Is this the reason the Catholic Church is out of touch?

Pope Francis is often praised for tireless commitment to his duties, at which the Pontiff can be found from 4am until 10pm at night. But perhaps the[...]

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Joan Baez receives historic honour for human rights

Joan Baez has spent her whole life fighting: she has fought against prejudice, against violence, against the Vietnam war and, throughout all these battles, for people without[...]

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Let’s Talk: What should our new Oath of Allegiance say?

It’s expected Tony Abbott will announce today that terrorist sympathisers will lose their Australian citizenship. Another feature of the bill, which was approved by Cabinet last night,[...]

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Watch: Paul McCartney surprises London fans

Paul McCartney has kicked off his 2015 Summer Tour in the UK with a cracking performance at the 02 Arena in London. A highlight of the show[...]

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This is the generation we’re stealing from today

In 2000, I marched across the Sydney Harbour Bridge alongside 250,000 others who thought it was time to apologise to Indigenous Australians. 15 years later, it seems we simply can’t say[...]

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The cost vs outcome of inquiries… Is it the government’s most wasteful expense?

To what end do we investigate with taxpayer funds the things that have been done in the past, for which the circumstances are unchangeable, and unfixable?[...]

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Drug company knew thalidomide was harming babies

A Melbourne lawyer has revealed the shocking truth about the thalidomide tragedy of the 1950s and 60s: the managers of the company selling the drug here in[...]

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Let’s Talk: Is it fair to bring quads into the world at age 65?

The pregnant German grandmother we wrote about here has given birth to her four babies at age 65. The quadruplets were born at 26 weeks gestation and[...]

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How to keep your syndicate safe

Over the weekend it was revealed that members of a Victorian Powerball syndicate are taking Tattersals Sweeps to court after they believe a former colleague kept[...]

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Prince Andrew proves he’s the most “with-it” Royal

What do Prince Andrew, Beyonce, Kanye West and designer Karl Lagerfeld have in common? On the surface, not very much at all. But dig a little deeper,[...]

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The one sex tip that will boost your happiness

For years science has told us there’s a link between sex and happiness: as in, those having it are happier than those not. But for those having[...]

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12 awesome ways to reuse tea towels

Tea towels accumulate over time – they’re often passed down in the family – and they just never seem to be used past a certain point.[...]

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You hear about kids being bullied, but what about parents being bullied by their kids?

There have been some horrible true stories in books, on the web and TV about children being bullied and abused and the resulting effects of those[...]

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Sweet Child o’ Mine: Those music memories that take us back

Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be… sang the lady on the mike. Dazzling in a sequinned dress, she moved from person to person, touching[...]

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When your dying friend or relative doesn’t want visitors

There is nothing worse than having a family member near death and having to deal with a string of visitors who you have not seen in[...]

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The relief of May ending

I don’t know about you but I’m glad that May is over. In fact, it has come as a relief – in a manner of speaking.[...]

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How to solve our city traffic congestion problems – simply!

Moving the work to where the people live rather than moving the people from where they now live to where the work currently is, is a[...]

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The real way to have fun in retirement…

Retirement is all about one thing – having fun! Where else do you think the Seven Sundays slogan came from? There are some things people can[...]

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Why are so many Australians making the move to granny flats?

The ‘backyard granny flat’ is becoming increasingly popular for Australians who are seeking a new lifestyle of leisure in their retirement years. The question remains: how[...]

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Opal Gardens is the retirement lifestyle you’ve always wanted!

Opal Gardens sets the scene for pleasure and leisure. Do as much or as little as you wish and enjoy hassle free living in an harmonious[...]

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How could you have planned better for retirement?

There is a great disparity in today’s retirees. Some, a good 20 per cent+ are living comfortably with a Self Managed Super Fund, but it is[...]

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The impact of forecast inflation on retirement income

We are told people who retire today could live until they are 90. Today if a person 60 or over becomes unemployed their chances of getting[...]

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“Have-a-Go” (…and don’t sack Joe)

The Federal Treasurer wants mums and dads, small business owners, farmers and the young to “get out there and have a go” in a budget targeted[...]

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What to invest in before you retire

You might expect that an article about how to invest before you retire would be all about which are the best assets to grow your wealth.[...]

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How to take control of your finances

Are you mystified by money management? Does the thought of financial planning make your eyes glaze over? Perhaps you simply don’t know how to start or[...]

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Omar Sharif’s final tragedy

He set our hearts aflame in Hollywood epics like Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, wooed countless women including Barbra Streisand and Ingrid Bergman and was[...]

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One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time: Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren

From where we sit, it is difficult to imagine the salons of Europe where musicians, writers, composers, academics and other literati met to talk, drink and[...]

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John Nash, inspiration behind Oscar-winning “A Beautiful Mind” has died

John Nash, the mathematician and economist who was the original inspiration and story for the Oscar-winning film, A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash[...]

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House sitting: $40,000 in savings in 381 nights

House sitting is our new way of travelling the world, staying in some beautiful places, living like locals, caring for homes and pets and reducing our[...]

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Travelling with DVT: 6 tips to get the most out of your holiday

If you have deep vein thrombosis, you’ll know just how awful it is. Travel seems like it can be out of the question considering the length[...]

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Food for thought: Amazing dishes from around the world

An old adage says that you don’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that[...]

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Relax in Fiji with an all inclusive package!

Give yourself a mid-year break and head to Fiji[...]


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Escape to Phuket for a beautiful island getaway!

This is an amazing travel deal that couldn’t be[...]


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Escape the cold weather and head to Hawaii!

This winter is set to be a chilly one,[...]


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