Opinion

Sat 15 Jun 2019

What will your tattoos look like when you get older?

premium_icon What will your tattoos look like when you get older?

"AFTER much umm-ing and ahh-ing, the tattooist finally came clean about why she should not have the work done.”

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.

What Treasurer can’t see from her ivory tower

premium_icon What Treasurer can’t see from her ivory tower

The image of Queensland painted by the Treasurer in her State Budget address bears no similarity to the reality on the ground, writes Opposition Leader Deb...

Hey climbers, get your hands (and feet) off Uluru

premium_icon Hey climbers, get your hands (and feet) off Uluru

A BAN against climbing Uluru comes into force in October and it won't be a day too soon.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Budget 'focused on our regions' after election loss

premium_icon Budget 'focused on our regions' after election loss

Just weeks after regional Queensland rejected Federal Labor, the State Labor budget wants to woo us back

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.

Hemi’s legacy must never be forgotten

premium_icon Hemi’s legacy must never be forgotten

Hemi Goodwin-Burke suffered a cruel and brutal death, having the life in his 18-month-old body snuffed out.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

My fellow feminists, we have to stop womansplaining

premium_icon My fellow feminists, we have to stop womansplaining

Here’s what you don’t hear in commentary about gender equality, writes Sarrah Le Marquand. Not all women are good. And not all men are bad.

Being the dad of twins is just as weird as you’d imagine

premium_icon Being the dad of twins is just as weird as you’d imagine

Five years ago, my wife and I became parents to twin girls. Since then we've been asked deeply bizarre question sby strangers on the street.

Sun 9 Jun 2019

Why Ipswich aces like Ash can reach the top

premium_icon Why Ipswich aces like Ash can reach the top

From an early age, Ash quickly showed she had the makings of an international tennis star.

The best ways to get your kids reading books

premium_icon The best ways to get your kids reading books

In this age of screens and thrilling electronic activities, it’s hard getting children in the habit of reading the printed page, writes Dr Judith Locke.

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