Deb Newell

Does losing faith in religion really mark a new dark ages?

6 July 2017 9:08 pm

There are so many things that we lose on our passage through life: innocence, virginity, youth, looks, patience, temper, love,…

Taking temperatures

2 June 2017 1:03 pm

It started with a palm to the forehead. Then the glass thermometer, the one in the metal case with the…

In praise of the grande dame

19 March 2017 1:44 pm

Last week I attended an event in Brisbane that brought out lovers of art, local personalities, philanthropists, and many considered…

In memoriam: Bill Leak, free speech warrior

10 March 2017 6:14 pm

He wrote about it, talked about, put brush and pencil to paper about it and railed about it with wry…

Meat & Livestock Australia deserve an Australia Day roasting

23 January 2017 7:19 am

“Aren’t we all boat people?” is the question posed by Meat & Livestock Australia’s current pre-January 26th holiday marketing spiel.…

When “Australian” said it all

22 November 2016 1:04 pm

I feel many reading this will know of families that have been interwoven from their past through to their present so first a…

Three letters to my daughters

26 July 2016 1:59 am

July 8 2016 To my daughters (and their friends) I’ve been thinking and watching and observing my daughters and their…