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Category: Opinion

From the editor: The male #Karen

A quick Facebook poll CW conducted this week and research of previous mentions elsewhere, suggests the male equivalent of #Karen is #Kevin or #Ken (apologies to every kind, well-adjusted, community-minded,...

How many ‘what ifs’ lead to a coronavirus test?

Last week I had a coronavirus test, it was my first but it’s unlikely to be my last. CW journalist Cassandra Power shares her firsthand account ...

From the editor: Just checking in

Hello dear readers. Just checking in to see how you’re doing as this pandemic and associated restrictions continue, locally and globally.

From the editor: Plastic Free July

This month is Plastic Free July; if only it were also Covid-free. Sigh.

From the editor: Vale, Tony Lovell

This week, I am grateful for a lifetime of knowing my brother, and the love of our parents, our family and his offspring. Vale, Tony Lovell.

Buying Australian equals supporting Australian jobs

The Mental Health Foundation Australia is encouraging the Australian public to support and buy Australian made products to boost employment which can reduce mental health issues.

Opinion: Canberrans have risen to the challenge

It has been a difficult year but Canberrans have risen to the challenge and cared for one another, says Labor Senator for the ACT, Katy Gallagher. This...

From the editor: Active neighbourhoods

Is it just me, or have you noticed many more folk, particularly families, out walking, cycling, riding scooters in your neighbourhood lately? Clearly, it’s not just me, as the ACT...

From the editor: Living that iso life

For many of us, iso life is a whole different ballgame to our existence pre-pandemic. How are you finding it? Several local photographers are taking the opportunity to document iso...

Opinion: Canberrans want schools to be open

We’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and Canberrans want schools to be open, argues Senator Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT,

From the editor: We’re all in this together

As if I needed a nudge, some lessons I’m taking from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic are to find joy in each day and to not take things for granted. One...

Inspiring Australians share words of wisdom to help us through COVID-19 pandemic

From reassuring advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women to messages of resilience and kindness, the 2020 Australian of the Year Award recipients are sharing their tips on staying happy, healthy...

From the editor: Easter isolation

Greetings dear readers, how did you go over the isolation Easter long weekend 2020? For 10 of the previous 11 Easters, I had frequented the National Folk...

5 things I’ve learnt about going grey

Grey is the new black. Especially in the era of COVID-19 shutdowns when access to hairdressing services is restricted due to health and safety concerns.

How long until ‘BBC Dad’ viral video is eclipsed?

This week, it’s come to my attention that the current home schooling situation has the potential to provide plenty more hilarious fodder like the 'BBC Dad' viral video.

From the editor: The last escape

Last weekend, I escaped (legally) to a friend’s beachside pad near Batemans Bay. Taking physical distancing into account, we ate al fresco at a bayside café, swam in the ocean and bushwalked along...

Fake news checklist to fight against misinformation

Want to spot fake news when it appears in your feed? Responsible Technology Australia has some useful tips for our readers.

Meeting the coronavirus test

Extreme times demand extreme measures but it is not clear that many Australians appreciate the threat being posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus leaves fans nothing to cheer about

Last weekend gave Canberra’s footy fans plenty to cheer about with the Brumbies and the Raiders running out winners in front of enthusiastic, if diminished, home crowds.

From the editor: Social distancing

Every year, dictionaries around the world choose their own word of the year. My frontrunner so far is “social distancing” (formerly known as “personal space”), defined as keeping a safe distance of...

What about the workers?

The coronavirus is not just showing up vulnerabilities in people’s immune systems, but also inadequacies in how millions of Australian workers are paid.