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Open line • “Don’t take criticism from people you wouldn’t go to for advice.”
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
“It’s been a tough path.” –Edwina • In a soul-baring exclusive, Edwina Bartholomew shares her family’s secret struggle, and their hopes for a brighter future.
Feels like team spirit • Ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup heading Down Under to crown a new team of champions, The Weekly catches up with the Matildas to talk about the ties that bind them and the women who motivate them.
‘I know we’ll be together forever’ • After years of juggling work schedules and interstate abodes, Andy Allen and his wife, Alex, have found a place to call home. They share their journey with The Weekly.
Turning tragedy into purpose • When Michelle Moriarty’s partner died shockingly young, he left her with two small children and an enormous hole in her life. Yet the Bunbury social worker found a way to help not just herself, but many others left floundering in grief.
The SISTERHOOD • Miranda and Gracie Otto are the daughters of Australian acting royalty, but they’ve both earned stellar places in the performing arts on their own. Now for the first time they’re collaborating on a thrilling new series, and chatting with The Weekly about family ties.
The BOOK THIEVES • A book fan who masquerades as a publisher, authors with fake identities, and work that’s not quite as original as it appears. Welcome to the world of literary scandals, where fact and fiction have an uncanny knack for impersonating one another.
A place to call home • An unexpected act of kindness led Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti to find the love of a mother, a whole new family and an iconic AFL career.
My Friend Anne Frank • In 1933, Hannah Pick-Goslar and her family fled Nazi Germany to live in Amsterdam. There, she struck up a beautiful friendship with a girl named Anne Frank. Then their lives abruptly changed forever. This is their story.
“They are our treasure” • For generations, Elders have served as cultural knowledge holders; paving the way for other First Nations women to follow. As NAIDOC Week approaches, we hear the incredible stories of trailblazing women who continue to inspire today.
Seeking sanctuary • When Samantha Barnes visited Borneo in 2019 for a month-long ‘voluntourism’ holiday, the endangered orangutans and sun bears captured her heart. The 23-year-old Aussie is still there.
SISTERS in COURAGE • On February 12, 1942, as Singapore burned, 65 Australian army nurses and 130 civilians set sail on the Vyner Brooke, hoping to head home. Instead, they faced a terrifying ordeal at sea only to be delivered to the notorious POW camps of Sumatra. Now, a new book charts their course.
Where life imitates art • A fun TV drama series about young girls training to be geisha in contemporary Japan has become a surprise global hit. But do Kyoto’s maiko houses, where teens leave their mobile phones at the door to become apprentices in a classical art form, really still exist?
Learning to let go • Turns out, the pain of unrequited love doesn’t get any easier no matter how old you get.
“I saved my baby. Then he saved me.” • In the aftermath of a horrific car crash Bek Bishop discovered she was pregnant. Doctors suggested she terminate the pregnancy due to her injuries, but Bek refused. Her son, Harry, became her reason to fight.
The fundamentals of fun • In a world full of stressors, we’re all trying to get more sleep, more vitamins and more exercise to put a spring in our step. But what if the answer lay in a simple – and much undervalued –...