Opinion

Thu 12 Sep 2019

YOUR SAY: Traditional burn-offs could prevent disaster

premium_icon YOUR SAY: Traditional burn-offs could prevent disaster

'Maybe we need to learn from the Aborigines as we have now ruined the soil.'

Courage under fire to help complete strangers

premium_icon Courage under fire to help complete strangers

It’s a special breed of person who willingly puts themselves in harm’s way to help complete strangers.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

We’re still living in a post 9/11 world

premium_icon We’re still living in a post 9/11 world

The September 11 attacks changed history in ways we never envisaged at the time — and make the preceding bloody decade seem like a golden age in comparison, writes...

Fire can’t destroy what’s alive in spirit

premium_icon Fire can’t destroy what’s alive in spirit

For those hundreds of thousands of people who have stayed there, Binna Burra Lodge is a loss that feels personal, writes Frances Whiting.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Fire crews save Angourie from ember shower

premium_icon Fire crews save Angourie from ember shower

THE men and women who put themselves directly in the line of fire are the difference between whole neighbourhoods standing or smouldering.

The devastating bushfire image that said it all

premium_icon The devastating bushfire image that said it all

It was the smallest creature who offered the greatest perspective as one of the most devasating bushfires wreaked havoc, writes Ann Wason Moore.

Predators, dealers get less than a battling grazier

Predators, dealers get less than a battling grazier

Grazier taken down in court for trying to survive, criminals walk free for much worse.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

Byron’s beachside soul trampled by Instagram tragics

premium_icon Byron’s beachside soul trampled by Instagram tragics

Byron used to be where wet hair, sandy feet and solid work ethic were the norm. Now the surfing hotspot has been overrun by the Instagram elite, trying to make...

Sun 8 Sep 2019

We owe them more than a debt of gratitude

premium_icon We owe them more than a debt of gratitude

Our 36,000 rural firefighting volunteers drop everything to protect our communities. Is it fair for them to suffer economic loss through that sacrifice?

Surprising location of stunning wines

premium_icon Surprising location of stunning wines

Ignore these wines at your peril, warns Travis Schultz

The cruel twist Karl didn’t see coming

The cruel twist Karl didn’t see coming

In the controversial 60 Minutes exposé on Meghan Markle, there’s an awkward twist that makes it even more confusing. James Weir writes.

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Office moment that led to sex complaint

Office moment that led to sex complaint

Every day for months, Matt went for coffee with an assistant in his office — then one day their relationship changed, leaving Matt reeling.

Fri 6 Sep 2019

Defendants get a dressing down in our courts

premium_icon Defendants get a dressing down in our courts

MORE than a few defendants have been copping a dressing down in court of late, but this young bloke took that to new heights.

Thu 5 Sep 2019

Harry and Meghan’s ‘spectacular’ blunder

Harry and Meghan’s ‘spectacular’ blunder

This should have been a shining week for Harry and Meghan — but instead they’re being crucified yet again, thanks to one simple mistake.

SICK JUSTICE: Someone call a doctor to our courts

premium_icon SICK JUSTICE: Someone call a doctor to our courts

When toddler bashers and deviant paedophiles get off light - something is very wrong.

Labor’s stance on Tamil asylum seekers will risk lives

premium_icon Labor’s stance on Tamil asylum seekers will risk lives

Labor was already shaky on our borders. Now it wants Australia to accept even a boat person who says he had links to a terrorist group.

Gleeso: Imagine the outrage if it was Muslim

premium_icon Gleeso: Imagine the outrage if it was Muslim

The furore over a painting depicting the Virgin Mary cradling a giant penis brings to mind other bloodier struggles over freedom of expression, writes Peter Gleeson.

Wed 4 Sep 2019

‘I was totally humiliated and embarrassed’

‘I was totally humiliated and embarrassed’

It’s a controversial practice on the rise in Australia. Many young people say it leaves them feeling “traumatised” and “embarrassed”.

Tue 3 Sep 2019

It’s not popular but it’s right to send them back

premium_icon It’s not popular but it’s right to send them back

While supporters’ hearts are in the right place, this is an issue that politicians must not be compromised on, writes Renee Viellaris.

Hard-working, loved family is no security threat

premium_icon Hard-working, loved family is no security threat

This ideology that asylum seekers pose a security threat to their adopted nation is outdated and cruel.

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