year ever for movies

Why 1994 was the best year ever for movies

Four Weddings and a Funeral, Muriel’s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — why aren’t feel-good films like this lighting up the big screen...

Who’s to blame for global crisis?

Who’s to blame for global crisis?

Sorry, you can’t blame Trump. There’s someone else to blame for the current state of US and Australian politics, and the chaos in Europe.

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Why these Santa photos need to stop

Why these Santa photos need to stop

A CHILD psychologist argues there is nothing funny about kids being anxious about sitting on Santa’s lap and they should be praised for refusing to join in.

There should be no freedom to discriminate

premium_icon There should be no freedom to discriminate

There is no grey when it comes to discrimination and it shouldn't be tolerated

Kent: NRL must fight for its reputation

premium_icon Kent: NRL must fight for its reputation

Merry Christmas rugby league. How can you love a game which faces five sexual assault allegations over one summer? ... writes PAUL KENT.

OPINION: It should never have come to this

premium_icon OPINION: It should never have come to this

How can a one-team town of more than 50,000 people be so close to being left without a club?

Fri 14 Dec 2018

The problem(s) with Christmas shopping

premium_icon The problem(s) with Christmas shopping

Here's a tip from the Chatterbox, avoid Queen Street Mall at Christmas time

My Health Record could mean a death sentence!

My Health Record could mean a death sentence!

I have a case which contains over 2000 pages of medical records. My Health Record has none!

Year 12 results aren’t the only measure of success

premium_icon Year 12 results aren’t the only measure of success

As an educator, I’ve seen plenty of students without strong academic results do incredible things in their lives, writes Marise McConaghy.

ScoMo should tread very carefully with religion laws

premium_icon ScoMo should tread very carefully with religion laws

The PM’s promise to introduce a Religious Discrimination Act might impress conservatives, but he should be careful not to damage egalitarian values we hold dear

Are your Christmas gifts actually safe?

premium_icon Are your Christmas gifts actually safe?

Most of us blindly believe there are legal requirements to ensure what’s for sale has passed safety tests. We couldn’t be more wrong, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton.

Taxing sugary drinks is the least we can do

premium_icon Taxing sugary drinks is the least we can do

IT’S relatively simple to target soft drinks, but sugar lurks in other foods too, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton.

‘A split-second decision ended her life’

premium_icon ‘A split-second decision ended her life’

Every day I’m reminded of the road toll. Park the road rage, get off your phone, and drive safely this Christmas, writes Louise Roberts.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

The Family Court did not make John Edwards a killer

premium_icon The Family Court did not make John Edwards a killer

AS SOME people turn domestic violence killer John Edwards into a Family Court martyr, SHERELE MOODY says it's important not to lose sight of Olga and her kids.

Narcissism is about an ego in overdrive

Narcissism is about an ego in overdrive

Narcissism is actually on a continuum and can manifest in both healthy and unhealthy ways.

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