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Sole parents like myself are facing homelessness. It’s time our PM realised this is not the Australia he grew up in

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I am a sole parent mum with a young son who is in primary school. In April this year, the home I grew up in and lived in for decades was sold by my father who lives interstate, and I only found out after the settlemen...

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan audiobook review – a smartly realised thriller

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When a high-ranking government minister, James Whitehouse, tells his wife, Sophie, he has been having an affair with a parliamentary aide, and that a newspaper is about to run an exposé, she opts to stand by her man f...

A moment that changed me: I realised I had become a masochist – and quit Twitter

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In March 2009, I type in “twitter.com” and sign up for the next 12 years of my life. I am 20, in my first year of uni. I have three friends and hate it here. But, on Twitter, I can talk to real music journalists, my l...

Jean Hanff Korelitz: ‘I wanted to be a literary novelist. But I realised that I liked plot’

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In January 2020, the American novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz was “all in all, not in a great place”, despite the runaway success of the HBO series The Undoing, based on her novel You Should Have Known. She was extremely...

L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped: Christo’s dream being realised

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The Arc de Triomphe in Paris will be swathed in silvery blue fabric and red rope as a posthumous project planned by the artist Christo since the early 1960s finally becomes reality. Work will begin next month on L’Ar...

When I guarded the royal palaces I never realised there’d been a ban on black staff

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In 1986, when I was a teenager, Prince Charles expressed “serious concern” about potential discrimination and the lack of black people in the monarch’s military escorts. My dad, Brian, saw this and immediately encoura...

I thought my mum was a telly prude, but we have more in common than I realised

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Recently, my mum recommended a television series on Netflix called Bombay Begums. It follows five spirited women of various ages as they fight for happiness in male-dominated modern Mumbai. It surprised me. Mainly b...