• sex-work

    THE REAL COST OF SELLING SEX

    Some sex workers say that selling their bodies is an empowering choice for women, but the fallout in society tells another story, as GABRIELLE JACKSON reports.

  • angelina-jolie

    ANGELINA’S ARTFUL WEDDING DRESS

    First pictures released of Angelina Jolie’s gown have been released and the six Jolie-Pitt kids have had a hand in the design…

  • chibatman

    BATMAN ON A MISSION TO SMILE

    There’s a caped crusader cruising the streets of the Japanese city of Chiba and he has one very important mission: to bring back the smiles.

  • dad-child

    CODEINE ADDICTION DESTROYED MY FAMILY

    Codeine doesn’t strike fear into the community like some drugs do, but one reader’s broken family is proof that something needs to be done about readily available addictive drugs.

  • jennifer-aniston

    YOUR WOMB AT WORK

    Jennifer Aniston’s childlessness; the new head of the BBC’s three kids – are women’s wombs the most newsworthy thing about them? TRACEY SPICER has had enough.

  • ISIS-KKK

    ISIS: LESSONS FROM THE KKK

    If ISIS is to Muslims what the Ku Klux Klan is to Christians, then JOSEPH WAKIM looks at what lessons can be learned from studying other extremist activists.

sex-work

THE REAL COST OF SELLING SEX

Some sex workers say that selling their bodies is an empowering choice for women, but the fallout in society tells another story, as GABRIELLE JACKSON reports.
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angelina-jolie

ANGELINA’S ARTFUL WEDDING DRESS

First pictures released of Angelina Jolie's gown have been released and the six Jolie-Pitt kids have had a hand in the design...
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chibatman

BATMAN ON A MISSION TO SMILE

There's a caped crusader cruising the streets of the Japanese city of Chiba and he has one very important mission: to bring back the smiles.
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dad-child

CODEINE ADDICTION DESTROYED MY FAMILY

Codeine doesn't strike fear into the community like some drugs do, but one reader's broken family is proof that something needs to be done about readily available addictive drugs.
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jennifer-aniston

YOUR WOMB AT WORK

Jennifer Aniston's childlessness; the new head of the BBC's three kids - are women's wombs the most newsworthy thing about them? TRACEY SPICER has had enough.
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ISIS-KKK

ISIS: LESSONS FROM THE KKK

If ISIS is to Muslims what the Ku Klux Klan is to Christians, then JOSEPH WAKIM looks at what lessons can be learned from studying other extremist activists.
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News & Opinion

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ABBOTT’S BLOODY-MINDEDNESS ON SOLAR

Tony Abbott’s success has been largely dependent on his barely concealed animosity to established forms of climate action, and as PAULA MATTHEWSON writes, it just got worse.

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christopher-pyne

WHITLAM REFORMS: NOT VERY SIGNIFICANT

In announcing his higher education reforms today, Christopher Pyne said the Whitlam education reforms were ‘not very significant’. Free education for all? Really?

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Harmer's Hoopla

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LIKE KATE BUSH SAID – DON’T GIVE UP

Tempted to chuck in the entire human race? WENDY HARMER makes an impassioned plea and invokes the medieval.

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sonia-kruger

THE QUESTION MEN DON’T GET ASKED

A chance conversation prompted WENDY HARMER to think about when’s the “right” time to have a baby. And why men don’t seem to be asked that question…

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Corinne's Circus

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KEVIN ANDREWS: CUE THE VIOLINS

Freedom of speech or freedom from criticism? Kevin Andrews’ plea to be heard gets not one iota of sympathy from CORINNE GRANT.

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CORINNE’S CRYSTAL BALL. SPOOKY.

You can wait to see Australian politics unravel through the usual outlets, or you can gaze into the all-seeing orb with mystical mistress CORINNE GRANT…

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Spicer's Spotlight

sofia-vergara

WELCOME TO THE L.A. CATTLE SHOW

The red carpet is one thing, but actually putting an actress up on a rotating podium, like a doll? TRACEY SPICER welcomes you to the L.A. cattle show…

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pay-gap

WOMEN GOING BACKWARDS… FAST

Sometimes the problem seems so big, TRACEY SPICER wants to curl up in a corner and cry. And then she reads what some men think about the gender pay gap…

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Attard's Arena

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HOW AUSTRALIA SHOCKED PUSSY RIOT

Russia’s Pussy Riot took the stage at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. A Q&A over dinner the night before with MONICA ATTARD took them by surprise.

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Isis fighters, pictured on a militant website verified by AP.

WHO – OR WHAT – IS ISIS?

As domestic politics looks to the Middle East and the threat of “home grown jihadists”, do you know what ISIS is? MONICA ATTARD gets us up to speed.

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Hullabaloo

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‘DRIVE-BY RACISM’

The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair has labelled the Sydney suburb of Lakemba a Muslim “mono-culture”. ANTOINETTE LATTOUF does some fact checking…

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OH JOE, YOU DO MAKE US LAUGH

Joe Hockey says poor people don’t have cars, and then accuses the public of being hysterical. Well, yes, we’re hysterical. Hysterically laughing.

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Sex & Wellbeing

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NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THIS

We all know how quirky our bodies can be, and how they can let us down as we get older. Nobody really wants to talk about light bladder leakage, but you are not alone. (SP)

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yourstory-food

FAT HYPNOTHERAPISTS & LOSING WEIGHT

Want to know why diets don’t work? NAOMI RADUNKSI knows… and says thin nutritionists (and fat hypnotherapists) really need to learn a bit more about how fat people think.

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Daily Dilemma

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LADY TRADIES – WHATEVER NEXT?

Lady tradies, male yoga classes and supergirls. ROGER JOYCE wonders if there are some things we just prefer to do in the company of our own sex.

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veep-beep

GO AHEAD, DROP THE F-BOMB

Did you know swearing can be good for you? It’s true, it can actually reduce physical pain. But there’s a but…A big one. (Don’t read this post if swearing offends you.)

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The Bookshelf

sonya-hartnett

THE MENACE OF SUBURBIA

Sonia Hartnett specialises in unflinching contemporary fiction. Here MEREDITH JAFFE reviews the award winning author’s latest book, and brings us the latest in literary news.

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COELHO’S LATEST IS ‘DEVASTATING’

The prose in Paulo Coelho’s latest book, Adultery, is “sparse, thoughtful and devastating”, says MEREDITH JAFFE. Read her review and get the latest literary news here.

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GOLDEN-WIDOWS

GIRL POWER IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Things We Love

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FEEL GOOD MONDAY: SPRING HAS SPRUNG

It’s the season for lightening up, so we’ve gathered a few little joys from the interwebs to brighten your day. Duckling rescues, dancing grannies, wisteria. What’s not to love?

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WE BOOKMARKED THIS FOR YOU

Lena Dunham’s much-anticipated memoir, a death row worker’s anguish, a love story, the supermarket wars and Germany’s lucrative prostitution market: we bookmarked this for you.

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Entertainment

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CRYSTAL’S TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS

Watch Billy Crystal’s moving tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards.

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WIN TICKETS TO FELONY

Writer-director Joel Edgerton stars in this edgy drama about a crime, a cover-up and a tragic accident. We’ve got 10 double passes to give away.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: AUGUST 28