Opinion

Justice system without justice

We all go about our business each day with the belief that we’ll arrive home in one piece that night. We plan for weekends, holidays,...

Barnaby can’t survive as Deputy PM

When The Daily Telegraph first reported on Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion’s relationship and soon-to-arrive baby, I actually skipped over the story. Couldn’t have cared...

Has the AFL already won the war?

Remember when AFL was just some weird thing they played down in Melbourne that resembled aerial ping pong? Oh, how we laughed. When the Sydney Swans...

Panthers open premiership window

Penrith’s NRL season didn’t quite have a dream finish, but it’s far from a nightmare. The club’s 2016 campaign, which ended at the hands of...

Coaching saga leaves behind shattered reputations

Credibility and trust can be dirty words in rugby league, never more so than this week with the coaching saga at Penrith having more...

Panthers didn’t want it enough

Any real estate agent will tell you that kitchens sell houses. The backyard can be a beauty, the bathroom can be freshly renovated, the family...

I’m converted: Queenslander!

By Troy Dodds I've got a shocking confession to make: I've developed a massive soft spot for Queensland. In fact, I'm considering giving Greg Inglis a...

Difficult path to the truth

By now I think everyone has read about, and formed an opinion on, the story that has engulfed the Penrith Panthers and star forward...

I won’t put up with casual homophobia any longer

So many of us woke on Monday morning to discover the severity and magnitude of yet another mass shooting in the US, the biggest...

Believing Facebook over science

Sometimes I think people protest or argue purely because they want to get angry about something no matter what it is. I think to...

What if the past month’s biggest stories had very unlikely endings?

They’re the issues that have dominated the news cycle over the past month, but Troy Dodds ponders, what if their conclusions took a surprising...

Sick hospital needs help – now

When severe stomach pain sent me to Nepean Hospital’s Emergency Department last month, it was the first time I’d been to Nepean as a...

A son lost in the ugliness of war

The first telegram arrived some time around May 1942. Addressed to my great grandfather, Bernard Mulligan, it delivers some troubling news. “I have been directed by...

The NRL has lost the plot

What is most extraordinary about the crisis confronting rugby league referees is not the mistakes themselves, but the NRL’s bizarre responses. On Tuesday, those in...

Abbott’s PR plan will kill off Turnbull

On Monday morning, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott will front up for the second of his now fortnightly radio appearances on Ray Hadley’s 2GB...

Festival tragedies must stop

The death of a 25-year-old woman at the Stereosonic music festival last weekend again raises questions about the future of such events as they...

What will you be thinking about on ANZAC Day?

Opinion by Troy Dodds ANZAC Day is without doubt the most important day on the Australian calendar. It represents spirit, courage, mateship and the foundations on...

Time is right to legalise same-sex marriage

Opinion by Troy Dodds The time for debating same-sex marriage is over. It’s going to happen, and it would seem that before the next Federal Election,...

The A-Z Guide of the Federal Election

A is for Alan Jones. One of the most influential broadcasters in the country and a vocal Tony Abbott supporter. Can the Liberals still...

Derby atmosphere unrivalled in Australian sport

I’ve been to plenty of great sporting events at ANZ Stadium, from NRL Grand Finals to State of Origins, football internationals and of course...