Opinion

Fri 18 Jan 2019

YOUR SAY: Tomic and Kyrgios are Australia’s embarrassment

YOUR SAY: Tomic and Kyrgios are Australia’s embarrassment

It is not surprising to see Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios knocked out of the first round of the Australian Open.

OPINION: Please don't text me Clive

premium_icon OPINION: Please don't text me Clive

THE last thing this drawn out federal election campaign needs is more unsolicited texts from wannabe politician Clive Palmer

BEHIND THE SPORT DESK: Defusing the Tomic bomb

premium_icon BEHIND THE SPORT DESK: Defusing the Tomic bomb

AFTER bowing out of the Australian Open, Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic unleashed an extraordinary public rant, but was he really wrong?

Why Marie Kondo isn’t sparking joy among feminists

premium_icon Why Marie Kondo isn’t sparking joy among feminists

A show about decluttering our homes is now being used to hold a light up to the division of household chores by feminists. Is this really where we’re at now, asks...

Stop having a dig at us young ones

Stop having a dig at us young ones

NOONE has the time to teach all of this stuff as there is money to be made and that seems to be more important!

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Dear angry men, Gillette is not worth your rage, but Aiia is

premium_icon Dear angry men, Gillette is not worth your rage, but Aiia is

As women despair over the killing of Aiia Maasarwe and men despair over the Gillette advert, journalist SHERELE MOODY says it's time to get some perspective.

Best way to deal with worry

premium_icon Best way to deal with worry

It has recently been acknowledged that “worry” is essential, however what shall we do with it?

Wed 16 Jan 2019

On Fardon: Time to put down pitchforks

premium_icon On Fardon: Time to put down pitchforks

When it comes to Robert John Fardon, it may finally be time for us to check our hysteria and hang up the pitchforks, writes Margaret Wenham.

Do you want this man living next door?

premium_icon Do you want this man living next door?

There’s no doubt Robert Fardon’s place in society is emotive. He’s bad to the bone, so why would we risk him ruining any more lives, asks Peter Gleeson.

I learnt the hard way why you shouldn't eat watermelon skin

premium_icon I learnt the hard way why you shouldn't eat watermelon skin

A FRUITY embarrassment quickly shows why mothers really do know best.

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Leyonhjelm says Gympie columnist pathetically ill informed

premium_icon Leyonhjelm says Gympie columnist pathetically ill informed

Liberal Democrat Senator comes out swinging at Gympie Times columnist Colin Claridge, who he says does not know him, nor understand the electoral system

To kick your 2019 goals, set goalposts

To kick your 2019 goals, set goalposts

In order to accomplish goals, you need to know how to set them.

Councils should pay for being ‘un-Australian’

premium_icon Councils should pay for being ‘un-Australian’

Why are we thinking of changing the date of Australia Day? Because we’re being taken for mugs by elitists, writes Peter Gleeson.

Faith-based sexism a misguided reading of Bible

Faith-based sexism a misguided reading of Bible

Christians throughout history have been at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality.

The great divide in the bypass design

premium_icon The great divide in the bypass design

Opinion: Hold out for tunnels Coffs Harbour.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

Don’t be fooled by Shorten’s Australia Day promise

premium_icon Don’t be fooled by Shorten’s Australia Day promise

THE wannabe PM has pledged to keep our national celebration as a public holiday, but he’s totally beholden to the Left, writes Caroline Marcus.

PM: ‘I won’t be intimidated by the shouting’

premium_icon PM: ‘I won’t be intimidated by the shouting’

I wasn’t there on any political visit, just holidaying with Jen and the girls enjoying the flathead and chips like everyone else. There was no sign of the angry mob...

BETTY'S VIEW: Men need a quiet space, women too

premium_icon BETTY'S VIEW: Men need a quiet space, women too

IT HAS been reported that one of the last havens for men, a men's club, is now to be open to women.

Self-regulation works really well in utopias

premium_icon Self-regulation works really well in utopias

Once, we were safe in the knowledge that if a travel company went bust, we’d be okay. But the government caving to industry pressure to self-regulate, has left...

The Today show’s accidental genius

premium_icon The Today show’s accidental genius

The Today show has been an unmitigated disaster for Nine but their latest move could have accidentally tapped into a vast unexploited audience of people like me,...

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