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    NOVA PERIS & OUR WITCH HUNT MENTALITY

    Frances Abbott, Barry Spurr, Nova Peris. How do we define public interest? Is the media engaged in partisan witch hunts? PAULA MATTHEWSON looks at our “burn the witch” culture.

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    ATTN JANE AUSTEN FANS: EMMA IS BACK!

    Alexander McCall Smith has been entrusted with the honours of adapting the classic Jane Austen novel Emma. It’s a weighty task for an author with a light touch. Will he do it justice?

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    ACID ATTACKS: HE TOOK MY LIFE AWAY

    A spate of acid attacks on Iranian women have prompted large street protests in the country. GABRIELLE JACKSON looks at the battle for freedom for women in Iran.

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    BUGGER OFF FUN POLICE

    MRS WOOG is getting sick and tired of the fun police ruining her Halloween good times. What are you doing this Halloween? (And do you think we could ban the Fun Police?)

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    GOVERNMENT, 1. ENVIRONMENT, NIL.

    The coalition’s Direct Action plan is set to pass through the senate tonight after Clive Palmer’s change of heart. It’s a “great outcome for the government”, but what about the environment?

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    TOO OLD FOR TV? OH, CRY ME A RIVER GIRLS

    Beautiful women complaining about the constant pressure to look young and glamorous? WENDY HARMER gives a reality check.

nova-peris

NOVA PERIS & OUR WITCH HUNT MENTALITY

Frances Abbott, Barry Spurr, Nova Peris. How do we define public interest? Is the media engaged in partisan witch hunts? PAULA MATTHEWSON looks at our "burn the witch" culture.
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books-cover

ATTN JANE AUSTEN FANS: EMMA IS BACK!

Alexander McCall Smith has been entrusted with the honours of adapting the classic Jane Austen novel Emma. It's a weighty task for an author with a light touch. Will he do it justice?
Read More
acid-attack-victim

ACID ATTACKS: HE TOOK MY LIFE AWAY

A spate of acid attacks on Iranian women have prompted large street protests in the country. GABRIELLE JACKSON looks at the battle for freedom for women in Iran.
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Untitled-14

BUGGER OFF FUN POLICE

MRS WOOG is getting sick and tired of the fun police ruining her Halloween good times. What are you doing this Halloween? (And do you think we could ban the Fun Police?)
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hunt-palmer

GOVERNMENT, 1. ENVIRONMENT, NIL.

The coalition's Direct Action plan is set to pass through the senate tonight after Clive Palmer's change of heart. It's a "great outcome for the government", but what about the environment?
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wendy-harmer-mollymook

TOO OLD FOR TV? OH, CRY ME A RIVER GIRLS

Beautiful women complaining about the constant pressure to look young and glamorous? WENDY HARMER gives a reality check.
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News & Opinion

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I’M A FEMALE POLITICIAN. GET OVER IT.

Julia Gillard made herself a victim. There’s no glass ceiling. Not for Australia’s most powerful woman. Julie Bishop appeared at the National Press Club today and had a few things to say.

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LESSONS FROM ROSIE BATTY

NATASHA STOTT DESPOJA cannot think of a better recipient for Victorian of the year than Rosie Batty, who has worked so tirelessly to keep domestic violence on the national agenda.

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Harmer's Hoopla

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WENDY’S WHITLAM LESSON FOR THE KIDS.

With Gough Whitlam’s passing is it time to remember the shameful events of 1975? WENDY HARMER says they should never be forgotten.

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WHEN WENDY WOKE UP IN SURGERY

Waking up during surgery is a fear many people hold, and it happened to WENDY HARMER. But is it something we really need to worry about?

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Corinne's Circus

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MATHIAS & BARRY: THE UNFUNNY BROTHERS

Saying something racist or sexist is not funny or whimsical. At least add some irony and yell “boom tish”! CORINNE GRANT offers some comedy advice.

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ANTHONY ALBANESE PRESS CLUB

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE, ALBANESE

Whatver the ALP’s strategy is, it’s not working says CORINNE GRANT. Time for some guts. Hard talk and real debate.

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Spicer's Spotlight

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BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID

Ebola! Terror! Crabzilla! There’s so much to be frightened of in this world. TRACEY SPICER has a very clear idea about what to be really scared of this Halloween.

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DEAR MRS CLOONEY

Is your name your identity? After Amal Alamuddin has changed hers both personally and professionally, TRACEY SPICER wonders why blokes don’t start changing their names.

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Attard's Arena

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RUSSIAN BEAR VS AMERICAN EAGLE

On the weekend Vladimir Putin gave a modern history lesson about post-Cold War politics, including a thinly veiled threat to Washington. MONICA ATTARD translates for The Hoopla.

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GOUGH: THE GIANT OF OUR TIME

On the death of political legend Gough Whitlam, MONICA ATTARD recalls a man who affected lives in ways big and small, and the day she showed him around her favourite city.

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Hullabaloo

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WARNIE, YOUR DATING ADVICE, RIGHT HERE

Shane Warne is asking Twitter for dating advice and posting selfies of himself in bed. No need to ask your fans, Warnie, MANDY NOLAN has your dating advice right here.

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THE SEX PILL FOR FRIGID FEMINISTS

So men have Viagra and women have… nothing. Is this about feminism between the sheets? WENDY HARMER suspects something rather more alarming.

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Sex & Wellbeing

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HOW CANCER SILENCED JULIE MCCROSSIN

She talked for a living until throat cancer stopped her in her tracks. Julie McCrossin tells DEBORAH HUTTON about living in the world of cancer, and how she found her voice again.

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ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE HELEN MIRREN

“I am not gorgeous, I never was” says Helen Mirren, although most beg to differ. Now on the cusp of 70 she is going to be the face of cosmetics giant L’Oreal.

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Daily Dilemma

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OUR REEF: BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY, GONE THE NEXT?

Our Reef is so lodged in the hearts of minds of people around the world that not even US banks will fund proposed development nearby. ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at what we stand to lose.

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ORDER UP: YOUR LAST SUPPER

If you could plan it – and let’s face it, most of us won’t – what would you choose for your last meal? Death row inmates, chefs, and celebrities… what do they choose?

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The Bookshelf

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LOUISA COLLINS WAS A REAL PERSON

Caroline Overington tells MEREDITH JAFFE why the story of Louisa Collins, the last woman hanged in NSW, is such an important story to tell. Plus all the latest news and reviews.

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WOMEN & BEER. WHO’D HAVE THUNK IT?

Author Karen Brooks immersed herself in the intriguing history of woman and ale for her new book The Brewer’s Tale. She talks to MEREDITH JAFFE.

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FIRST CHAPTER: THE BREWER’S TALE

Things We Love

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WE BOOKMARKED THIS FOR YOU

The late, great Ben Bradlee, the incredible story of a female Afghani warlord, and the awful mystery of self harm, explained. We’ve got some great reads for your weekend.

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IS LOOKING YOUR AGE A SUBVERSIVE ACT?

If you’re a 57 year-old Hollywood actress, actually looking your age can be viewed as a “subversive act”. Frances McDormand says cosmetic surgery is “mutation”…

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Entertainment

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MARILYN’S LONG TOES: HEARD IT AT THE HOOPLA

Your ridiculously juicy, scandal-strewn weekly smorgasbord of outlandish showbiz morsels has just arrived, courtesy of CRAIG BENNETT. Now close the door and enjoy!

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LOVE BETTE MIDLER

Sometimes the fewer the words, the better. Listen to this beautiful rendition of TLC’s Waterfalls.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: OCTOBER 30