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Open line • “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Letter of the month
Pink with pride
Women on top
Second time lucky
This month, why don’t you…
Carnival of colour
Hero rat retires
A lifelong performer
Around the world
Finish this sentence … Annabel Crabb
They said what? • “How am I meant to represent a country that doesn’t even represent me?”
Great Scott! • Denise Scott discovers her husband has been keeping secrets … in the bathroom.
Natalie Barr “The boys are my life” • With two teenage sons, raising boys has always been an important part of Natalie Barr’s life. Now those boys are pressing for openness and conversations about consent to become a family discussion, and the Sunrise co-host couldn’t be prouder.
A brilliant mother afflicted with dementia. A devoted daughter, charged with murder • Barbara Eckersley was so distressed by her mother Mary’s suffering that she sought to relieve it with sedatives. Last month, the court collectively held its breath when she stood trial for murder.
The Hamilton effect • With its diverse Australasian cast, the musical Hamilton is changing the face of theatre for artists and audiences while also proving to be the hottest ticket in town.
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
All you need is LOVE • She speaks five languages and has studied pure maths. She’s performed on stage in front of thousands and is muse to iconic Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes. But it’s love that makes Jane Barnes’ world go around.
The price of a perfect 10 • At age 14, Nadia Comăneci became the miracle girl of Eastern Bloc gymnastics and an international star. But the abuse she suffered to achieve that “perfect 10” has now been revealed.
The gift of life • In the suburbs of Melbourne, a group of selfless volunteers help vulnerable women navigate the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. And they have more than 500 healthy babies to show for their work.
Breaking the family habit • Addiction, like trauma, can run in families. Yet those very same families can be empowered to turn an addict’s life around.
Finding me • Growing up, Dianne O’Brien thought life was good until her mum died and the mirage imploded. Her story from stolen generation to finally meeting her people is tragic, shocking, miraculous and ultimately uplifting.
SLAVE TO THE GURU • Hiding beneath a facade of self-help, unscrupulous operators are exploiting the vulnerable for profit, power and sexual gratification. Now, the victims and their families are speaking out to raise awareness and caution others.
When self-help turns deadly
Finding my funny bone • The sound of laughter has accompanied Denise Drysdale throughout her life. But with her parents never speaking of their past, where, the star wondered, did that sense of humour come from? She reveals what happened on her quest to find out.
Kids in the hood • A new craze has taken over the world of tweens and teens … and it’s causing parents to get rather hot under the collar.
The avant-garde Princess Margaret • In the 1960s they were the royal glamour couple, but the ritzy world of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones stood in stark contrast to her sister the Queen’s.
Love letters • Meet Mea Campbell, the country lawyer and mother-of-two who has brought comfort and kindness to thousands of people around Australia.
Blue skies • Keyboard connections offer busy mum Sky a...