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Good Weekend Talks: Reforming the Order of Australia honours system

Good Weekend Talks: Reforming the Order of Australia honours system

In this episode, senior journalist Jacqueline Maley and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland discuss Jacqueline’s cover story about the Australian honours system and criticism that it’s too politicised, too weighted towards the wealthy, too pale, male and stale.

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Want an Order of Australia? It helps to be rich, powerful and male

Want an Order of Australia? It helps to be rich, powerful and male

Critics of the Australian honours system claim it is too politicised, too weighted towards the wealthy, too pale, male and stale. Can the growing movement to make it more egalitarian really make a difference?

  • by Jacqueline Maley and Nigel Gladstone
'My friend, she's really skinny, I need to lose weight' … the teenage angst swamping 10-year-old girls

'My friend, she's really skinny, I need to lose weight' … the teenage angst swamping 10-year-old girls

Body anxiety. Friendship break-ups. Social media obsessions. Tears, so many tears. For today’s Australian girls, tweens are growing up faster than ever. Welcome to the life of the “ten-ager”.

  • by Madonna King
The offal truth about making haggis at home

The offal truth about making haggis at home

Intrigued by the premise of nose-to-tail eating, one home chef arms himself with a knife and a bone saw and makes for the shed.

  • by Mark Whittaker
'It can be a strain': how muso brothers Josh and Sam Teskey survive on the road

'It can be a strain': how muso brothers Josh and Sam Teskey survive on the road

For Josh and Sam Teskey, of ARIA-winning blues band The Teskey Brothers, life has hit a pretty good note since they’ve become fathers and toured the globe.

  • by Effie Mann
Dylan Alcott: 'I’m proud of my disability, I’m proud of who I am'

Dylan Alcott: 'I’m proud of my disability, I’m proud of who I am'

The Paralympian and tennis champion on how sport saved his life, running for political office and why he’s proud to discuss his sex life.

  • by Benjamin Law
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The magic of Regiftsmas: the perfect pitiful present palm-off

The magic of Regiftsmas: the perfect pitiful present palm-off

Regifting is as much a part of Christmas as meatloaf and overeating. But there are a few important rules to follow.

  • by Tim Elliott
The podcast bringing clarity to the problems facing America's schools

The podcast bringing clarity to the problems facing America's schools

If you think the issues raised in the Nice White Parents podcast aren’t shared by Australia’s education system, think again.

  • by Bri Lee
Howzat! Should my wife barrack for India when she's an Aussie citizen?

Howzat! Should my wife barrack for India when she's an Aussie citizen?

I am a seventh-generation Australian. My wife is a naturalised citizen of Indian ethnicity who's been supporting India in the cricket. Is this grounds for treason?

  • by Danny Katz
All at sea, my mind keeps drifting to my furry pal Alfie

All at sea, my mind keeps drifting to my furry pal Alfie

I feel a touch of whiskers on an ankle, or hear – amid the slops and creaks and groans of a sailboat in motion – odd little notes that could be muffled barks.

  • by Frank Robson
Helen Goh's plum and hazelnut shortcakes with brown sugar crème fraîche

Helen Goh's plum and hazelnut shortcakes with brown sugar crème fraîche

Larger and flakier than a scone, this American-style shortcake is sturdy enough to hold a jammy compote but rich enough to be served as dessert.

  • by Helen Goh