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April 05

CAN GRANT HACKETT?: Apr 05, AU Edition

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CAN GRANT HACKETT? Fully recovered from the health woes that plagued him during last year’s Olympics, and now breathing down the neck of the world’s fastest man, Grant Hackett speaks to JENI PAYNE about motivation […]

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April 05

Money: Apr 05, AU Edition

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THE CREDIT CARD TRAP They’ve done it again, says Peter Higgins: banks have figured out a new set of tricks to turn your plastic into their gold You’ve just finished paying off the overseas holiday […]

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April 05

POSTCARD FROM THE EDGE: Apr 05, AU Edition

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POSTCARD FROM THE EDGE If Geoff Mackley were a cat, he’d almost surely have used up his quota of lives by now. As the world’s ultimate storm-chaser and subject of the Discovery Channel’s Dangerman series, […]

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April 05

REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Apr 05, AU Edition

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REVENGE OF THE NERDS Australian families are spending more on education than ever – but what are they getting for their money? A crash course in left-wing political indoctrination, heaps of parties, but not much […]

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April 05

BISHOP TO CHECK MATING: Apr 05, AU Edition

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BISHOP TO CHECK MATING Home care, not day care. A “French” model for pre-schooling. Helping “supermums” do it all. Investigate editor JAMES MORROW recently caught up with controversial federal MP Bronwyn Bishop, who’s just launched […]

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April 05

FAMILY SECRET: Apr 05, AU Edition

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FAMILY SECRET Untold tens of thousands of women terminate their pregnancies every year in Australia. Thousands of others, desperate for a child of their own, undergo IVF and other painful and expensive fertility treatments. And, […]

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April 05

DIARY OF A CABBIE: Apr 05, AU Edition

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WALKING WOUNDED Two different fares prove the point that Sydney’s streets can always be dangerous – especially at night Around 9pm two young blokes in shorts, singlets and barefeet flagged me down on a residential […]

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April 05

MUSIC: Apr 05, AU Edition

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BROTHERS GRIM Chemical Brothers’ new dance album starts out slow, plus, it’s a spice world – we’re still living in it Emma Bunton “Free Me”, 19 2 stars Does the world really need a new […]

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April 05

MOVIES: Apr 05, AU Edition

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CHILI PALMER’S COOL But two other offerings this month prove that heroin and histrionic overacting aren’t Be Cool Release: March 10, 2005 Rated: PG 4 stars I hate sequels.” That’s John Travolta’s first line in […]

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April 05

BOOKS: Apr 05. AU Edition

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DON’T GIVE IT A THOUGHT! Business guru Malcolm Gladwell’s latest offering says, yes, you can choose a book by its cover BLINK: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking By Malcolm Gladwell Penguin Australia 2005. Paperback, […]

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April 05

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Apr 05, AU Edition

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ENDANGERED SPECIES Redefining the Australian family She works hard for the money. She works hard at home. He’s burning the candle at both ends, chasing the dollars they desperately need to get ahead in Australia’s […]

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Alcohol & Drugs

X IN THE SUBURBS: Apr 05, AU Edition

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X IN THE SUBURBS Ecstasy and other party drugs used to be an import-only business. But now, home-grown gangs have figured out the trick to pill-making and are flooding the market with their goods. JAMES […]

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April 05

FIRST DRAFT: Apr 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN One of our youngest insiders recorded the following exchange at Kirribilli Kindie… Master John (waving a jewel-encrusted rattle): I’m da king of da castle! You da dirty rascal! Master Peter: Not fair! I […]

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April 05

TRAVEL: Apr 05, AU Edition

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NORTHERN LIGHT On a long weekend in Montreal, Carol Pucci discovers that there’s a lot more to Canada than maple syrup, cold weather, and beer New Yorkers call it “Paris without the jet lag.” That’s […]

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April 05

FOOD: Apr 05, AU Edition

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THE TAXATION DIET Eli Jameson says the best way to keep kids slim is to run them around – not tax their snacks We Australians are a funny lot: we are either fiercely individualist and […]

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April 05

HEALTH: Apr 05, AU Edition

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SLICE OF LIFE The circumcision debate has reignited, with a Melbourne doctor calling the controversial cut a lifesaver. But is it really? What do you call the useless bit of skin at the end of […]

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April 05

SCIENCE: Apr 05, AU Edition

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RELATIVITY, SCHMELATIVITY Sure, Einstein hit it big in 1905. But let’s not forget the really important inventions of a century ago – like the windscreen wiper, says Pat Sheil The Japanese thumped the Russians in […]

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April 05

TECHNOLOGY: Apr 05, AU Edition

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OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE Nokia’s feature-packed 9300 communicator over-delivers on just about every score Ialmost got arrested because of the Nokia 9300, I liked it so much. I had just gotten the handset to review the day […]

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April 05

RIGHT HOOK: Apr 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER Lefties, come back! Liberals have been completely intellectually vanquished. Actually, they lost the war of ideas long ago. It’s just that now their defeat is so obvious, even they’ve noticed. As new Democratic […]

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April 05

SPIN CITY: Apr 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON Where is John Howard’s opposition? These days, not in the ALP Recent weeks have seen a flurry of policy ideas – good, bad and stupid – floated by Coalition parliamentarians. Good: the so-called […]

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April 05

THE WATCHER: Apr 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES One last gasp of hope for the ABC If you happened to be around in 1938 and were tuning into America’s Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) one autumn night you would have heard […]

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April 05

THE ARENA: Apr 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW New York used to be a hell of a town. Is Sydney becoming one? On a hot summer night almost fifteen years ago, a car in a Hasidic Jewish funeral procession veered out […]

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April 05

TOUGH QUESTIONS: Apr 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Going head-to-head with a reader over the Da Vinci Code fraud Dear Mr Wishart: In reply to your article regarding Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, it would seem to me that Mr […]