Opinion

Show us what you’ve got, Bill

On August 24 last year the Liberal Party all but consigned itself to opposition. It was an embarrassing day – lessons from the past not...

When it comes to Bill Shorten, the devil is in the detail

Troy Dodds questions Labor's local commitments.

Why we should all pay attention to this Federal Election

Right on cue, those people angry that politicians take no notice of them during any given year are angry that politicians are now taking...

Gould should be proud of his legacy at Penrith

If you’ve watched the politics play out at the Penrith Panthers in recent months, you would have known that Phil Gould’s departure from the club was inevitable.

Opinion: Let them finish what they started

Anyone who votes for Labor at the State Election on Saturday will probably have a fairly good reason for doing so. On face value, Labor...

Players must repay the faithful

The long, hot summer is finally over. Netflix can go into hibernation, the beer fridge can be re-filled and the cricket can become an...

Reflecting on a massive year

And just like that, 2018 passes us by. What a year it has been. Here at the Weekender, we’ve brought you more than 2000 stories...

The issues that will win NSW

Forget the Christmas and New Year reset period, the State Election campaign is well and truly underway, with the first shot fired via a...

Government must win back trust

In the weeks prior to the predictable demise of NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley, many in the Government had been worried that he was...

Now Cleary double act must deliver

In the space of just a few weeks, the Clearys have become one of rugby league’s most powerful families. Certainly, their influence at the Penrith...

Kicking Defqon.1 out of Penrith is a shame, but necessary

The State Government’s move to kick the Defqon.1 music festival out of Penrith may seem like a kneejerk reaction or even a little over...

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...

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...

Bag me if you must, but I don’t get anger over plastic ban

I admit I’m not the most environmentally conscious bloke around. My accuracy with the three-bin system is hovering at around 80 per cent (in my...

My sporting report card

It’s an interesting time for a number of professional team sports in Australia at the moment. I thought I’d run my eye over their...

An hour with Gus (sort of)

Like a scene out of a US medical drama where delicate open heart surgery was being performed, there was four of us hovered over...

Why Turnbull should stay in top job

The only thing as certain as Winx winning her 25th straight race on Saturday was Malcolm Turnbull’s 30th consecutive Newspoll defeat on Monday. But here’s...

Why we’d never elect Bob Hawke today

Recently the ABC aired a very good documentary on the life and times of former Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. It framed the argument, as...

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...

Changing Australia Day just plain wrong

There is nothing that sums up Australia better for me than the singing of our national anthem. Here is an anthem with two verses, the...