Opinion

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Tragic roll call: Time for action on violence

premium_icon Tragic roll call: Time for action on violence

ON AVERAGE one woman a week is slain in Australia by a person known to them, almost always a partner or ex-partner.

Bolt calls Australia a 'sitting duck' as world economy slows

Bolt calls Australia a 'sitting duck' as world economy slows

AUSTRALIA may pay for racking up a decade of deficits, leaving the Federal Government with no money to cushion the blow of a recession.

Mon 21 Jan 2019

What we’ve got wrong about slain Aiia

What we’ve got wrong about slain Aiia

There’s a word most of us have been using when talking about the killing of Melbourne student Aiia Maasarwe, and a reason we need to stop.

Ipswich residents in the box seat to avoid election noise

Ipswich residents in the box seat to avoid election noise

It's a time where ads run rampant, robo-calls and junk mail spreads like wildfire.

The dark side to social media complaints

premium_icon The dark side to social media complaints

Social media might allow us to air our frustrations with corporate practices, but it’s also become a form of blackmail, writes Karen Brooks.

Sun 20 Jan 2019

21 tips on how to be a ‘good man’

premium_icon 21 tips on how to be a ‘good man’

After a few jars my mate and I assembled key pieces of advice to pass on to our twentysomething-year-old sons.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

Unscrupulous activists don't deserve donations

premium_icon Unscrupulous activists don't deserve donations

The best way to stop this madness is to starve them of funds.

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.

Another year, another January, another bloody diet

premium_icon Another year, another January, another bloody diet

DESPITE telling ourselves not to, every festive season we over indulge in food and beverage to the point the dreaded January diet is upon us.

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 Aya is

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

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

HEART AND SOUL: Finding joy in the simple life

HEART AND SOUL: Finding joy in the simple life

I AM not sure if you have heard of the KonMari method of tidying. It comes from Marie Kondo, who asks the question, 'does it spark joy?'

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.

Sickened by toddler assault, and public's response

premium_icon Sickened by toddler assault, and public's response

While my instinct agrees with a public child sex offender registry, my mind argues the opposite and apparently so does the evidence.

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