Opinion

Mon 22 Jul 2019

YOUR SAY: You respond to council's Adani worker incentives

premium_icon YOUR SAY: You respond to council's Adani worker incentives

Rockhampton reacts to RRC's moves to bring skilled workers to town

Naomi Campbell’s flying hack is pure brilliance

Naomi Campbell’s flying hack is pure brilliance

Footage of supermodel Naomi Campbell may have gone viral for all the wrong reasons, but for anyone who’s ever been sick on a plane, it was a complete masterstroke.

YOUR SAY: Coles and Woolworths create more plastic waste

YOUR SAY: Coles and Woolworths create more plastic waste

Coles and Woolworths are to blame for much of the household plastic that ends up in landfill.

Ugly flaw with next level bikini trend

Ugly flaw with next level bikini trend

The racy “underboob” bikini took an extreme turn at Miami Swim Week, but there is a serious problem with the daring design.

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Wage thieves flogged with a feather

premium_icon Wage thieves flogged with a feather

What is the difference between wage theft and sticking up a servo?

The place where celebs go to die

The place where celebs go to die

Another star has washed up on our shores. But in our celebrity trade-offs, we always get the short end of the stick.

Sat 20 Jul 2019

RACING: TAB mid-week races starting this week

premium_icon RACING: TAB mid-week races starting this week

Yeppoon Turf Club couldn't have asked for a better introduction to mid-week racing

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Ten ads we'd rather forget

premium_icon Ten ads we'd rather forget

For every one great advertisement, there are ten that are absolute shockers. Here's some of our favourites.

FISHING: Scotty hooks into Lauga over Rosslyn Bay

premium_icon FISHING: Scotty hooks into Lauga over Rosslyn Bay

Scotty Lynch says pontoon removal is 'unacceptable'

Wanting to quit smoking should never lead to a child’s death

premium_icon Wanting to quit smoking should never lead to a child’s death

Australia’s outdated smoking laws don’t just make it hard for adults to kick the habit, they put children’s lives at serious risk too.

Surely we care about our elderly more than this?

premium_icon Surely we care about our elderly more than this?

What many of us long suspected — that some retirement and aged care facilities are woefully devoid of humanity — is finally surfacing.

How to work around insta ban on likes

premium_icon How to work around insta ban on likes

Banning Instagram likes is actually a good move and influencers can make it work for them, writes Brooke Falvey.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

What’s so wrong with the F word?

premium_icon What’s so wrong with the F word?

Excess weight is a huge problem in Australia. It's a killer and its getting worse. Accusing anyone who brings that up of fat shaming is not helping anyone.

Wed 17 Jul 2019

It’s not OK killer dogs are allowed out in public

premium_icon It’s not OK killer dogs are allowed out in public

YOU need a licence to drive a car, and one to own a firearm — so why is it OK for anyone to keep, and take into public spaces, an animal capable of killing?

Schwarten and Cr Rutherford in war of words over fire levy

premium_icon Schwarten and Cr Rutherford in war of words over fire levy

Cr Rutherford explains the QFES levy and says she wishes she was wrong because it would save people money

ASPIRE CQ: Don't let the Oceania Cup opportunity pass

premium_icon ASPIRE CQ: Don't let the Oceania Cup opportunity pass

The international event is a great time t promote the opportunities Rockhampton offers

RACING: Local trainer hires top jockey to secure win

premium_icon RACING: Local trainer hires top jockey to secure win

Trainer Tom Button is pulling out all the stops before Brisbane race

Tuesdays with Jordie: Remarkable River Fest

premium_icon Tuesdays with Jordie: Remarkable River Fest

'It's always my favourite event of the year and I can't believe it has already been and gone'

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Mastering the skill of children's birthday parties

premium_icon Mastering the skill of children's birthday parties

Life becomes a circus with three kids' birthdays in three months, but it's a juggling act this mum has worked out.

We must not abandon our military veterans

premium_icon We must not abandon our military veterans

When Bradley Carr enlisted in the Australian Army as an enthusiastic 22-year-old from Charters Towers, could anyone have imagined it would end in suicide?

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