Opinion

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Holden’s open letter to Australians

Holden’s open letter to Australians

The last chairman of the iconic car brand has penned an open letter thanking Australia — but letting go of Holden isn’t going to be easy.

Shorten leaves Albo in a tough spot

premium_icon Shorten leaves Albo in a tough spot

It’s a legacy left by unpopular former Labor leader Bill Shorten — and one his successor Anthony Albanese must now deal with, writes Renee Viellaris.

Stop hating on Celeste Barber. She’s a national star

premium_icon Stop hating on Celeste Barber. She’s a national star

She has arguably done more than most to support the victims of this tragic summer of bushfires, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for the mean-spirited trolls.

Why Teflon Trad was never going to get rolled

premium_icon Why Teflon Trad was never going to get rolled

The Labor Caucus was a fizzer, bnt there was good reason tensions over Jackie Trad were never going to come to a head, writes Steven Wardill. VOTE IN OUR POLL

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Gleeso: The cult keeping Trad in power

premium_icon Gleeso: The cult keeping Trad in power

Jackie Trad’s Labor Left faction is more cult than party, disciplined to worship the leader at all costs. And therein lies the problem, writes Peter Gleeson.

Australia: A land of gutless, corrupt politicians

Australia: A land of gutless, corrupt politicians

I hate a smoke-choked country, a land of charcoal plains, of gutless, corrupt politicians, of droughts and climate change.

Is ‘helping’ with school homework really that bad?

premium_icon Is ‘helping’ with school homework really that bad?

In the dream scenario children would be more than happy to complete their homework on their own. But when has that ever actually happened, asks Darren Levin.

Hey Morrison, get us home now

premium_icon Hey Morrison, get us home now

After two weeks of involuntary quarantine at sea, we now face more of it on home soil. It’s time for Scott Morrison to step up and treat us with some respect.

OPINION: Stop saying ‘your OP doesn’t really matter’

premium_icon OPINION: Stop saying ‘your OP doesn’t really matter’

High school results may not mean much to some but to others, they mean an awful lot.

Hats off to Llew, but he should go further

premium_icon Hats off to Llew, but he should go further

As a conservative voter I have nothing but admiration for Member for Wide Bay Member Llew O’Brien for his stand.

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Caucus meeting set to decide Deputy Premier’s future

premium_icon Caucus meeting set to decide Deputy Premier’s future

OPINION: After anger, bitternes and scheming for Jackie Trad detractors, an invitation has been extended. Will they put up, or shut up, asks Jessica Marszalek.

My husband is having a mid-life crisis

premium_icon My husband is having a mid-life crisis

Fran Whiting says her husband is displaying some worrying behaviour, and breaking the unwritten contract between couples.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

‘Downright stupid’: Trump’s perfect weapon

‘Downright stupid’: Trump’s perfect weapon

Donald Trump is vulnerable. But with a new frontrunner emerging in the Democratic primaries, his opponents risk giving him the perfect weapon.

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Uncomfortable truth behind Kyly and Michael Clarke’s split

premium_icon Uncomfortable truth behind Kyly and Michael Clarke’s split

Michael and Kyly Clarke asked for privacy. But when making your name from being in the public eye, interest comes with the territory, writes Kim Wilson.

Joe Hildebrand on the greatest outrage in American politics

Joe Hildebrand on the greatest outrage in American politics

Despite years of lampooning President Trump, Trump’s biggest rivals haven’t figured out a way to beat him, writes Joe Hildebrand – this is why.

Blame it on the rain — not Elton John

premium_icon Blame it on the rain — not Elton John

Any outdoor show has a weather risk. If you don’t like it, go to an indoor concert. But, please, don’t blame the artist if gets cancelled.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

OPINION: Why are we failing our children?

premium_icon OPINION: Why are we failing our children?

The trainwreck teens who are stealing cars and robbing people today were doomed by the failure of government.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

How Pete Buttigieg predicted his battle with Bernie

premium_icon How Pete Buttigieg predicted his battle with Bernie

A high school essay by a teenage Pete Buttigieg foretold the Democrats’ mess. One thing is certain: today’s Mayor Pete feels a lot less awe for rival Bernie

’Dark’ line MAFS producers have crossed

’Dark’ line MAFS producers have crossed

Every year Married At First Sight serves up an problematic platter of people for us to watch – but this year, casting took a dark twist, says Alex Carlton.

Comment: Michael McCormack, you’re on borrowed time

premium_icon Comment: Michael McCormack, you’re on borrowed time

The latest scandal to rock the National Party goes beyond incompetence - it goes to judgment and integrity, writes Renee Viellaris.

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