How about this weather? Well, how about banning small-talk?

How about this weather? Well, how about banning small-talk?

Pendlebury Wicks

There are no small people, just small talk. Science has explained why we feel the compulsion to do it, but I say it's time we ban it altogether. For our kids.

Is the welfare question a rhetorical one?

Is the welfare question a rhetorical one?

Mitchell Grant

Social Services Minister Christian Porter recently copped flak for his “unfeeling” response to increasing welfare payments. But is he right?

TBS First Presidential Debate drinking game

TBS First Presidential Debate drinking game

Nicholas Harrington

Well, the First Presidential Debate is upon us. For those who have steeled themselves to sit through it, there's a drinking game that goes along with it. We recommend you print, then laminate the rules. You political party animals, you.

While you were asleep: Penny drops on QandA, Prez Debate kicks off, When Obama met Leo

While you were asleep: Penny drops on QandA, Prez Debate kicks off, When Obama met Leo

TBS Newsdesk

Tuesday, sweet Tuesday. You bastard. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Penny Wong shot from the hip on QandA, the Presidential Debate is upon us, and the Internet rehashed the death of 1,635 passengers.

Science claims loneliness genetic condition, and I agree

Science claims loneliness genetic condition, and I agree

Kate Turner

Scientists in the US have discovered that feelings of loneliness may be genetic. And dipping into my own gene pool, I tend to agree.

TBS Ten with...Akmal Saleh

TBS Ten with...Akmal Saleh

TBS Muse

We spoke with Akmal about his upcoming tour, the importance of conspiracy theorists and his thoughts on the return of Pauline Hanson.

Sunday, working Sunday: In defence of the six-day work week

Sunday, working Sunday: In defence of the six-day work week

TBS Likes...

Monday signifies the second day of my work week, but I stole the idea from a deceased genius. Time to honour the death of nine-to-five forced drudgery.

TBS Next Gen: Suffering pigs in factory farming

TBS Next Gen: Suffering pigs in factory farming

Bailey Mason

What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, 14-year-old Bailey comments on the conditions of pigs being factory farmed in Australia, and discusses why changes need to be made to their treatment.

Aussie pride – Part one: Our women

Aussie pride – Part one: Our women

Ingeborg van Teeseling

What are the origins of the pride in our country we feel so? In the first of a four-part analysis, we delve into the lesser known female heroes of yore.

While you were asleep: Syrian peace unlikely, SK assassination plot, baseball star killed

While you were asleep: Syrian peace unlikely, SK assassination plot, baseball star killed

TBS Newsdesk

Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, it's a classic Monday. Peace in Syria was pushed to the distance, South Korea are prepared to kill Kim Jong UN, and a baseball star was taken too soon. Brutal.

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Akmal

TBS Ten with…Akmal Saleh

TBS Muse

We spoke with Akmal about his upcoming tour, the importance of conspiracy theorists and his thoughts on the return of Pauline Hanson.

Akmal

TBS Ten with…Akmal Saleh

TBS Muse

We spoke with Akmal about his upcoming tour, the importance of conspiracy theorists and his thoughts on the return of Pauline Hanson.

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TBS Next Gen: Suffering pigs in factory farming

Bailey Mason

What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, 14-year-old Bailey comments on the conditions of pigs being factory farmed in Australia, and discusses why changes need to be made to their treatment.

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