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‘We’re continuing to break the cycle’ • The path to success starts the day we’re born, but some families face hurdle after hurdle. Three people whose fortunes were changed share their stories with Tiffany Dunk.
Role model royals • As we celebrate William and Kate’s 10th wedding anniversary, Juliet Rieden asks: can the close-knit Cambridge five steady the royal ship with their duty, dignity and family values?
Royal Insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
In the name of my daughter • When her 20-year-old daughter was brutally murdered in a Queensland hostel, Rosie Ayliffe needed answers. What she uncovered compelled her to launch a campaign to expose the dangers backpackers face in Australia, she tells Juliet Rieden.
“Finding my power” -Toni Pearen • Facing her demons (and a few snakes) in the jungle led to a personal and professional renaissance for Toni Pearen. Jenny Brown meets the former pop princess as she steps into a brave new life.
TOGETHER FOR CHANGE • As allegations of sexual assault and harassment swirl around our federal Parliament, Samantha Trenoweth sits down with some of the most powerful women in the land to consider the issues that have shaken the nation.
Letters to Mum • In poignant letters to their mums from a new book compiled by actor Samuel Johnson, Amanda Keller and Rebecca Gibney pour out their hearts.
Ray of hope • Nobody would consider the parents of children with cancer lucky, but for two families who were included in a ground-breaking Australian program to fight childhood cancers, lucky is exactly how they feel. Genevieve Gannon meets those families.
WOMEN of the LAND • From the red-earth outback to leafy paddocks on the edge of town, The Weekly travels this vast continent to celebrate the strength and courage of Aussie women who live and work on the land.
“I was lost before Lauren” • It may seem a charmed life, but MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo has had serious lows with the highs. He tells Sue Smethurst how love saved him.
In bed with the MAFIA • They’ve slept beside the most dangerous men on Earth. They’ve been abused and threatened, and now they’ve had enough. William Langley meets the women bringing the Calabrian Mafia to account.
The last of the Flying Nightingales • Marge Wilson is 99 and has kept an incredible secret from everyone but her family since World War II. Now, on one condition, she’s ready to talk to Barry Divola.
Highway to hell • Going from steering the wheel to being the instructor is enough to drive any parent around the bend.
Adelaide, Liza & finding ME • A stellar career has taken Alan Cumming from Glasgow to the toast of London, Broadway and Hollywood. As he prepares to direct Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival, he talks to Juliet Rieden about making peace with his violent childhood, his bestie Liza Minnelli and choosing happiness.
My story My journey out of darkness • When screenwriter Kristen Dunphy checked herself into a psychiatric ward, her world was unbearably dark, but with pen and paper in hand, she found the glimmer of hope that carried her home.
A school for young & old • Trailblazing documentary Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds returns – this time helping older Australians maintain their independence at home. Tiffany Dunk checks in to see if lightning can strike twice in giving the elderly a new lease on life.
Step back in time • Self-confessed...