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The women who regret becoming mothers

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The women who regret becoming mothers

- Most mothers feel at some stage that they'd like a break from the endless demands of small people, to reacquaint themselves with who they used to be – or to just drink a cup of tea in peace. But what if that feeling persists? What if a mother suspects she has made a horrible mistake having children? In a society that idealises and sanctifies motherhood, it can be almost impossible to voice these fears aloud

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Women over 50 are living out two fates that show feminism is an incomplete project

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Women over 50 are living out two fates that show feminism is an incomplete project

- If every woman in the world woke up one morning, slapped herself on the forehead and said "I am fine just the way I am", entire economies would crumble. When I said this a few years ago on The Gruen Transfer, it got quite a response. For a year or two afterwards, strangers would wryly slap themselves on the forehead when they saw me

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Girlfriend who sent suicide texts found guilty of manslaughter

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Girlfriend who sent suicide texts found guilty of manslaughter

- Michelle Carter: US woman who sent texts encouraging boyfriend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter A US woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions about whether words can kill. Key points: Michelle Carter encouraged Conrad Roy to take his own life Both had struggled with depression She now faces up to 20 years in jail A judge found Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III in Fairhaven, Massachusetts July 2014

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NBN contractor leaves mess of cables through 80yo woman's home after installation

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NBN contractor leaves mess of cables through 80yo woman's home after installation

- Unions say contractors working for the National Broadband Network are taking shortcuts on in-home installations, blaming low pay and pressure on the workers to complete jobs quickly. An 80-year-old Sydney woman feels she has been misled after her NBN installation involved running a cable along her hallway, creating a trip hazard. Margaret Crook said she felt pressured by the contractor to sign off on the job

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Fernando Paulino found guilty of murdering former wife Teresa Paulino

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Fernando Paulino found guilty of murdering former wife Teresa Paulino

- Family and friends of a woman stabbed to death almost four years ago erupted in cheers when her estranged husband was found guilty of her murder. Supporters of Teresa Paulino let out a huge roar and then sobbed in the Supreme Court on Thursday when her ex-husband, Fernando Paulino, was convicted of her murder. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for two days before finding Paulino, 55, guilty of murder

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Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against magazine publisher Bauer Media

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Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against magazine publisher Bauer Media

- Rebel Wilson has won her defamation case against magazine publisher Bauer Media over a series of articles the Hollywood actress claimed damaged her career by depicting her as a serial liar. In an at-times bizarre Victorian Supreme Court trial, the 37-year-old Australian sued over eight articles which appeared in Woman's Day, Women's Weekly, OK Magazine and New Weekly in 2015. The articles said Wilson had publicly lied about her age, real name and upbringing, and alleged she had added a "touch of Hollywood" to her backstory

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Indigenous teen model Venessa Harris meets fashion idols after beating cancer

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Indigenous teen model Venessa Harris meets fashion idols after beating cancer

- When Venessa Harris was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2015, her desire to succeed in the world of modelling only grew stronger. Two years on from her Ewing's sarcoma diagnosis, Ms Harris is in remission and on a high after meeting two of the world's fashion greats at Sydney's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. "I was given five days down in Sydney to meet my idols

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What's holding so many well-educated women back when it comes to work?

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What's holding so many well-educated women back when it comes to work?

- Jane* went to a "very gung-ho" all-girls Sydney high school where she was told "you can do anything" and "one of you will be the first female prime minister of Australia". She spent long hours climbing the corporate ladder while her two kids were in childcare or being looked after by a nanny. She has worked in banking, telecommunications, IT and the public service

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Australian police pup Gavel, booted out of training for liking cuddles too much, gets a new job

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Australian police pup Gavel, booted out of training for liking cuddles too much, gets a new job

- Gavel never wanted to be a police dog. Preferring cuddles to catching crooks, the German shepherd was booted out of police puppy training school in Australia, spelling an uncertain future. But the cute pup has landed himself a promotion: he's now the Vice-Regal Dog of Queensland. Gavel had been fostered at the residence of Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey in April last year while he participated in a training programme at the police dog academy

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Fashion label Shakuhachi still angering consumers as second liquidation begins

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Fashion label Shakuhachi still angering consumers as second liquidation begins

- It was once a beloved Australian fashion label worn by the likes of Lana Del Rey and Rihanna. But things are looking grim for the decade-old Shakuhachi, with a second associated business now in liquidation – taking the total debts owed to more than $1 million – and the brand's founder facing possible investigation for trading while insolvent. The brand has appeared on six of the past seven NSW Fair Trading Complaints Registers, with nearly 200 combined complaints and inquiries related to a failure to supply products, the quality of goods and refunds not being provided

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Cybersecurity skills shortage putting public, private sectors at risk, experts say

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Cybersecurity skills shortage putting public, private sectors at risk, experts say

- A global shortage of cybersecurity professionals is impacting Australia as government departments, corporations and businesses compete for talent, in response to an increasing number of attacks. According to annual surveys by Telstra, almost 60 per cent of businesses experienced at least one disruptive security breach a month in 2016, compared to just 23.7 per cent the previous year. The rising threat level has sparked a hiring frenzy with employers "gobbling up" IT students from around the country, often before they graduate

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From jobless in France to millionaire by 26

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From jobless in France to millionaire by 26

- It was a true "lightbulb" moment. In 2011 young Australian Gen George was in France looking for short-term work. After struggling to find any, she noticed there was a gap in the market. Back in Australia she founded OneShift as an employment site for short-term retail and hospitality workers when she was 21. This week she sold her start-up to labour hire and maintenance giant Programmed making her a small fortune in the process

