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OPINION: We need pill-testing at our festivals
17 Sep
6:53

OPINION: We need pill-testing at our festivals

PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian’s response after two deaths from suspected overdoses at the Defqon.1 festival last Saturday demonstrates how out of touch our politicians are. “I never want to see this event held in Sydney or New South Wales ever again – we will do everything we can to shut this […]

Opinion today: Trump’s sinister circus act
27 Aug
5:01

Opinion today: Trump’s sinister circus act

This article is from today’s FT Opinion email. Sign up to receive a daily digest of the big issues straight to your inbox. Donald Trump is a master at attracting and holding the world’s attention. To the media in particular, he is a gift that keeps on giving. And as […]

OPINION: We should be proud of the Dubbo stampede
26 Aug
7:43

OPINION: We should be proud of the Dubbo stampede

More than 1500 people turned up on Sunday to run in the rain in the Dubbo Stampede at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. How good is that? Very good if you listen to Stampede organising committee president Rod Campbell. He told me during our chat on Sunday that he thought […]

OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy
25 Aug
9:02

OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy

BY RICHARD DEATON GUEST OPINION Rev. Dr. Palamattam, in his recent article (Guardian, Aug 9) continues his Christian Jihad against modernity, secular humanism, empiricism, and science. But his militant Catholicism belies a much deeper totalitarian and intrusive mind set. is a spokesman for the Catholic Church, and their policies, and […]

OPINION: Referendum is about change
24 Aug
11:47

OPINION: Referendum is about change

BY ISAAC WILLIAMS GUEST OPINION I must respond to the recent guest opinion by Jeffery Warren Reynolds regarding proportional representation. Nearly every part of it is exaggerated or puts forth false assertions. It’s clear that some people feel threatened by the emergence of the Green Party and still brand it […]

Waleed Aly AFL controversy deliberately contrived after invitation to rule changes briefing
23 Aug
7:25

Waleed Aly AFL controversy deliberately contrived after invitation to rule changes briefing

Updated August 23, 2018 17:25:58 Photo: Waleed Aly was invited by the AFL to a presentation on proposed rules changes. (ABC RN: Jeremy Story Carter, File) Map: Australia When the mushroom cloud of media misinformation and social media malevolence cleared, a question lingered. Why shouldn’t the AFL ask Offsiders panellist […]

Opinion today: Bashing Big Tech
22 Aug
5:01

Opinion today: Bashing Big Tech

This article is from today’s FT Opinion email. Sign up to receive a daily digest of the big issues straight to your inbox. As central bankers gather at Jackson Hole this week for their annual confab, the case against modern monopolists is on their agenda. But Robin Harding writes in this week’s […]

Opinion: Climate change action
21 Aug
2:24

Opinion: Climate change action

With 100 per cent of NSW now in drought, it’s time for some serious action on climate change.  But first things first – all of us in the climate movement acknowledge the very real suffering experienced by farmers and rural communities.  Drought is soul-destroying for those on the front line […]

Bills’ AJ McCarron getting second opinion on injured shoulder
19 Aug
6:16

Bills’ AJ McCarron getting second opinion on injured shoulder

12:50 AM GMT ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is seeking a second opinion on his injured right shoulder after initial tests were “not totally conclusive,” coach Sean McDermott said Sunday. The Buffalo News previously reported McCarron suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone during Friday’s preseason […]

Opinion: Free press matters close to home
19 Aug
1:36

Opinion: Free press matters close to home

On Thursday, the day that hundreds of American newspapers editorialized about the importance of a free press, I had a conversation with one of our reporters that perfectly illustrated the point. I’ll get back to the bigger issue in a minute, but first follow me on a short journey with […]