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In brief • August 2023
Fostering a happy home • There are nightmare stories around welcoming a foster child into your home and it’s deterred many potential carers. But, says one happy family, with the right support, a wonderful and enriching relationship can begin.
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
Princess Catherine’s family values • Protecting her children from the potentially damaging slings and arrows of royal life comes first for the new Princess of Wales, whose popularity is soaring as she focuses on nurturing under-fives, despite criticism from online trolls.
A golden age • At 50, Marta Dusseldorp is glowing with creativity. Motherhood, she says, has made her a better actor while moving to Tasmania has sparked her greatest challenge yet.
Meet the real SAM KERR • She’s as notorious for her attitude to privacy off the pitch as she is for her skill on it. But when The Weekly lands an interview with hard-to-pin-down Sam Kerr ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the soccer sensation reveals the reason why she believes silence is golden.
The CRUELLEST CUT • The Essure contraceptive device was sold to Australian women as safe, gentle and secure. Now 1000 of those women have taken the manufacturer to court, claiming irreparable physical and emotional harm.
The LAST WAVE • When Aussie surf star Owen Wright suffered concussion and a brain haemorrhage in 2015, few people thought he’d surf again, let alone win an Olympic medal. And he might not have if his family hadn’t helped him through.
LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAITHFUL • As the scandal-plagued Hillsong Church lurches through another annus horribilis, founding members have thrown up their hands and walked away.
TAKING CENTRE STAGE • They’re the new guard of performers who are changing the face of musical theatre. The Weekly catches up with some of the leading ladies currently wowing audiences around the country.
KING AND COUNTRY • It could be a plot point from Monty Python’s Holy Grail but it’s only too real. In the castles, factories and beer halls of small-town Germany, a new movement of conspiracy theorists and far-right royalists is threatening to topple the republic.
“There’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be” • Girlie Goody has run her Central Queensland cattle property solo for 45 years, battling through drought, disbelieving bank managers and broken bones. And in this tough environment, she’s thrived, blazing a trail for women on the land.
The place where mothers rule • In the far north-east of India, a market created and run exclusively by women has become a haven for mothers and children, an economic boon for the community and a formidable political force.
For the boys... • Over 50 years ago a generation of young performers – mostly women and girls – went to Vietnam to entertain the troops. It was a wild, exciting, terrifying coming-of-age. But many of them still carry the scars.
Can you break up with plastic? • The answer to this question, says War on Waste champion Craig Reucassel, is probably not. But we can find ways to reduce the harm it’s doing to our planet with some easy household tweaks.
Driven to distraction • Thanks to modern-day technology, the thought of getting behind the wheel is enough to drive any woman crazy …
Our Story I found my true colours in Darwin • Sri Lankan-Australian architect Ilma Ali’s life changed forever when her flight was re-routed to Darwin. There, flowers, fashion and a community as vibrant as the landscape brought...