Opinion

Sun 9 May 2021

Bianca Dye: ‘I ache to be a mum’

Bianca Dye: ‘I ache to be a mum’

Anewly single Bianca Dye writes about her unconventional Mother’s Day and her 13-year-long journey to have a baby through IVF.

Tuning in to Q&A reminded me why most don’t bother

Premium Content Tuning in to Q&A reminded me why most don’t bother

While channel-surfing to Sky Racing I stumbled on to Q&A and was reminded why I never watch it, writes Peter Gleeson.

Fri 7 May 2021

Readers react to call for ‘open mind’ to weapons licensing

Premium Content Readers react to call for ‘open mind’ to weapons licensing

‘What a stupid thing for anyone to say, especially on the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Tasmania.’

Frontline mum and son back veterans and first responders hub

Premium Content Frontline mum and son back veterans and first responders hub

‘It’s a very, very personal thing to be involved in their crisis and ... at least appear to not have it affect you’: Hub for our Heroes

A mum on Facebook accused me of endangering my child

Premium Content A mum on Facebook accused me of endangering my child

There’s no such thing as a perfect parent, says Edwina Bartholomew, after finding herself in a social media snafu.

Budget to change Libs forever - and checkmate against Labor

Premium Content Budget to change Libs forever - and checkmate against Labor

Next week’s Federal Budget will jettison four decades of conservative policy, and paint Labor into a corner, writes Paul Williams.

LETTERS TO THE ED: Humanity can’t influence natural forces

Premium Content LETTERS TO THE ED: Humanity can’t influence natural forces

Harry Bruce’s cartoon of the day and readers have their say on current events.

Thu 6 May 2021

Time to tone down the tongue-speaking and start leading

Premium Content Time to tone down the tongue-speaking and start leading

The aliens must be up there cheering on this piece of space junk from China which is reportedly set to smash into the southern hemisphere in the near future.

Where the bloody hell are the vaccination ads?

Premium Content Where the bloody hell are the vaccination ads?

Australia’s vaccination ads are woeful. It’s no wonder we see hesitancy and confusion when the messaging is so mixed, writes James Morrow.

OPINION: It’s a national crisis and the law must change

Premium Content OPINION: It’s a national crisis and the law must change

Letters to the editor, Harry’s View and Facebook comments.

Wed 5 May 2021

‘Action is needed now’ on Medicare rebate, says Buttrose

Premium Content ‘Action is needed now’ on Medicare rebate, says Buttrose

Ita Buttrose has said we cannot accept an Australia where we have a gold standard treatment to stop people from going blind — but some can’t access it.

Q&A blunder that made Joe Hildebrand spit out breakfast

Premium Content Q&A blunder that made Joe Hildebrand spit out breakfast

Joe Hildebrand thinks the latest Q&A showcased all that is wrong with the formerly top rating ABC show and also the Federal Australian Labor Party.

OPINION: Give more than love this Mother’s Day

Premium Content OPINION: Give more than love this Mother’s Day

Letters to the editor, Harry’s View and SMSes to the editor.

Mon 3 May 2021

Letters: Traffic congestion inevitable during Beef Week

Premium Content Letters: Traffic congestion inevitable during Beef Week

Letters to the Editor and Harry Bruce’s cartoon.

Sat 1 May 2021

'Newman’s LNP return is genius move'

Premium Content 'Newman’s LNP return is genius move'

The return of controversial ex-Premier Campbell Newman to the LNP is a risky but smart move that may help the party finally unseat Labor, writes Peter Gleeson.

Truth behind ‘alarming’ China warning

Truth behind ‘alarming’ China warning

A top-ranking security official’s startlingly grim China prediction made global headlines this week but it could end up backfiring, says Joe Hildebrand.

'Heavy question for top cop:  Do you believe these women?'

Premium Content 'Heavy question for top cop: Do you believe these women?'

Allegations at the inquest into Brett Forte’s murder have plunged our police force into its deepest crisis in decades, writes The Courier Mail Editor.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Unsustainable fishing on the GBR

Premium Content LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Unsustainable fishing on the GBR

Harry Bruce’s cartoon of the day and readers have their say on current events.

Fri 30 Apr 2021

'KitKats embarrassed Australia'

'KitKats embarrassed Australia'

A mundane announcement about a chocolate bar left Australia massively red-faced and caused a snicker in global capitals, says Benedict Brook.

Crime up 15 per cent: Papering over cracks doesn’t work

Premium Content Crime up 15 per cent: Papering over cracks doesn’t work

Some 10 months after it was due to be released, the Queensland Government has finally released the state’s Crime Report. The figures don't look good.

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