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Two of us: Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius take centre stage

Patricia co-founded Melbourne Workers Theatre in 1987 and a few years later asked me to direct her play Max – that’s how I started directing. She said, “I trust you. You understand my rhythms.” She’s had so much faith in me, it’s given me faith in myself. What’s made our …

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Shooting at home in Melbourne’s north, second in a week

He said police were now investigating links between that vehicle and one found torched in Mitchell Street, Brunswick East at 1.55am – 25 minutes after the shooting – and called on anyone who may have seen the vehicle to contact police. “We are very keen to speak to anyone who …

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‘A hard pill to swallow’: Boos, hisses and a standing ovation at premiere of Goodes film

“I thanked him for his grace and intelligence and dignity and just his support for the project. But I do wish we didn’t have to make this film.” When asked if he believed Australia had grown up enough as a country to have a mature conversation about racism, especially in …

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Good Omens: Neil Gaiman reveals what he and Terry Pratchett shared

The two Englishmen met in January 1985 and “discovered almost immediately that we shared a sensibility and several senses of humour”. This is such a Pratchettian linguistic construct, with its expanded verbal precision, it slightly takes the breath away. Terry Pratchett would leave wake-up calls on Gaiman’s voicemail: “Get up, …

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$2 billion blowout could hurt Metro’s viability: Opposition

“This is a very serious revelation,” Mr Davis said on Friday. “If this level of mismanagement, $2 billion it seems at this stage, continues, this will strike at the viability of the project. “The project risks being mired in debt and ultimately there is a risk of these costs being …

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‘Flight shame’: How climate guilt is the newest threat to airlines

The backlash against air travel was front of mind for 150-or-so top airline executives who gathered in Seoul this week, where the International Air Transport Association warned anti-flying sentiment would only “grow and spread” if they let it go unchallenged. The European Union says a person flying from London to …

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Tablet Interactive: Cattle queen Gina cooks up nostalgic fare with all the trimmings

PS has been given a rare and intimate glimpse into the private world of Australia’s second richest person, mining mogul and beef queen Gina Rinehart, courtesy of her very first cook book. The Things We Love will be officially launched in Sydney in just over a week by Rinehart’s old …

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Cattle queen Gina cooks up nostalgic fare with all the trimmings

“My beautiful Mother cooked in un-air conditioned kitchens on our stations, Mulga then Hamersley, which was like a furnace when the wood oven was cooking. The kitchen was tiny at Mulga, with a very low ceiling, and my mother would have to lower her head to get into the kitchen,” …

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Joggers pass the murder site that speaks to Sydney’s truth

Bloody Point was a place marked on a map in 1788, but soon after erased and forgotten. The words were written on an early draft of a chart of Sydney Harbour by a junior officer of the First Fleet lieutenant William Bradley. But they didn’t make it past his superior …

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How one hippie town became the anti-vaxxer capital of Australia

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size In 1995, after the end of what she calls an “unfortunate relationship”, Eve Jeffery left her home in Myrtleford, north-east Victoria, with her two young children, hit the road in her yellow Kombi and drove north, to Byron Bay, on the far …

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