Jerril Rechter Why do alcohol companies continue to make high-potency alcopops that are marketed to appeal to those at most risk - young people?
John Fitzgerald The lines between big tobacco and alcohol are beginning to blur.
The Fitz Files
Peter FitzSimons On the subject of last week's item about the Reverend Fred Nile wanting the NSW Legislative Council to officially be known as the State Senate, meaning he would have the title of Senator Nile, a...
Paul Sheehan Greg Williams was the Diesel. He was slow, he was short, not good for an elite Australian Rules player.
Ted Hopkins Ignorance is a blight on sport, and moral panic won't solve it.
Marcia Langton Australia's mining wealth has had varied impacts on our economy and the incomes of Australians. It is clear the result has increased income levels for a large majority.
Marcia Langton I had been searching for the quintessential statement by a wilderness campaigner in opposition to Aboriginal interests to illustrate the problem that I have referred to in earlier lectures: the...
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?
Elizabeth Farrelly The terrace house gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the London tube. London's standout characteristic, as you trek in by taxi or train, is neither its veiled beauty nor its vile weather,...
Jonathan Horn Outrage is obscuring the fact that Armstrong is a mass of contradictions - like the rest of us.
Anthony Ackroyd I write from my sun-drenched garden, seated on a banana lounge next to a metre-high statue of Saint Francis of Assisi.
John Birmingham It was surely a misunderstanding, that bloke being shot in the leg by the driver of a shiny black Beemer in Melbourne this week.
Germaine Greer You wouldn't want to be an Australian trying to understand the Australian fire situation as reported by British media.
Wendy Squires I prefer to sweat the big stuff and frankly, Kochie's comments were small fry.
John Spooner Well, so much for the 2012 apocalypse. If the ancient Mayans ever knew anything about the future, they made a serious miscalculation.
Wendy Harmer As a nation, we are in more and more furious disagreement about what's funny and what's not. There's now a long roll-call of public personages who have put their foot in it with a dodgy gag.
Neelima Choahan I was a 10-year-old when I first experienced sexual harassment on the streets of Delhi. As sexual harassment goes it wasn't much - just a wink from an older man.
Paul McGeough What was going down at the Jones's over Christmas?
Roy Robins-Browne John Spooner's opinion article 'Sceptics weather the storm to put their case on climate' published in The Age on December 29, 2012 confirms that he is not qualified to comment on global warming.
LIKE thousands of other Australian workers, I was forced to use up scarce annual leave entitlements and take time off during the Christmas-New Year period.