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Australian woman who kisssed Prince Harry tries to woo him again

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Australian woman who kisssed Prince Harry tries to woo him again

- Victoria McRae made headlines in 2015 for stealing a kiss from Prince Harry on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Two years later, she's at it again. The Sydney receptionist stood draped in a Union Jack flag, a gold tiara nestled in her blonde locks, as she waited for her Prince Charming, hoping her fourth attempt to woo him would work

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Abusive partners stalking women with tracking devices in toys, prams

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Abusive partners stalking women with tracking devices in toys, prams

- Abusive partners in Darwin are capitalising on new forms of technology by transforming them into tools used to terrorise and exercise power and control in their relationships, according to one women's refuge. The practice, known as technology-facilitated abuse, is so common that one social worker is describing it as the "'new frontier" for domestic abuse. "Almost everyone we've seen in the last 12 months has been the victim of some form of abuse using technology," said Alex Richmond, a community educator at women's refuge Dawn House

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Young woman who 'calls mum every day' missing after London Bridge terror attack as family plead for information

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Young woman who 'calls mum every day' missing after London Bridge terror attack as family plead for information

- A young woman who was on London Bridge during Saturday's terrorist attack is feared missing. Sara Zelenak, 21, from Brisbane, Australia, was separated from friends after a van ran down pedestrians. Despite normally calling her mum daily, she has not been heard from since. Her family back home is waiting desperately for news and has been in contact with Australian consular officials, reports

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Sharing food a recipe for friendship between refugees, Jewish women

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Sharing food a recipe for friendship between refugees, Jewish women

- Syrian, Iraqi and Jewish women creating friendships, harmony over food When Nohad was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS terrorists, she thought her life was over. She was travelling on a bus to meet her two sons. Wearing the burka like a Muslim woman, she was quickly identified as a Christian when the gunmen demanded her name. She was "the enemy"

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Irish woman (81) chats with Australian best friend she has never met - Independent.ie

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Irish woman (81) chats with Australian best friend she has never met - Independent.ie

- May Sherlock (81) from Clontarf, Dublin has never travelled outside Ireland but this hasn’t stopped her from engaging in a long distance friendship with Joan Gill (94) who lives in South Australia. While the two women have never met in person, through Skype calls and letters they regularly update each other on events in their lives, in and out of their nursing homes

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Australian men's fashion is taking the mullet to Italy

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Australian men's fashion is taking the mullet to Italy

- Forget about those elegant three-piece Zegna suits and throw away your Ferragamo brogues, the Italians are about to be hit with an onslaught of Australian men's fashion. But exactly what they will make of our post modern mullets and pantaloons? Eight Australian menswear labels are about to hit Florence to represent us in the world's biggest menswear fashion event, the annual Pitti Uomo, which kicks off on June 13

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  • South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth in Australia: study
    South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth in Australia: study

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    South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth than those born in Australia, study shows Mothers' ethnicities should should change the way they are monitored in their final weeks of pregnancy to prevent stillbirths, new research shows. Key points: South Asian women 27 per cent more likely to experience stillbirth than women from Australia Women of South Asian ethnicity should undergo surveillance for risks earlier Rates of stillbirth in Australia have not improved in the last two decades The study from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University looked at more than 700,000 births in Victoria between 2000 and 2011

     

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  • Why the 'semi-split' is replacing the divorce
    Why the 'semi-split' is replacing the divorce

    , smh.com.au

    Divorce is regularly billed as one of life's most traumatic events; guaranteed to devastate children, damage adults and leave all parties financially and emotionally wiped out. But after a huge spike in the Seventies, it seems those in today's moribund marriages remember the toll the combative process took on their Baby Boomer parents, and are increasingly designing bespoke break-ups instead - continuing to share names, neighbourhoods, holidays and even the

     

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  • South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth in Australia: study
    South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth in Australia: study

    , abc.net.au

    South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth than those born in Australia, study shows Mothers' ethnicities should should change the way they are monitored in their final weeks of pregnancy to prevent stillbirths, new research shows. Key points: South Asian women 27 per cent more likely to experience stillbirth than women from Australia Women of South Asian ethnicity should undergo surveillance for risks earlier Rates of stillbirth in Australia have not improved in the last two decades The study from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University looked at more than 700,000 births in Victoria between 2000 and 2011

     

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  • How I went from 59kg to 77kg – and never looked back
    How I went from 59kg to 77kg – and never looked back

    , smh.com.au

    Like many women nationwide, when the news broke that there was a 78kg contestant on this season of The Biggest Loser, it gave me pause – in no small part because I'm 77kg myself. But rather than wondering whether I, too, should be signing up for the show's next season, I reflected on what I have dubbed my "Inspirational Personal Weight Gain Journey", a title I settled upon because, well, when was the last time you heard one of those? I should note at the outset that I respect and understand anyone's desire to change their body in any way, since I've been there myself (many times)

     

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  • Is social media making people ruder in real life?
    Is social media making people ruder in real life?

    , abc.net.au

    By now it is an agreed fact that rudeness can run riot on social media as "Twitter trolls" or "keyboard warriors" launch cyberspace insults at each other. Yet what impact is this having on our real-life interactions? Are we on a slippery slope to a less civil society? Author and editor David Meagher has tackled more than 150 social etiquette scenarios in his book, The A to Z of Modern

     

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