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Open line • “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
In brief • September 2023
Maggie Tabberer “Do something you love” • For 15 years, Maggie Tabberer was The Weekly’s doyenne of fashion. Of course, she was already a household star and here, with a new shoot to celebrate our 90th birthday, Maggie reminisces about her favourite photographer and a life of “luck and love”.
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
OUT OF THE ASHES • Stephanie Browitt lost her father and sister in the deadly White Island volcano eruption, and when she was evacuated with burns to 70 per cent of her body, doctors feared they’d lose her too. Today she speaks about finding inner courage and purpose, and her mum, Marie, breaks her silence in support of her brave, beautiful girl.
Big hearts at a little dairy • For three generations, the Chesworth family have cared for their farm through drought, heartbreak and plummeting milk prices. Today, their Little Big Dairy is going strong, and so they’re giving back to hundreds of kids in the local community.
Denise Scott ‘‘I want to live’’ • Battling cancer over the past six months has wrung almost every drop of energy, creativity and joy from Denise Scott. But not her sense of humour. Our favourite funny lady is back to reveal how she has tackled her greatest challenge to date.
90 years of women in The Weekly • For the past nine decades, The Australian Women’s Weekly has been dedicated to shining a light on those making a difference to our nation. Across three special issues, we will be revisiting many of the incredible women who have stolen our hearts, lit up our lives and helped to shape Australia. We begin our journey here ...
The FAB FOUR • In 1950 The Weekly and the nation adopted the Sara Quads into our hearts, chronicling their every childhood milestone. Now 73, they return to share their latest adventures.
Learning to let go - Kylie Gillies • After her eldest son quit uni to head to parts unknown, Kylie Gillies was forced to confront a new chapter. She reveals the emotional roller-coaster her family faced – and how she learned mother may not always know best.
FALSE PROFIT$ • Luxury escapes, free-flowing champagne and a life of endless possibilities … That’s what the Courtenay House Investment Group promised its investors. Instead, Australia’s biggest Ponzi scheme sold them a house of cards, and some victims lost everything.
Anna Torv HOME IS WHERE MY HEART IS • Award-winning actor Anna Torv has spent most of her adult life overseas but as she stars in a second series of hit TV drama The Newsreader, she is back home in Australia and loving it.
A voice, a force, and a friend • Since 1933 The Weekly has championed women – and changed the face of Australia along the way. From rallying for equal rights to revealing the recipe for the perfect sponge, we revisit a trailblazing 90-year journey.
AI The good, the bad, and the downright terrifying • As the world’s tech thinkers hit the panic button and call for a pause on artificial intelligence development, The Weekly asks: Will the next generation of smartbots save us or destroy us?
“We’re still having fun” • It was a classic Aussie romance – love at first sight at the local pub followed by a backyard wedding. Now, for the first time, actor Matt Day and wife Kirsty Thomson reveal what makes their marriage tick.
The invisible woman • Our columnist discovers that after women hit a certain age, it can become a matter of being heard and not seen.
Mum’s secret life • When a mystery photo appeared at her mother’s funeral,...