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    THE CURIOUS UMBRELLA REVOLUTION

    Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution has a number of curious characteristics, but don’t let those distract you from the very big issues at stake. MONICA ATTARD reports.

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    JUST SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, PEOPLE!

    Why do you need a personal brand if you’ve got a personality? CATHARINE LUMBY has had enough of corporate speak and stupid euphemisms. Now, can we all just say what we mean?

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    HEARD IT AT THE HOOPLA

    You heard it first here (just don’t hold us to it). Join CRAIG BENNETT as he dishes the dirt on the very serious world of celebrity gossip.

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    MR HOCKEY, NOW YOU’RE SCARING US

    Listening to Joe Hockey on the radio this morning was a deeply uncomfortable experience for GABRIELLE JACKSON. Is the Treasurer too aggressive?

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    PLEASE, ENOUGH ABOUT WOMEN’S BODIES

    The Dove: Legacy campaign may be a bit of a tearjerker but, really, is enough enough? Is it time to stop talking about women’s bodies?

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    WELFARE CUTS, HUMAN RIGHTS BREACH?

    Does the government’s proposal to take people under 30 off the dole for months breach their human rights? “Yes”, say MPs.

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THE CURIOUS UMBRELLA REVOLUTION

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution has a number of curious characteristics, but don't let those distract you from the very big issues at stake. MONICA ATTARD reports.
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JUST SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, PEOPLE!

Why do you need a personal brand if you've got a personality? CATHARINE LUMBY has had enough of corporate speak and stupid euphemisms. Now, can we all just say what we mean?
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HEARD IT AT THE HOOPLA

You heard it first here (just don't hold us to it). Join CRAIG BENNETT as he dishes the dirt on the very serious world of celebrity gossip.
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MR HOCKEY, NOW YOU’RE SCARING US

Listening to Joe Hockey on the radio this morning was a deeply uncomfortable experience for GABRIELLE JACKSON. Is the Treasurer too aggressive?
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PLEASE, ENOUGH ABOUT WOMEN’S BODIES

The Dove: Legacy campaign may be a bit of a tearjerker but, really, is enough enough? Is it time to stop talking about women's bodies?
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WELFARE CUTS, HUMAN RIGHTS BREACH?

Does the government's proposal to take people under 30 off the dole for months breach their human rights? "Yes", say MPs.
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News & Opinion

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TAX: ONLY FOR THE LOWLY, IT SEEMS

What do you feel about paying more tax than some of Australia’s biggest companies? Corporate tax dodging is in the spotlight, again.

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THE INCONVENIENCE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS

Amid today’s revelations that women on Nauru are being sexually assaulted by guards, PAULA MATTHEWSON takes stock of the Government’s stance on asylum seeker policy.

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Harmer's Hoopla

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WAY TO TRAVEL, CHRISTOPHER PYNE

A $30,000 trip to Europe for Mr and Mrs Pyne, all on the taxpayer’s dime – $1352 to cool your heels in a “day room”? You’ve got to be having a lend, says WENDY HARMER

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LANG MAY YER LUM REEK. GO SCOTLAND!

As the Scots head off to the vote WENDY HARMER ( aka Aggie Bridget McHarmer) declares her love for all things tartan, foggy and whisky-soaked.

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Corinne's Circus

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CORINNE’S RAGE INDEX – EXTREME

Blokes! Footies! Something shiny! On Grand Final week, did our esteemed leaders get away with it? No. CORINNE GRANT kept her eye on the ball.

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THE DUMBING DOWN, CONTINUED

Victim? Misunderstood? Or just like so many other politicians who can’t properly explain their positions? CORINNE GRANT looks at the latest episode in the Jacqui Lambie drama.

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Spicer's Spotlight

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – STILL MUM’S PROBLEM

School holidays again and childcare duty is left to mum. Of course. TRACEY SPICER wants a wife, or at least for the blokes to start acting like one.

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CHEAP LABOUR? YEP, THAT’S US.

‘When you let the sunlight in, you begin to see the problem.’ TRACEY SPICER writes about a bloke who has finally spoken the unpalatable truth about inequality in the workplace.

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Attard's Arena

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HOW TO KEEP OUR FREEDOM INTACT

We have a right to know what our government is doing says MONICA ATTARD. She reports on the new laws that will affect media and our freedom.

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NEW LAWS: KEEPING US IN PEAK FEAR

New anti-terrorist laws are about to hit parliament. Do you know what’s on the table? MONICA ATTARD takes a look at what freedoms we stand to lose.

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Hullabaloo

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ADVANCED STYLE – OOH, WE’RE SO THERE!

The style mavens who are inspiring Women of a Certain Age to get out there and show what they’re made of. Invisible? Pfft! SO last year!

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“STRAIGHT-WASHING” ON FACEBOOK?

A new rule from Facebook that demands only “real” names will have a big impact on the LBGTI community, writes STIVETTE BROWNHOLLOW-SMYTHE.

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Sex & Wellbeing

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I TOUCH MYSELF

Our resident sex expert JACQUELINE HELLYER says self-pleasuring is not just about the quickest route to orgasm. Here she has a very handy (sorry) guide to masturbation.

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A WOOGSIE IN A CHINA SHOP

She’s not comfortable in homewares stores, swanky boutiques or mani-pedi spas , but not quite ready to go the full virtual. Got any advice for MRS WOOG?

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Daily Dilemma

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DISCRIMINATION OR JUST DUMB?

An anti-discrimination campaigner has filed a complaint against a tweet sent by singer Rob Mills, but JOHN CALDWELL thinks it may do more harm than good to the equal rights cause.

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BIGOTS RECRUIT FOR ISIS

Are the vigilantes and bigots claiming to protect Australia from terrorists inadvertently recruiting for ISIS? JOSEPH WAKIM takes a look.

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The Bookshelf

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GROWING UP WITH DEATH

Author Kate Mayfield grew up in a funeral home in 1960s Kentucky. Here she tells MEREDITH JAFFE about a childhood spent confronting death, and how it inspired her writing.

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POIROT IS BACK!

Sophie Hannah has written the newest addition to Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries. Can she capture the essence of the pedantic Poirot? MEREDITH JAFFE reviews.

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FIRST CHAPTER: LYREBIRD HILL

Things We Love

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JEEZ GERMAINE

Germaine Greer is back in the spotlight, this time for calling the Duchess of Cambridge “too thin”. What do you think?

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ARE YOU CUDDLEWORTHY?

Human connection keeps taking interesting turns thanks to modern technology – now there’s an app that helps you find someone to cuddle. A stranger. Would you do it?

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Entertainment

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CLIVE JAMES AND THE JAPANESE MAPLE

A fine pairing of the words of Clive James and the voice of Jack Thompson in a reading of Japanese Maple. Listen in.

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TV’S HIDDEN TREASURES

On the 20th anniversary of the Friends premiere, couch potato AMY STOCKWELL does a serious stint of channel surfing to give you the run down on what else you could be watching.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: OCTOBER 2