Richard Glover Post-election career suggestions for redundant politicians.
Now that the election has been called, what do Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott have to do to win your vote? What is the most important national issue in your household?
John Birmingham What was Julia Gillard thinking? I'll tell you what she was thinking: ''Omigod, no, Tim, not the one about the Asian doctor lady finger, nooooooo ...''
Peter FitzSimons I've done a lot of lying on Newport beach, but I'm back! And I've missed you.
Jeff Apter Julia Gillard's appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival last month was, sadly, about as close as a woman is likely to come to ''headlining'' any of Australia's popular outdoor music festivals.
Tom Switzer Only a few US presidents have brought about truly lasting transformational change: Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, writes Tom Switzer.
Gerard Henderson WITH Mayan followers foretelling the end of the world before Christmas, it was to be expected 2012 would be replete with hyperbole, prophecy and odd behaviour.
Julia Baird Last year the much-photographed American television personality Kim Kardashian vowed, for her New Year's resolution, to change her Twitter background to black: ''I wanna be more simple in 2012.''
Neil McMahon In an eventful 12 months of jubilant highs and dark lows, we were dealt more questions than answers.
Daniel Flitton Do you know the name of the captain of the Australian cricket team? No, I don't either, and I'm not talking about Michael Clarke. I mean the national women's squad.
Terry Barnes Someone I see occasionally works very hard, earns top dollar making big sales in a cut-throat industry.
Adrian Franklin Australia's fear of the rogue animal reflects our paranoia over immigration.
Cres Eastman Surprise and disappointment accompanied the recent publication of country by country test results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study and the Trends in International Mathematics...
Peter Christoff There are two Labor governments in power in Canberra, and neither is headed by Julia Gillard or Kevin Rudd. One is led by Greg Combet, the other by Martin Ferguson.
All men are liars
Sam de Brito Men used to think women were stupid; now they think they're crazy, which is a big difference, so bear with me.
Russell Skelton We live in a culture where a middle-class mother likes her one glass of red a night, where sporting champions celebrate by showering each other with magnums of champagne and where indigenous women in...
Judy Courtin With a celebratory, yet very holy, time of the year approaching, it is time to reflect on the rapidly unfolding religious revolution in Australia.
Peter FitzSimons Look, I can hardly believe it myself, but TFF writes from the Australian military base of Tarin Kowt.
Jeffrey Bleich Whether we know it or not, we all use the global ''cloud'' for many of the critical things we do each day on our computers.
Sandy Guy ''I wish my daughter was dead,'' a distraught woman said to me on the phone. ''Then she wouldn't suffer any more abuse.''