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FOR GOD’S SAKE. JUST GET ON WITH IT

Abbott's sick of the leadership speculation and so, it seems, is Australia. Has the PM made his final, fatal mistake?
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A SMOOTH COFFEE CULT HAS A DIRTY SECRET

Is it a cult? Is it performance art? Is it ecological? MANDY NOLAN takes a trip to Nespresso and finds it's more George Orwell than George Clooney...
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ANNA NICOLE DIED BY LETHAL COCKTAIL?

Drop everything, and hold onto something firm! If you just felt a jolt akin to the Earth being knocked off its axis, that’s your latest shocker-filled Heard It At The Hoopla making a grand entrance!
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MEET THE REAL LIFE AUTHOR BEHIND DIE AGAIN

Meet the author of the Die Again series featuring detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. Plus all the latest book reviews from MEREDITH JAFFE.
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GET YOUR HEAD AROUND THIS: FIRST FULL BODY TRANSPLANT

An Italian surgeon claims that the first full body transplant may only be two years away. But the question is: should the surgery be done at all?
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UNFETTERED CROTCHES: ARE YOU UP FOR IT?

KERRI SACKVILLE is all for anyone wanting to take part in this weekend's nude swim, the Sydney Skinny. It's just not for her. Here's why...
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News & Opinion

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN “TRIGGSED”?

The Abbott government has attacked Gillian Triggs for a report that displeases them. In an era of insecure employment, could you withstand the pressure not to do the right thing?

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM A KNOX PARENT

As a parent of two boys who attended Knox Grammar, JEBBY PHILLIPS feels deceived, mislead and betrayed. Read her open letter to the school…

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Harmer's Hoopla

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THE LAW THAT MEN IGNORE

WENDY HARMER was paid less than the boy next to her at her first job… she never forgot. And 40 years after equal pay became law Elizabeth Broderick is still on the case…

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I’M WENDY, CALL ME FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

WENDY HARMER has (literally) lent her voice to a new campaign from Australian Marriage Equality that makes it impossible for MPs to ignore the public support for same sex marriage.

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Corinne's Circus

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DEAR SENATOR: AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER

Dear Senator Macdonald, please apologise to Ms Triggs for your disrespect. And please apologise to the children in detention who need your protection. Sincerely, CORINNE GRANT

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ALAN THE “PUSSYCAT” JAMIE THE “UNPREPARED”

CORINNE GRANT relives the night on Q&A. On the morning after does she have any regrets? She has just one…

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Spicer's Spotlight

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CRYING BIAS A TIRED ‘OLD MEDIA’ STORY

Criticising Sarah Ferguson’s Joe Hockey interview is Orwellian, says TRACEY SPICER. And she spills the beans from her own days interviewing PMs and premiers.

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IT’S THE LEADERSHIP DEFICIT, STUPID

We haven’t got a budget deficit problem, we’ve got a leadership deficit problem. TRACEY SPICER’S advice? She’s got lots of it.

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VIOLENCE MARS UKRAINE’S CEASEFIRE

This week marks the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine. MONICA ATTARD reports that fighting and bombings are continuing despite last week’s ceasefire…

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DID THE AFP GIVE THE BALI 9 AWAY?

As the execution date for Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan looms ever closer, MONICA ATTARD questions the role of our federal police. “No guidelines, no moral compass”?

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Hullabaloo

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KAZ COOKE. LURKING AT THE LIBRARY

Bits and bobs, up to Pussy’s bow… or wax… KAZ COOKE has been conducting a love affair with Australia’s most colourful characters. Their flounces, hats and brooches. Enjoy!

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MERV’S NOT-SO HILARIOUS JOKE ABOUT A MACHETE

Merv Hughes has told Anna Heinrich to “sit down or I’ll chop your head off with this machete.” Hilarious? Not in a million years, says The Hoopla. What do you think?

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Sex & Wellbeing

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GIRLS SCHOOL UNIFORMS NEED TO MOVE WITH THE TIMES

Girls wear school dresses and pigtails, boys have trousers and short hair. It’s one of the last bastions of gendered roles. JANE GILMORE asks: why do we stand for it?

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHILD OF ALCOHOLICS

A new report estimates more than one million children are affected by alcohol abuse. This reader’s story about growing up with alcoholic parents gives voice to one of those children.

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Daily Dilemma

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POST ABORTION SYNDROME. IS IT A THING?

A course is offering women help to move out of the “guilt and shame” of abortion and “repentance”. Do women need a 10-Step Recovery Program?

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ONLY ONE OF YOU CAN HAVE THE TOP JOB

It has long been assumed that women’s career progression stalls because of children, but could it be because of their husbands? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at a breakthrough study from Harvard.

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The Bookshelf

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SOPHIA: PRINCESS, SUFFRAGETTE, REVOLUTIONARY

The story of the first suffragette, Indian Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, is an important one. MEREDITH JAFFE talks to her biographer Anita Anand. Plus, all the latest book reviews!

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STELLA WOMEN, BOOK REVIEWS & EROTICA

Who is on the longlist for the 2015 Stella Prize? MEREDITH JAFFE tells all. She also has book reviews and a Valentine’s Day list of top-selling erotic titles.

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Things We Love

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WISDOM FROM THE WORLD’S OLDEST YOGA TEACHER

At 96 years old, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher and she has got some incredible life advice to give. Watch her TED talk and be amazed.

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BEAUTIFUL BEYOND WORDS

New York artist Brian Dettmer takes encyclopaedias and dictionaries and turns them into beautiful sculptures, breathing new life into old objects.

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Entertainment

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ALL THE GLITZ OF THE 2015 OSCARS

It’s time again to gaze upon the fancy frocks and snazzy suits of the best in the biz with the 87th Academy Awards.

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GERE’S THE DRAW CARD. MAGGIE TRUMPS

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a world where the over 60s rule. There’s sex, new beginnings and a few old necks. Yay! Read our review and enter to win a double pass…

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: W/C FEBRUARY 26