life

health September 22, 2018

Young people in aged-care homes

As the spotlight turns to conditions in aged-care facilities, attention is also being drawn to the problem of young people with disabilities being forced to live in residences with an end-of-life focus.

wine September 22, 2018

The best wines of spring 2018

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants recommends the season’s top wines, and a bonus gin.

life September 8, 2018

My inbox after #MeToo

After writing about her experience of sexual assault, one woman found herself inundated with messages and confessions, both brave and gut-wrenching, from other survivors.

travel September 15, 2018

Ponte City, Johannesburg

The Ponte City apartment tower in Johannesburg was built for high-flyers before becoming a violent slum ruled by gangsters. Its rebirth as respectable, affordable housing is a model of community renewal.

life September 1, 2018

Father’s Day grief

Ten years ago, Palestinian immigrant Faris George Jahshan died of kidney failure. His son reflects on the grief he still feels every Father’s Day.

life August 25, 2018

The Lambing Flat Riots

Based on research trips to Young, an artist explores the events surrounding the Lambing Flat Riots.

travel August 25, 2018

Anacapri, Italy

High above Capri’s busy Marina Grande, ornithologists use the spectacular vantage of the ruins of Castello Barbarossa to catch and observe migratory birds

life August 18, 2018

Parlour gigs

Where once live music thrived in sticky-floored, inner-city pubs, musicians are now being booked for gigs in suburban homes.

health August 18, 2018

Social prescribing

As well as writing prescriptions for medicine, Australian GPs are being encouraged to follow the lead of New Zealand and Britain in “social prescribing”, where formal directions are provided on diet, exercise, meditation and more.

health August 11, 2018

Midlife suicide

Suicide rates among the middle-aged are on the rise. And, according to experts, growing social fragmentation, income insecurity and life pressures are fuelling the trend.

life August 10, 2018

Library learning with ‘Dolly’

Library-borrowed copies of Dolly magazine offered a much-loved window to the world of beauty, fashion and budding sexuality. But, beyond the model searches and sealed sections, they were also tinged with feelings of solidarity and shame.