Opinion

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Yes, there was a time men preferred 'beefy birds'

Yes, there was a time men preferred 'beefy birds'

WHEN I was a girl, men did not like thin girls. They used to say that they looked "consumptive”.

'I was too scared to eat anything'

'I was too scared to eat anything'

There have been many dark months were I was struggling to get through the next minute, not just the next hour or the day.

Biggest change since the GST

Biggest change since the GST

SMALL businesses across Australia are facing the biggest change since GST this end of financial year. Here's how employers and employees can prepare.

We’ve got charity fatigue — and we don’t care

premium_icon We’ve got charity fatigue — and we don’t care

How is that middle-class Australians have become a bunch of ungenerous moaners who think mainly of themselves rather than those less fortunate?

How to survive the pain of the WhatsApp parent group

premium_icon How to survive the pain of the WhatsApp parent group

WhatsApp has become the domain of annoying overzealous parents, writes Darren Levin. If you want any sanity, the only solution is to delete the app.

Sun 16 Jun 2019

‘Adult’ dating trend shocking men

‘Adult’ dating trend shocking men

It’s one of the latest heterosexual dating trends that puts a woman’s pleasure first.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Things I thought I’d never do on holiday

Things I thought I’d never do on holiday

My usual idea of a holiday solely consists of booze and food. I’m usually the world’s laziest traveller but this holiday offered a lot more.

Your words could be the final straw

Your words could be the final straw

The fragility of life and how short our time is on this planet is something that no one likes to think about.

Adani decision a signal for the future of mining sector

premium_icon Adani decision a signal for the future of mining sector

Adrienne Rourke: It tells people that there is a future in our region and our sector. With that level of confidence, we can now talk about long-term jobs.

Fri 14 Jun 2019

When social media feedback turns toxic

premium_icon When social media feedback turns toxic

Customers need to know when its the right time to air their gripes

Thu 13 Jun 2019

What makes Ash Barty great isn’t her on-court performance

premium_icon What makes Ash Barty great isn’t her on-court performance

Unlike her male contemporaries, who smash racquets and rack up speeding fines, tennis champion Ash Barty is as humble as she is hardworking.

Sportswear is not just for skinny people

premium_icon Sportswear is not just for skinny people

While many people find it impossible to believe that fat people exercise — and need clothes to exercise in — activewear giant Nike has finally come to the table.

Vatican’s LGBTQI school guide shouldn’t surprise anyone

premium_icon Vatican’s LGBTQI school guide shouldn’t surprise anyone

The Catholic Church’s latest attempt to ostracise gay and trans children might have come as a shock to some, but it shouldn’t have.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Animal therapy training needs overhaul before it’s too late

Animal therapy training needs overhaul before it’s too late

As a blind teenager, I could never have predicted the life a guide dog would help me have. But we need to talk about regulating the assistance animal industry.

Travelling in Australia has become a pipedream of the rich

premium_icon Travelling in Australia has become a pipedream of the rich

So many of us would love to see more of the place that we call home, but prohibitive costs are seeing more of us go abroad instead.

My dad died unexpectedly. I’m determined to make him proud

My dad died unexpectedly. I’m determined to make him proud

People react differently to death of a loved one. When my father died after being hit by a car I was wracked with fear, writes Meryn Cooper.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

The most important word in Trad’s Budget

premium_icon The most important word in Trad’s Budget

The Labor party has a growing problem in Queensland, and Treasurer Jackie Trad has clearly used her 2019 Budget speech as an attempt to fix the issue.

Rule breakers have part to play in society

premium_icon Rule breakers have part to play in society

We need regulations but a little freedom is also important in the culture of politics, workplaces, schools and families.

Let’s not be naive about the implications of AFP raids

premium_icon Let’s not be naive about the implications of AFP raids

No one wants domestic terrorism to flourish but writing a legal blank cheque to allow surveillance of anyone at any time will create a totalitarian society.

It’s likely we all know an abused woman like Celeste

premium_icon It’s likely we all know an abused woman like Celeste

Big Little Lies is closer to reality than you’d think with sadistic abuse of women by their husbands and partners occurring behind closed doors.

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