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