Opinion

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Shifting blame to the Greens is just starting fires

premium_icon Shifting blame to the Greens is just starting fires

‘ … we need to stop spreading misinformation and using scare tactics to push a political agenda’.

Time to act on bushfire risks

premium_icon Time to act on bushfire risks

IT’S time to ditch emotional and political debate on climate change and act.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

Crucial lesson Aussies refuse to learn

Crucial lesson Aussies refuse to learn

As a nation, we are happy to loudly mock the US when they do this exact thing – but now it’s our turn, our heads are steadfastly in the sand.

Why is Irwin-bashing a national pastime?

premium_icon Why is Irwin-bashing a national pastime?

Thirteen years on from Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s death, his wife and kids are doing him proud – and it’s time for critics of the family to shut up, writes...

Australian Christian Lobby vows to mobilise new army

premium_icon Australian Christian Lobby vows to mobilise new army

AUSTRALIA’S Christian lobby has vowed to mobilise a volunteer army to stand up on moral issues ranging from abortion to teachings on sexuality in schools

The scary questions we have to ask

premium_icon The scary questions we have to ask

The recent bushfires have given rise to difficult questions, but they are ones we have to ask, writes Ann Wason Moore.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Fire crisis is an urgent wake-up call for all

premium_icon Fire crisis is an urgent wake-up call for all

Much of the east coast of Australia is in flames, yet Canberra is still in denial about how climate change contributed, writes Susie O’Brien.

‘Why Remembrance Day fails to touch my heart’

‘Why Remembrance Day fails to touch my heart’

This Remembrance Day, my hope is that we seriously discuss Australia’s military ties and support those who fought the wars that have not ended any wars, writes...

Six women left behind during Stefanovic’s on-off Today reign

premium_icon Six women left behind during Stefanovic’s on-off Today reign

Karl Stefanovic has made his way back as host of Nine’s Today show after promising, without proof of evidence, something he is yet to deliver to Nine — a ratings...

Crash: Boofheads and Bali don’t mix

premium_icon Crash: Boofheads and Bali don’t mix

Bali should be a banned zone for all rugby league players, but even that may not be enough to save Broncos youngsters who appear to lack role models at the club.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Aussie tradition confuses the world

Aussie tradition confuses the world

We think it’s a straightforward tradition — but the rest of the world is baffled. What’s so confusing?

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Remembrance Day means more now than ever

premium_icon Remembrance Day means more now than ever

In WWI, we lost more men than any other country. My family’s story is not special. It is the story of so many Australian families, writes Lucy Carne.

‘Green schemes and snobbery crushing Aussie dream’

premium_icon ‘Green schemes and snobbery crushing Aussie dream’

Most Australians should feel free to “dream” but instead must struggle against regulations, urban geographer and Bradfield Orator, Joel Kotkin argues.

Gun crime in the US has everyone living on edge

premium_icon Gun crime in the US has everyone living on edge

A dramatic gun scare on board a New York train has reminded Sarah Blake of the reality of life in the US - and why a firearms amnesty will never work there.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Why pics of Keanu’s girlfriend shocked me

Why pics of Keanu’s girlfriend shocked me

When I saw photos of Keanu Reeves with his first public girlfriend in decades, I’ll admit I was shocked by my own reaction.

This isn’t racism — it’s the Far Left at its worst

premium_icon This isn’t racism — it’s the Far Left at its worst

You’d think that an Australian horse winning the Melbourne Cup this week would be cause for celebration. But according to some, it’s racism at its worst.

Stop shaming mums on mobiles

premium_icon Stop shaming mums on mobiles

Your passing observation of a mother on her mobile is not a reflection of her attachment to her child or her ability to parent. So quit the condescending judgment.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Nursing shortage 'a well planned management strategy'

premium_icon Nursing shortage 'a well planned management strategy'

Resident raises concerns about ongoing problem plaguing our hospitals

Why we must listen to the mothers of dead soldiers

premium_icon Why we must listen to the mothers of dead soldiers

It is the burden no mother should bear — to lose your son after they have been broken by the system they served.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Shorten’s loss says a lot about how conservative we are

premium_icon Shorten’s loss says a lot about how conservative we are

Since federation we’ve had PMs who were Catholics, Freemasons, widowers and Rhodes scholars. Not once have we had a divorcee PM, says Michael McGuire.

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