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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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    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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    SHORTEN’S VISION. INSPIRED BY GOUGH.

    65% of Hoopla readers voted Bill Shorten’s performance as ALP leader as poor or terrible. This morning he’s spoken about his vision for the future. Does it change anything?

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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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    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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    OSCAR DE LA RENTA: ALL THE GORGEOUS GOWNS

    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died today, aged 82. In tribute, we have a gallery of some of his most gorgeous gowns worn by some of the world’s leading ladies.

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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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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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SHORTEN’S VISION. INSPIRED BY GOUGH.

65% of Hoopla readers voted Bill Shorten's performance as ALP leader as poor or terrible. This morning he's spoken about his vision for the future. Does it change anything?
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own-home

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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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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OSCAR DE LA RENTA: ALL THE GORGEOUS GOWNS

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died today, aged 82. In tribute, we have a gallery of some of his most gorgeous gowns worn by some of the world's leading ladies.
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News & Opinion

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CORMANN-BATTY-WATTS. THE SEXISM LINK

The link between sexism and violence against women shows why Mathias Cormann’s joke is no laughing matter, and that Tim Watts should be commended, says PAULA MATTHEWSON.

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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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Harmer's Hoopla

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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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HAVE YOU GONE CASHLESS?

Say goodbye to your coins and notes – we’re heading into a cashless world. WENDY HARMER reckons she can remember the day we got decimal currency! Wha?

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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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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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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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A WOMANS JOB? I DON’T THINK SO…

After a game show proclaimed that cooking, cleaning and hairdressing are ‘woman’s jobs’ this week, MRS WOOG did a little survey of her own about gender stereotypes.

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Sex & Wellbeing

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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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LYVING THE KYLY LYFESTYLE

Does PETER BERNER truly understand the gift of effortless chic and coloured chair styling offered by Kyly Clarke? At least he’s makyng an effort.

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Daily Dilemma

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HOW WE’RE ALL KILLING THE FILM INDUSTRY

Is there a moral distinction between swiping a DVD from a shop and downloading it for free? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at new piracy figures threatening the Australian film industry.

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LAST ORDERS AT THE CORNER SHOP?

It’s demise has been long expected but it’s held on for decades – the Corner Shop. Is the supermarket duopoly about to kill it off – once and for all?

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The Bookshelf

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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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Q & A WITH AUTHOR ESTHER FREUD

Esther Freud (yes, of that Freud family) talks to MEREDITH JAFFE about her latest book, family influences, and her special connection with the Suffolk countryside.

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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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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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HEARD IT AT THE HOOPLA

CRAIG BENNETT has trawled the gossip world so that we don’t have to get our hands dirty, and here presents some celebrity tidbits that you may very well just believe…

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: OCTOBER 16