There is no such thing as ‘life returning to normal’ anymore. Whether we like it or not, this year will be about change, both large and smaller scale. What matters is how you welcome that.
I’m not too sure how many years I can refer to as a ‘bin fire’ before SULO starts knocking on my door for royalties. But 2021. What a wild ride it has been for pretty much everyone.
Remember when the main issue the week before Christmas was worrying how inappropriate or intoxicated your least favourite uncle would be on the big day? Omicron is 2021’s drunk uncle, here to ruin the holidays.
It seems that 2021 may have been the toughest 12 months the modern day royals and Old Blighty have encountered.
Ever heard of a bloke called Narcissus? Heck, you’ve probably even dated a few of his distant cousins (raises hand) and not even realised the connection.
Riddled with arthritis, barely enough teeth to chew and a tummy bloated with a few too many rashers of bacon — our family dog had crossed the rainbow bridge.
Women’s bodies, since the dawn of time or $8 women’s magazines (whatever came first), have always been seen through strict, rigid lenses.
That ‘new norm’ will be here before we know it. It’ll be scary, since we’ve been COVID-free for so long but we can do it. We can get off the couch, put on some nice clothes and go live again.
‘Politics as a sector is doing well isn’t it? I ask you that question sarcastically. Obviously. Who else can remember a time Federal Parliament rounded out the year with more fireworks than Skyworks?’
Fists to the face, sexual assault and verbal and emotional tirades are common aspects of family and domestic violence. It can also be so pervasive that it also affects people’s bank accounts, too.
There is an enormous difference between being alone and being lonely. One is restorative, the other can be catastrophic.
What’s the difference between Federal Parliament and a daycare centre? The size of the nappies. Luckily our schools are proving more inspirational places to be for conversations about pressing issues.
It’s a been a week for crackpots, conspiracies, and Taylor Swift writes Jenna Clarke.
ScoMo is a man of faith and of family but the rest is a mystery
He’s ignored the world for two years - is the world ready for WA’s supreme leader Mark McGowan?
When will the AFL make Jordan De Goey the rule instead of the exception?
Schools should be a place where everything is on the table to be discussed, analysed, questioned and tested. There should not be a one size fits all approach to education.
A good rule of thumb in life is to never punch down. Another includes not using the word ‘proles’ if you are a former politician who was once a minister for families
The obsession with policing bodies was running rampant last week - but this time the Spanx was on the other leg and it was men on the receiving end.
The climate change debate the Morrison Government has faced has been like a tissue in the wash for the Prime Minister. No matter how many times you spin it, it ain’t going away.
Trying to slim down so you can squeeze into the skinny jeans you wore when you were 21 is not sage advice, and the BMI — body mass index — is an outdated metric, much like women’s clothing sizes.
Mark McGowan’s rhetoric is still white hot with fury when attacking Liberal politicians for their poor form. But it’s energy he should be honing to instead fixing the growing hesitancy rate here.
While it is fantastic to see heroes return we must be wary about how we treat Ben Cousins this time around, writes Jenna Clarke.
We’re beginning to see more depth and authenticity from A-listers and less from our own politicians – and, worryingly, we’re expecting more from the celebrities than we do from public officials.
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