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'They don't care about the juniors': Insiders blow the whistle on kids' soccer
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'They don't care about the juniors': Insiders blow the whistle on kids' soccer

Soccer coaches and club administrators have accused clubs of running youth development programs as "cash cows" to fund the senior players.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

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In praise of boredom: a lockdown story
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In praise of boredom: a lockdown story

I was just left with time, undiluted time. Acres of the stuff. Busyness fell away.

  • by Doug Hendrie
'I am addicted to work and creating new things': Tim Minchin

'I am addicted to work and creating new things': Tim Minchin

Comedian, actor, composer, songwriter discusses his career, balancing family life and the women who influence him.

  • by Robyn Doreian
'Winning at any cost': Inside the cut-throat and 'cliquey' world of youth soccer

'Winning at any cost': Inside the cut-throat and 'cliquey' world of youth soccer

Football insiders and parents have taken aim at Football NSW's system to develop youth players, accusing clubs of running an unfair system.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Parents look to Scouts and Guides to get kids outside again after lockdown

Parents look to Scouts and Guides to get kids outside again after lockdown

Scouts is having a resurgence, with many groups around Sydney reporting waiting lists as parents look for activities to get their children outside and off screens.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Oh no! My kids have decided to move back home

Oh no! My kids have decided to move back home

Is there a statute of limitations on maternal self-sacrifice? What with lockdown, apparently one in four Aussie adults has flown back into the parental nest.

  • by Kathy Lette
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Till overcame her own pain to create something beautiful for other parents

Till overcame her own pain to create something beautiful for other parents

Till Heike has experienced enough loss - of pregnancies, family plans and dreams - to floor many women, but has refused to be defined by what she has lived through, rather she is using it help other parents.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
'A state of wonder': the day our little lion man finally arrived

'A state of wonder': the day our little lion man finally arrived

Long before his famous trip back to India, Saroo Brierley came to Australia, aged five. His adoptive mother, Sue, recalls his arrival.

  • by Sue Brierley
She left her partner at the start of lockdown. Now she's dating all genders

She left her partner at the start of lockdown. Now she's dating all genders

For many, 2020 has been a year of disappointment. But for these four Victorians, it was the catalyst for a fresh start.

  • by Philippa Chandler
'Leaving the land of romantic fantasy': why I chose to be a single mum

'Leaving the land of romantic fantasy': why I chose to be a single mum

Single women using donor sperm are one of the fastest-growing segments of the assisted reproduction business. One solo mum tells her story.

  • by Alexandra Collier
Are 'kidfluencers' making our kids fat?

Are 'kidfluencers' making our kids fat?

YouTube channels that are wildly popular with young children often bombard their audiences with thinly veiled ads for junk food, in what researchers describe is "a dream for advertisers".

  • by Anahad O’Connor