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    THESE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OUR DAY

    F*ck that sexist shit! Little girls swearing like troopers to sell t-shirts is controversial, but maybe the message outweighs the money? Watch and decide for yourself.

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    WAR. WHAT (OR WHO) IS IT GOOD FOR?

    The pacifist’s anthem of the 1970s might have said war was good for absolutely nothing, but as JOSEPH WAKIM writes, ongoing conflict benefits many. Who exactly?

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    COME CLEAN ON ISIS AND US, MR ABBOTT

    Could what happened in Canada happen here? MONICA ATTARD says it’s time for Tony Abbott to come clean about the increased risk of terrorist attacks at home.

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    MORRISON: OUR VERY OWN NAPOLEON?

    There are just so many things Scott Morrison could stop: the virus, the guns, the terrorists, the gangs! Is he turning into Australia’s Napoleon?

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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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    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.

f-bombs

THESE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OUR DAY

F*ck that sexist shit! Little girls swearing like troopers to sell t-shirts is controversial, but maybe the message outweighs the money? Watch and decide for yourself.
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war

WAR. WHAT (OR WHO) IS IT GOOD FOR?

The pacifist's anthem of the 1970s might have said war was good for absolutely nothing, but as JOSEPH WAKIM writes, ongoing conflict benefits many. Who exactly?
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canada-cover

COME CLEAN ON ISIS AND US, MR ABBOTT

Could what happened in Canada happen here? MONICA ATTARD says it's time for Tony Abbott to come clean about the increased risk of terrorist attacks at home.
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scott-morrison

MORRISON: OUR VERY OWN NAPOLEON?

There are just so many things Scott Morrison could stop: the virus, the guns, the terrorists, the gangs! Is he turning into Australia's Napoleon?
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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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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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News & Opinion

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LISTEN UP LADIES, STEP UP TO THE MIC

70% of the journalism we consume is still produced by and for men. But, in her first post for The Hoopla, JANE GILMORE says there’s change in the wind.

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PERSONAL CHOICE IS NOT EVERYTHING

Debates around Renee Zellweger’s face, Amal’s surname and the niqab have all centred on personal choice. By doing so, the real struggle for societal change is lost, says LUCY CLARK.

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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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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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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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Attard's Arena

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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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THE TRUTH ON MH17, SHIRTFRONTED

The core of the ‘shirtfronting’ debacle is the ongoing murkiness around what happened to flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine. MONICA ATTARD analyses the latest developments.

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Hullabaloo

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OUR NEW 84-YEAR-OLD TENNIS CHAMPION

Great news for Australian tennis! Margaret Fisher has led the Aussies to a bronze at world tennis championships in Turkey overnight. At age 84.

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WHY DON’T YOU ALL JUST FAKE OFF?

In among the endless touched-up images of unnaturally thin women in glossy magazines, one mag is committed to portraying normal women. We know, crazy, right?

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Sex & Wellbeing

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PROBLEMS WITH THE PLUMBING?

There are many joys to be had in growing older. Constantly running to the loo is not one of them. But help could be at hand. (SP)

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WHAT MY DAUGHTERS TAUGHT ME

After the death of his wife, JOSEPH WAKIM faced raising his three daughters on his own. Ten years later he shares joyful lessons and insight about love and gender stereotypes

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Daily Dilemma

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OWNING YOUR OWN HOME? TELL ‘EM THEY’RE DREAMING

It’s the great Australian dream: owning your own home, and it’s increasingly unique to Australia. ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at the trends towards renting overseas and what we may learn.

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‘THIS IS NO LIFE FOR A KID’

ALLISON KEOGH spent a lot of her childhood inside Club “Kids’ Rooms”, which is why she finds the proposal for clubs to run child care facilities so offensive and dangerous.

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The Bookshelf

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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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PETER CAREY, GENIUS STORYTELLER

MEREDITH JAFFE reviews the latest from Peter Carey, interviews memoir-writer Kristy Chambers, and brings us all that’s new in books this week.

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FIRST CHAPTER: THE BREWER’S TALE

Things We Love

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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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‘ABOS, MUSSIES, SLUTS, CHINKY-POOS’

An academic charged with reviewing the national English curriculum has been caught “mocking” racial groups… among other things.

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Entertainment

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HEARD IT AT THE HOOPLA

CRAIG BENNETT is baaaack! Another scintillating smorgasbord of the juiciest and most up-to-the-minute showbiz snippets you won’t believe you’re reading!

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CHUCK & BABS? YOU HEARD IT HERE…

It’s here .. your guilty pleasure has arrived. Another glitzy, gossipy goulash of the silliest, most outrageous and bizarre showbiz snippets you’ll likely read nowhere else.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: OCTOBER 23