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 4, 2018

The Sydney Women’s Film Group

Long before the #MeToo movement, Australian feminist film and theatre was at the forefront of the push for women’s liberation.

travel August 4, 2018

Borneo’s Gomantong Caves

Within Borneo’s Gomantong Caves – slippery with teeming insects, bird droppings and guano from two million bats – fine dining is likely far from the mind. But overhead a perilous harvest ensues for the key ingredient of Chinese bird’s nest soup.

life July 28, 2018

A village in Europe

A sabbatical to visit relatives in Eastern Europe brings a chance to discover the language of a small village.

health July 28, 2018

Schools and childhood obesity

Australian governments are to consider recording the height and weight of all primary school children in an effort to reduce rates of obesity, but critics warn such a scheme could prove to be detrimental.

health July 21, 2018

Stigma and early-onset menstruation

The age at which menstruation begins is getting lower, with girls as young as 10 experiencing their first period. The emotional turmoil that can result from stigmatisation and a lack of education is a mental health issue.

fashion July 21, 2018

Online boutique Wardrobe.NYC

With one eye on fashion and the other on reducing the industry’s culture of excess, Wardrobe.NYC offers a one-stop shopping experience.