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Maison d’être: the Aussie MP who swapped politics for a grand French château

Maison d’être: the Aussie MP who swapped politics for a grand French château

Quitting Victorian politics at 40, Tim Holding wanted a new career. Renovating an 18th-century mansion wasn’t in the plan – now it’s his mission.

  • by Melissa Fyfe

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Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, October 16

Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, October 16

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

‘You know when you’re watching a horror film...?’: Life in 1970s juvenile detention
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‘You know when you’re watching a horror film...?’: Life in 1970s juvenile detention

Jailed at 14 and eventually bunking with a child killer, Sandie Jessamine escaped three times. Nearly 50 years on, she recalls the traumatic years that shaped her future.

  • by Mark Dapin
‘It’s the gagging that causes further trauma’: the growing crusade against NDAs
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MeToo movement

‘It’s the gagging that causes further trauma’: the growing crusade against NDAs

Non-disclosure agreements have long been used in sexual harassment cases. But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, a global campaign to ban them is taking off.

  • by Jane Wheatley
The challenge of settling sexual harassment cases ‘quietly’
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Good Weekend Talks

The challenge of settling sexual harassment cases ‘quietly’

In this episode, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins discusses the costs of blanket non-disclosure agreements to harassment victims – and society.

‘I’ve never missed anyone so much’: Fran Lebowitz on her great friend Toni Morrison

‘I’ve never missed anyone so much’: Fran Lebowitz on her great friend Toni Morrison

The writer discusses losing faith in religion and American democracy, becoming more radical, and how she wants to die.

  • by Benjamin Law
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For me, there’s a golden opportunity in the mask mandate

For me, there’s a golden opportunity in the mask mandate

There is an upside to this ‘new normal’: we can show kids how a very minor inconvenience can translate into a significant difference for someone else.

  • by Amelia Lester
Two minutes with Danny Katz: Is a free newspaper worth the guilty cost?

Two minutes with Danny Katz: Is a free newspaper worth the guilty cost?

Buying a house is expensive, so I can understand why home buyers might think they’re entitled to keep any unexpected extras that come with it.

  • by Danny Katz
‘Reserve’ judgment: the meaningless word on a wine label

‘Reserve’ judgment: the meaningless word on a wine label

If you assumed wines with “reserve” on the label were of especially high quality, you’d be mistaken. In Australia, there are no laws that govern its use.

  • by Huon Hooke
Neil Perry’s steamed scallops with chilli and black vinegar

Neil Perry’s steamed scallops with chilli and black vinegar

This sauce goes wonderfully with any steamed fish, or can be added to a stir-fry with prawns, chicken or pork strips.

  • by Neil Perry
Helen Goh’s coconut and almond macaroons

Helen Goh’s coconut and almond macaroons

When freshly baked, these macaroons have a delightfully crisp outer shell and a soft, creamy interior.

  • by Helen Goh