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Finish this sentence … • Christopher Pyne grills politicians on his podcast Pyne Time, available on the LiSTNR app.
Man with the mic • Bruce McAvaney was just 11 when his passion for the Olympics was born. It was the 1964 games and Dawn Fraser, Betty Cuthbert and Ron Clarke were all competing for Australia. Twenty years later, Bruce went to LA to call his first Games. Before Tokyo, the man they call “Mr Olympics” reflects on his time at the mic. Olympic Games July 23 to August 8. Paralympic Games August 24 to September 5. Tokyo 2020, live and free on the Seven Network and 7plus.
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Around the world
Great Scott! • Denise Scott tackles a trial of Olympic proportions.
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Maggie “Life is all about family, friends and laughter” • Mother, grandmother, trailblazer, model and Aussie icon. In her 85th year, Maggie Tabberer is as dynamic and dazzling as ever. Here she shares her memories and musings on what really matters.
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
In the running for Tokyo gold • It’s been a long and fraught training season, with some of Australia’s top athletes succumbing to lockdowns and injury. But finally our brightest hopes are off to Tokyo for a very different kind of Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Nomadland, Australia • The housing crisis is tipping more Australian women towards homelessness, and in northern NSW the situation is critical. Five local women share their stories, hoping that their courage and honesty will inspire change.
KAT STEWART ‘Mum’s still always with me.’ • They say the darkest hour comes before the dawn. The Five Bedrooms star opens up about learning to find the silver lining, no matter how tough the times.
Belle Gibson FUGITIVE FROM TRUTH • Six years after she was caught lying to the world, Belle Gibson continues to make headlines and exploit the vulnerable. But will she also now elude justice?
“Money doesn’t buy happiness” • Nicola Forrest invites The Weekly to visit her heartland, on Minderoo Station, as she shares the family tragedy that inspired her mission to give every child the best possible start in life.
THE YEAR OF THE SCAMDEMIC • When the world shut down in 2020, cybercrime ramped up, conning Australians out of millions. The Weekly investigates the worst offenders and finds there are ways to spot a scam artist.
“I was stung” • Even our reporter, Genevieve Gannon, has fallen victim to a scam.
The little pill that changed everything • Like Twiggy, Beyoncé and Madonna, it only needs one name. It’s been 60 years since the Pill revolutionised life for women in Australia and it’s still controversial.
THE COURAGEOUS YOUNG WOMEN of Kabul • As international military forces move out of Afghanistan, the nation teeters on a precipice. Yalda Hakim talks to the women in Kabul whose lives are under threat and to the Taliban commander determined to reinstate Sharia law.
“Our kids need us to do better than the average parent” • Aussie mums Kate Jones and Mandy Hose have turned their adorable families into a podcasting sensation that’s spreading friendship, acceptance and laughter around the world.
Love, family & Arabian nights • After Esther Freud was whisked away on a Moroccan “adventure” by her hippie mum, it would later inspire the movie Hideous Kinky. But that journey played out in the...