Danny Katz Cute Labrador puppies and toilet paper ads have always gone together beautifully: they're one of those mysterious lovely/disgusting combinations that just seem to work.
Paul Sheehan The balance of power between the propaganda industry and the news media that are supposed to provide a sceptical counter-balance to commercial and political image-manipulation is shifting in favour...
Andrew Christopher Bans on junk food advertising will not work, but better labelling and more education might.
Emma Rush and Caroline Norma
Emma Rush and Caroline Norma 'Corporate paedophilia' is a worrying global trend on the rise.
Bruce Guthrie After 20 years, we still can't seem to agree on the best way to manage those pokies.
Julia Baird We've always been a lazy lot. Our desire to outsource the more difficult parts of life - such as housework, study and tax - is not new.
Alecia Simmonds In the late '90s, when raving meant dancing and sun-dried tomatoes meant culinary sophistication, I joined a group at university called the Activist Left.
Beth Wilson Exercise, diet and not smoking are the ways to cut stroke risk.
Jane Caro Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am a party animal. I will go to the opening of an envelope - which is just as well because those are the only openings I ever get invited to.
Simon Chapman Australia's historic plain packaging became law on December 1, with the quinella seeing us graduate to also have the world's largest graphic health warnings.
Martin McKenzie-Murray Rupert Murdoch is a contradictory man. Perhaps his ego can reconcile the incongruities, but I'm afraid I cannot.
''THERE'S dirt in the nozzle - that's why it's not working,'' the service consultant declared. He was referring to my new, powerful, high-pressure water cleaner, which had groaned and then started...
Kate Figes Steve Biddulph's warmth, common sense and easy style have turned him into one of the world's most popular parenting gurus.
Wendy Squires Amid the vacuous dross that spills from the silicone lips of celluloid stars, sometimes - and it is a rarity - a relevant comment will make it to print.
Elizabeth Farrelly I have been painting my back fence. Not rust prevention; pictures. Figuration for the new year. It's a stupid thing to do. The work is slow and paint is costly.
Martin McKenzie-Murray It was not a good year for writers or language, and a particularly bloody one for journalists. According to Reporters Without Borders, it was the deadliest on record since its first yearly report in...
Alan Stokes Please don't tell anyone, but I feel for Ben Barba and Canterbury Bulldogs supporters.
Nicholas Reece Australia's leaders need to boldly intervene to improve public health.
Simon Jenkins Films like Zero Dark Thirty seem happy to falsify facts in the name of art.
Full text of the Leveson speech.