Opinion

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Why you shouldn’t support England

Why you shouldn’t support England

WITH England in its first World Cup semi-final in 28 years it seems to make sense that Aussies support them. But it’s wrong.

‘Decriminalising drugs will save our kids’

‘Decriminalising drugs will save our kids’

SMARTPHONES can do all sorts of amazing things, but for Louisa Simmonds’ son, they only made it harder to escape his dark past.

Most vital part of Thai cave story

Most vital part of Thai cave story

NOTHING has engrossed us more in the past two weeks than the plight of the soccer team trapped in a cave.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Choosing career takes time and careful consideration

Choosing career takes time and careful consideration

We have a role in helping our children view their place in the world positively and supporting their career aspirations.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

‘Terrifying’ reaction to Noll’s violent rant

‘Terrifying’ reaction to Noll’s violent rant

SHANNON Noll’s enraged tirade at his gig last night was terrifying — but the crowd’s reaction was even more disturbing.

Sat 7 Jul 2018

There’s a big problem with the plastic bag ban

There’s a big problem with the plastic bag ban

JAMES Weir came dangerously close to losing his sh*t at the supermarket checkout in the wake of the plastic bag ban. Here’s why.

OPINION: Self-driving car debate has gone off the rails

OPINION: Self-driving car debate has gone off the rails

Please, let's approach this by considering the most ludicrous arguments possible, writes Andrew Thorpe.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Football’s disgusting disrespect

Football’s disgusting disrespect

THIS photo — taken at the World Cup match between England and Columbia — exposes the dirtiest shame football can no longer hide from.

Reason behind Leyonhjelm’s rants

Reason behind Leyonhjelm’s rants

IF YOU think this guy has ramped up his rants in recent days, you’re not wrong. It’s all part of his plan and it’s working.

Moment foul-mouthed senator crossed the line

Moment foul-mouthed senator crossed the line

JOE Hildebrand was prepared to defend David Leyonhjelm, until the foul-mouthed senator made one big mistake.

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Failing to get message across on drugs and alcohol

Failing to get message across on drugs and alcohol

To have consistent messages on drugs and alcohol, school programs must have support from families and communities.

It’s shameful how we treat teachers

It’s shameful how we treat teachers

Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping our children, but parents often run them down. We should lighten their load by being better parents: Angela Mollard.

Mon 2 Jul 2018

The whole world is laughing at us

The whole world is laughing at us

AUSTRALIA, get a grip. We have to make a slight adjustment to the way we shop and people lose their minds to the point of violence.

Never forget, people are kind

Never forget, people are kind

IT’S too easy to let fear stop us accepting the kindness of strangers, writes Lucy Carne. But having three kids under four opened my eyes.

Uneasy truth about Hall ‘joke’

Uneasy truth about Hall ‘joke’

LOST in the outrage over AFL great Barry Hall’s disgusting on-air comments is the conversation we should really be having.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Alexandra Headland siege: why police needed time

Alexandra Headland siege: why police needed time

“DOWN, get down.” I remember police screaming across at waiting media as a gunman emerged like it was yesterday.

Thu 28 Jun 2018

The terrifying act that kills four Aussies a week

The terrifying act that kills four Aussies a week

Counting dead Australians shows the sad impact of violence on our community.

Home delivery problem Woolies needs to fix

Home delivery problem Woolies needs to fix

GETTING your weekly shop home delivered is an increasingly attractive proposition. But shoppers have one big gripe about it.

80,000 people watched me give birth

80,000 people watched me give birth

Amy Molloy: As I lay in a bath with my husband cradling my body, I was no longer conscious of the camera on a tripod in the corner.

Wed 27 Jun 2018

France, Denmark play out tame snoozefest

France, Denmark play out tame snoozefest

THE result all Australians feared would happen — and one that rendered the Socceroos’ clash with Peru meaningless.

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