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Don't hesitate to call your mum on schoolies
Opinion
Opinion

Don't hesitate to call your mum on schoolies

A mother’s letter to their child, as they end their last day at school.

  • by Madonna King

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An open letter to the Prime Minister from a Queenslander
Opinion
Scott Morrison

An open letter to the Prime Minister from a Queenslander

The wheels on your bus are going 'round and 'round, and that's great, because we hadn't seen much of you beforehand.

  • by Madonna King
When even the mundane can become deadly
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Crime

When even the mundane can become deadly

The moment we see murders as simply one-off risks in life, we devalue our own lives.

  • by Madonna King
'Just like your father': How bullies attack our politicians' children
Cyber bullying

'Just like your father': How bullies attack our politicians' children

It started with a snide comment, then grew each time he appeared in the press. Then his son started finding notes in his school bag.

  • by Madonna King
The resignation Alan Jones should be ready to announce
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Alan Jones

The resignation Alan Jones should be ready to announce

Many people have suggested the broadcaster resign over his latest controversy. Here, columnist Madonna King offers up a draft.

  • by Madonna King
Some of the better things in life are truly worth waiting for
Ian Frazer

Some of the better things in life are truly worth waiting for

Ask a teenager how their parents snapped a family photograph at their age, and many will wonder out loud what happened in pre-selfie times.

  • by Madonna King
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The hidden costs and hidden shame of our aged-care sector
Opinion
That Thinking Feeling

The hidden costs and hidden shame of our aged-care sector

Ahead of the royal commission, Scott Morrison should know about the mounting bills that come with being in an aged care facility.

  • by Madonna King
Commercial terrorists have brought an industry to its knees
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Soft commodities

Commercial terrorists have brought an industry to its knees

The sabotage of our strawberry industry is as flummoxing as it is despicable. It shows a level of recklessness in the community that we haven’t seen before.

  • by Madonna King
Wagners verdict shows the likes of Alan Jones can be called out
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Opinion

Wagners verdict shows the likes of Alan Jones can be called out

The defamation verdict shows that sometimes you can take on the loud person in the centre of the room and silence them.

  • by Madonna King
What our children can learn from some ambos' simple act of kindness
Opinion
Education

What our children can learn from some ambos' simple act of kindness

It’s a simple photograph of a man, in the back of an ambulance, enjoying a caramel sundae. But the story behind it says so much.

  • by Madonna King
Dumping of Turnbull shows why 16-year-olds should be able to vote
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Opinion

Dumping of Turnbull shows why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

Intellect? Too easily swayed to join another camp? Last week’s shenanigans should have put that argument to rest.

  • by Madonna King