Opinion

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Facility ready to quarantine 1700 COVID-19 victims

premium_icon Facility ready to quarantine 1700 COVID-19 victims

Brand new and highly secure, this state-of-the art facility with its own medical unit could hold the key to the pandemic in NSW.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

OPINION: ‘I have seen the worst in humanity this week’

premium_icon OPINION: ‘I have seen the worst in humanity this week’

People are stressed beyond what they think they can handle. I get it. But can we please stay humble?

Hands up who'll miss the Footy

premium_icon Hands up who'll miss the Footy

For as long as I can remember, Friday night has been about watching the footy. So what are we supposed to do now?

One thing is clear in mixed messages: Our leaders are at war

premium_icon One thing is clear in mixed messages: Our leaders are at war

The confused messaging from governments — to say nothing of the Ruby Princess cruise ship debacle — has its roots in a state-federal power contest.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

One word behind Jacinda’s virus success

One word behind Jacinda’s virus success

One quality makes Jacinda Ardern particularly effective in a crisis. It’s an ingredient Australia’s coronavirus responses has lacked.

‘Horrifying figures’: Important message from top doc

premium_icon ‘Horrifying figures’: Important message from top doc

THE coronavirus epidemic will be a major challenge for Australia, and is likely to take thousands of lives.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Most shocking claims from Woody Allen’s memoir

Most shocking claims from Woody Allen’s memoir

“Woody Allen has produced one of the most tone-deaf, disgusting, bitter, self-pitying, horrifically un-put-downable memoirs since Mein Kampf.”

How will COVID-19 permanently change the way we live?

premium_icon How will COVID-19 permanently change the way we live?

We can be sure that this will one day end and most of us will survive, writes Paul Williams. But it’s anyone’s guess how coronavirus will alter society.

Virus crisis: An open letter to teachers

premium_icon Virus crisis: An open letter to teachers

Our teachers have put up with a lot in recent years. They’ve been asked to dig deeper than ever. But there’s one thing they should know, writes Keith Woods.

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Aussies can't handle a world in grey

premium_icon Coronavirus: Aussies can't handle a world in grey

The coronavirus has most Aussies living in the grey, and they just can’t handle it, writes Sue Clohesy.

OPINION: Real reason Aussies just aren’t getting it

OPINION: Real reason Aussies just aren’t getting it

Hours after NSW moved to stage one lockdowns, thousands of Aussies were photographed flouting the rules – here’s why we still don’t get it.

Border closure decision made with no foresight

premium_icon Border closure decision made with no foresight

It is painfully apparent the State Government had not done the work to figure out how the shutdown would operate before it was announced, writes Steven Wardill.

Don’t drag it out: How a short lockdown can save the economy

premium_icon Don’t drag it out: How a short lockdown can save the economy

The best way to win a war is to win it quickly. A two-week total lockdown would enable us to stop the spread of coronavirus and reboot the economy.

Hanson: We’re ignoring that this is a China crisis

premium_icon Hanson: We’re ignoring that this is a China crisis

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says China must be held to account for the devastating pandemic gripping the globe.

Why I’ve started worrying halfway through isolation

premium_icon Why I’ve started worrying halfway through isolation

You’d think reaching the halfway mark of 14 days’ forced isolation would be a cause for celebration. But the overwhelming emotion has been worry.

Seven ways to stay calm and avoid coronavirus anxiety

premium_icon Seven ways to stay calm and avoid coronavirus anxiety

These are dangerous times and it may feel right to binge on food and Netflix. But no matter how bad things seem, remember that we humans can bounce back.

‘Leaders, make the tough decisions and protect us’

premium_icon ‘Leaders, make the tough decisions and protect us’

Leaders, this is your time to lead. I know it’s stressful but it’s what you signed up to do, writes Ann Wason Moore.

‘We must not let fear ­overtake us’

‘We must not let fear ­overtake us’

We are a strong nation and a strong people, but in the months ahead this will put us all to the test like at no time since World War II.

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Even if schools close, I won’t be teaching my kids at home

premium_icon Even if schools close, I won’t be teaching my kids at home

Forget calculus, if my children are forced to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak they’ll be watching TV, playing games, and eating tin upon tin of creamed corn.

‘We just want to get home to our loved ones’

premium_icon ‘We just want to get home to our loved ones’

Trekking to Everest base camp should have been the toughest part of our holiday. Instead, it’s been trying to get home to Australia amid coronavirus chaos.

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