Opinion

Pull the other one: Let’s not pretend Labor will build a roof on Accor...

Troy Dodds isn't buying the State Government's "serious consideration" of a roof at Accor Stadium.

Troy Dodds delivers his fearless NRL predictions for 2024

Somebody order the straitjacket! Troy Dodds delivers his 2024 NRL predictions.

This is Taylor’s world and we’re just living in it

Bigger that Beatlemania? You better believe it.

A broken promise, yes, but Albanese did the right thing on tax cuts

Is keeping a promise more important than delivering more money to those most in need? Troy Dodds says Anthony Albanese got it right on his tax cut adjustments.

15 years in Penrith’s best job

Troy Dodds reflects on 15 years as Editor of The Western Weekender.

A note from the Editor: Wrapping up a huge 2023

Managing Editor Troy Dodds delivers his annual end-of-year message to our readers.

Missing link brings Penrith closer to the city

In all the drama of the Rozelle Interchange, one element has been forgotten: the dream run now on offer from Penrith into the city.

Is Anthony Albanese a one-term Prime Minister?

Is the Prime Minister in a spiral he can't escape from? Troy Dodds on why Anthony Albanese's honey moon is over.

Penrith must embrace airport or risk being left behind

The new airport is coming - but is Penrith ready to embrace the benefits? Troy Dodds.

Jarome Luai faces a sliding doors moment. The end result doesn’t really matter.

Jarome Luai faces a fork in the road, but is likely not listening to any of the outside noise. Troy Dodds has his say.

Reset required: How we must move forward after Voice defeat

The Voice's biggest losers, and where we go from here. Troy Dodds explains.

Brenden Brown: Listening to the Voice or listening to voices?

It’s time we simply gave Aboriginal people a voice in their future, writes Brenden Brown.

It’s time to properly honour history of the Panthers

The Panthers are on top of the rugby league universe, which makes it the perfect time to properly address how the club's long history is recognised. Troy Dodds explains.

Not arrogant, just better: Panthers on the cusp of greatness

Doing the little things - and the big things - better than others has driven Penrith towards rugby league greatness, writes Troy Dodds.

What’s next for women’s sport after Matildas mania?

The Matildas have done their bit, now it's up to us - up to you - to take women's sport to where it belongs.

Bullies win, but sex book deserves to be on shelves

The controversy that erupted over the Welcome to Sex book suggests many campaigners - and some parents - aren't living in the real world.

What can we learn from the Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco?

How going old school won the day for local Swifties.

How government consulted PR playbook to release flight paths

The release of the flight paths for Western Sydney International Airport on Tuesday was a classic case of media management and PR-style politics, writes Troy Dodds.

Cops really are tops: Beyond the uniform

Incredible stories from the front line prove just what an extraordinary job our local police do.

Why we cannot ignore AI revolution: New tech is here to stay, but it’s...

If you’re not wondering whether this column is composed by an algorithm, perhaps it’s time you should be.