The partner of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson has spoken about the love uniting the country and how it makes him proud of Tori, Katrina Dawson, and of all Australians.
There have been many school massacres, but JABEEN BHATTI has never encountered ‘vengeance’ as motivation. Here she looks at this week’s horror slaughter of 134 schoolchildren and 14 teachers in Peshawar.
Planning a bit of reading time in the hammock? MEREDITH JAFFE has made a list of the best books out this summer for your holiday reading pleasure.
In his usual style Russell Brand weighs in on the reaction to the Sydney siege, from Rupert Murdoch’s tweets, Tony Abbott’s fear-mongering, and general media inaccuracy.
Anytime a woman who has pushed a small human out of their body hears the words ‘pelvic floor’ you can guarantee one thing – she is, at that moment, repeatedly clenching her nether regions. And then she forgets, right?
The guns debate has been re-ignited by Senator David Leyonhjelm who says the Sydney siege wouldn’t have happened if some hostages were armed. Is it ‘seductive nonsense’ as Tim Fisher says?
Does the Sydney siege gunman have more in common with Martin Bryant or Luke Batty’s father than a terrorist? DR REBECCA HUNTLEY looks at why we must be careful about framing this event.
Once the news cycle rights itself after being shaken by the Sydney siege, speculation about Abbott’s future as leader will resume. JANE GILMORE takes a look at the patterns set by PMs past.
WENDY HARMER wants to know if she should be spending this Christmas? Treasurer Joe Hockey’s not helping. No cufflinks for you!
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.
After an awful few days CORINNE GRANT says it’s time to look beyond sound bites and knee-jerk reactions, and refocus our view to society in general.
CORINNE GRANT vows she will never forget Senator Nick Xenaphon and his betrayal of asylum seekers. Never. Ever.
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Listen up, Yumi Stynes and all you ladies – you’re all doing it wrong. Parenting, that is. Thank God for the blokes pointing out the error of our ways, writes TRACEY SPICER.
What’s so newsworthy about a woman working in television taking off her make-up? Well quite a bit, actually. TRACEY SPICER tracks a story that went around the world. Oui, c’est vrai.
The spectre of acts of terror hitting Australian soil – either by a lone wolf or an organisation – seemed unthinkable. MONICA ATTARD asks if we were looking in the right place.
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.
As students around Australia receive their final school results, one University has produced a video that ratchets up the pressure. Has our obsession with a single number gone too far?
Do you remember the gifts or the good times? MRS WOOG takes a lovely walk down memory lane and finds the true meaning of Christmas.
With all those gifted children getting their Uni entrance scores today, MARITA HAYES-BROWN spares a thought for all the average – and below average – kids.
JANE GILMORE recently found herself in the middle of a conversation with three middle aged men who had each suffered abuse. She ponders the need for openness and discussion amongst men.
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.
Christmas has been commercialised for decades, but ROGER JOYCE thinks cherry lip gloss in an Advent Calendar for “kids” (read: girls) is a step too far.
MEREDITH JAFFE has consulted experts and combed the bookshelves to find the best books for the non-fiction lovers in your life… just so you don’t have to. Here are her picks.
MEREDITH JAFFE has consulted experts and combed the bookshelves to find the best books for the young readers in your life… just so you don’t have to. Here are her picks.
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There’s been a casting mix-up on the movie 50 Shades of Grey. It no longer stars Dakota Johnson – Ellen DeGeneres has stepped in. Watch the clip.
Tired of cat-calling jerks? Introducing the latest in unwanted-male-attention deterring technology: blow up boyfriend!
Get ready for your weekly helping for the spiciest goulash of celebrity gossip with CRAIG BENNETT. ‘Close friends’ have a lot to report this week.
Was Bruce Lee’s death more suspicious than it seemed? Is Mick Jagger actually a prude? What’s with Sally Fields’ cheeks? Hold onto something firm, CRAIG BENNETT has your weekly dose of gossip.