The man labelled a "terrorist" by Attorney General, George Brandis will not go away. MONICA ATTARD tells us why we haven't heard the last of David Hicks.
WENDY HARMER wants to know if she should be spending this Christmas? Treasurer Joe Hockey's not helping. No cufflinks for you!
Acclaimed author JACKIE FRENCH lives in the beautiful Araluen Valley of NSW. Gold mining operations could destroy everything she holds dear.
How to mark the passing of the remarkable Stella Young? Perhaps revive a vital voice for those with a disability writes WENDY HARMER. Get yer hashtag out.
Hey, how's Team Straya doing in the climate change action stakes? Very, very badly, that's how.
The incomparable Stella Young - disability advocate, writer, comic, has died at the age of 32. WENDY HARMER says farewell.
CORINNE GRANT vows she will never forget Senator Nick Xenaphon and his betrayal of asylum seekers. Never. Ever.
Guns, racial tension and the militarisation of the police are a toxic mix in the US writes MONICA ATTARD. President Obama says it's all "solvable". Is it?
Ever had a beloved song RUINED by a TV ad... or a song that made you want to weep then rush down the shops? The good, the bad the ugly.
WENDY HARMER has been married 20 years now. Here's a listicle of marital advice you didn't really want or need.
Elite Rugby Union player DAVID POCOCK was arrested at the blockade of the Maules Creek coal mine in the Leard Forest. This is why he was there.
SENATOR LARISSA WATERS set the Christmas bells ringing with her call for No Gender December. Here she replies to her critics.
It's BAAAAACK! The old debate about nuclear energy still haunts us . MONICA ATTARD takes a fresh look at the argument.
Watch out! CORINNE GRANT has pressed the "catastrophic" button on her Rage Index. This can't go well for Team Straya...
Two country women "of a certain age" who are giving the political system a shake. WENDY HARMER admires the hell out of both of them.
KATE FITZPATRICK's mother was there at the cricket 80 years ago when Larwood hit Woodfull over his heart. She prays for Phillip Hughes and Sean Abbott.
Australia has lost one of its finest sporting sons in tragic circumstances. All at The Hoopla offer our deepest sympathies.
Ready to put tongue firmly in cheek? CRAIG BENNETT is here with a pile of celebrity fluff so fluffy it floats right off the page...
What will it take for you to know that you will, most certainly, die? For WENDY HARMER it's better late than never.
Australia's former Labor leader and President of Turkey could not be more different - or could they? We should count ourselves lucky says MONICA ATTARD.