As cafe owners we know that wage theft is rife. But there is no excuse for it | Sean Minter and Kirsten Baker | Opinion

It’s hard work and long hours being a cafe owner. We make a very modest income, and if we’re being brutally honest, currently no income. We live week to week and regularly have to dip into our savings to pay our bills. But it is not up to us as …

We must return all our landmarks to their Indigenous names | Jack Latimore | Opinion

The decision to scrap the European monikers of two mountains in central Queensland and return their titles to traditional Aboriginal names should be the impetus for extensive change in the way contemporary Australia identifies its landforms and places. But why settle there? The nation’s man-made markers should all be given …

Laurel or yanny: What’s the origin of the audio clip that’s dividing opinion?

Laurel or yanny: What’s the origin of the audio clip that’s dividing opinion?

Updated May 17, 2018 11:24:18 Photo: We can blame Vocabulary.com for this. (NBC) Productivity around the world took a massive dive yesterday as people started debating whether they could hear the word “yanny” or “laurel” in a four-second audio clip which took over the internet. It’s #TheDress all over again. …

I suck at craft. That doesn’t make me a bad mother | Rebecca Huntley | Opinion

If, like me, you have been watching season two of The Handmaid’s Tale with a knot in your stomach and sweat on your brow, may I suggest an antidote? Herland. Sorry, it’s not on Netflix. It’s a 100 year old feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Let me …

The Margaret River shooting shows that we must stay vigilant about gun access | Denise Cullen | Opinion

Hope Forest, South Australia, 6 September 1971 Heather Bartholomew was sleeping when her estranged husband Clifford Bartholomew crept into their farmhouse south of Adelaide and struck her in the head with a mallet. Instead of rendering her unconscious, as he later claimed to have intended, his wife awoke, screaming. He …

How to survive Mother’s Day when you’re grieving | Sophie Hull | Opinion

I flinch every time Mother’s Day is mentioned: every time I open an email, hear a radio or TV ad, or walk past advertising with promotions on flowers and high tea. Mothers give us life and love. They have a hard job; they deserve to be celebrated. It’s just difficult …

Even when the likes of Macron foul up, multilingual politicians get it right | Agnès Poirier | Opinion

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, never ceases to surprise his audience, especially when he speaks in English. While some of his compatriots were shocked that he should address the US Congress in its native tongue, it pleased a large number of French people who appreciated how he engaged directly in …

Living the dream (so we don’t have to): the boy who ran off to Bali | Sam Leith | Opinion

When Jonah, my four-year-old son, gets in a bate – usually either because I’ve put cheese on his pasta, or because I haven’t – he is prone to stomp to the front door and announce: “I’m fed up with all of you. I don’t want to be in this family. …

Black lives are not safe in this country. What more do white people want? | Nayuka Gorrie | Opinion

As I write this, I am at a public library. Next to me are a table of Aboriginal people in their early teens using the free internet, as I am. They are laughing and on social media. While I ponder the irony of young people opting to spend their free …

Opinion divided over plan to shift public housing residents for $45m redevelopment

Opinion divided over plan to shift public housing residents for $45m redevelopment

Updated April 24, 2018 17:36:39 Photo: John Stokes Square resident Loro Pekaj said anti-social behaviour was a problem in the area. (ABC News: Mitchell Woolnough) Related Story: Public housing estate to be knocked down under draft development plan for Nightcliff Residents of 75 public housing units at Nightcliff will be …