Opinion

Tue 21 May 2019

Qld suffers while Labor and LNP slumber

premium_icon Qld suffers while Labor and LNP slumber

The federal election was a crystal ball for Annastacia Palaszczuk and her lazy colleagues while the LNP's Deb Frecklington needs to step up or stand down.

Problem Tanya’s shock statement reveals

Problem Tanya’s shock statement reveals

TANYA Plibersek gave one reason for her decision not to run for the Labor leadership, and it revealed something that needs to change.

Old saying still rings true - a mother's work is never done

premium_icon Old saying still rings true - a mother's work is never done

Let's face it, occasions like Mother's Day can become rife with unmet expectations.

Parents still don’t know where we stand with ScoMo

premium_icon Parents still don’t know where we stand with ScoMo

It’s hard to say what will happen under Scott Morrison, but it’s almost certain that parents, who need a community, will stand to lose, writes Alys Gagnon.

Madonna will survive Eurovision just fine, thank you

premium_icon Madonna will survive Eurovision just fine, thank you

Maybe Eurovision wasn’t the ideal spot for the queen of pop to try out her latest interpretative art piece, but as any true fan can tell you, that’s peak Madonna.

Folau’s sacking isn’t a win for gay Australians

premium_icon Folau’s sacking isn’t a win for gay Australians

As a gay man and avid rugby fan, you’d think I’d be cheering to see Israel Folau lose his job. But actually, I’m terrified, writes Simon Copland.

OPINION: Lots of lessons to learn from election

OPINION: Lots of lessons to learn from election

I, LIKE many, foolishly put too much faith in what were ultimately faulty polls ahead of Saturday's election.

Blame Queensland? Try walking a mile in our shoes

premium_icon Blame Queensland? Try walking a mile in our shoes

Queensland has yet again become enemy number 1 with leftists, accused of being "red necks” after helping the LNP claim an election win.

Mon 20 May 2019

Timely backing for track as Ipswich Cup approaches

premium_icon Timely backing for track as Ipswich Cup approaches

THE latest race meeting at Ipswich was run in good conditions on the 130 year old track.

YOUR SAY: Election night drinking game

YOUR SAY: Election night drinking game

The election night television coverage drinking game.

YOUR SAY: Voting for animals, pirates and dope

YOUR SAY: Voting for animals, pirates and dope

It was perturbing allocating votes in the senate to the Help End Marijuana Prohibition, The Animal Justice Party and The Pirate Party.

What Australia still doesn’t get about Queensland

premium_icon What Australia still doesn’t get about Queensland

As hard as they try, southerners will never understand what makes Queenslanders tick. And the federal election was the perfect example.

Bolt: Why the climate change election failed the Left

premium_icon Bolt: Why the climate change election failed the Left

This was, above all, an election on climate change. The great global warming scare crusaders have been crushed, writes Andrew Bolt, and reason was rewarded.

Hawke's death a sad reminder of how far pollies have fallen

premium_icon Hawke's death a sad reminder of how far pollies have fallen

Former PM's death hits home just how far leadership credentials have fallen among elected few.

Sun 19 May 2019

Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start

premium_icon Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has etched himself a special place in the pages of the Liberal party and nation's history books with a victory few saw coming.

Scott Morrison’s ‘C-word’ moment

Scott Morrison’s ‘C-word’ moment

In a night of bombshells, it wasn’t ScoMo’s win that had Australia confused. It was a certain C-word he blurted out in his victory speech.

Sat 18 May 2019

Voters leave Bill Shorten with cake all over his face

premium_icon Voters leave Bill Shorten with cake all over his face

It’s truly remarkable that Bill Shorten did as badly as he did.

BOLT: An election on global warming. They lost

premium_icon BOLT: An election on global warming. They lost

In Queensland, where Labor seemed set to stop the giant Adani coal project, Labor went from picking up an expected three or four seats to losing three instead.

ScoMo — the campaign hero — revived a battered party

premium_icon ScoMo — the campaign hero — revived a battered party

For those who predicted the Coalition’s demise, this election showed that when lead by a truly Liberal leader, the centre-right enjoys wide support.

The only way to navigate divorce when kids are involved

premium_icon The only way to navigate divorce when kids are involved

Separation and divorce are often fraught with high emotions, particularly guilt, especially when kids are involved, writes Dr Judith Locke.

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