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The most compelling Olympics
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8 September 2021

Seeing our best selves beyond the sports arena Words Belinda Cassie I don’t do sports. But, I’ve found this Olympics season compelling in ways like no other. It started just before the Tokyo Games, at the European Championships, when the European Handball Federation fined Norway’s women’s beach handball team after the players wore shorts, instead of the required bikini...

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Long days and short years
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29 August 2021

Anthony, Vanessa and their five children. Photos Stefanie Plum Making the most of the time you have to be a dad Words Anthony Hunt At 9pm the other night, as I lay on the bed with my still rather ene...

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Salvo serving as Paralympic chaplain
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26 August 2021

Bill Hunter is chaplain for the Australian Paralympics team in Tokyo this year. WORDS Darryl Whitecross Salvo Bill Hunter will serve as a chaplain on the Australian team for this year’s Paralym...

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Faster, Higher, Stronger: together
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25 August 2021

Keeping an eye out for others in the tough times Words Belinda Davis Well, you can’t be alive and not know that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games have recently been held in Tokyo. News about the h...

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Going for gold
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23 August 2021

Alberto with his parents, Paul and Julie-Anne Staines, at a recent family wedding. Making two nations proud at the Paralympic Games Words Darryl Whitecross Australian champion runner Alberto ‘B...

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Finding true freedom
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13 August 2021

Establishing a new life and identity in Australia Words Maryam and Ryan Maryam’s story I was born into a religious family in Iran, where following Sharia laws and rules was fundamental to how w...

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Finding strength in times of crisis
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8 August 2021

Photo courtesy crisis hans-luiggi on Unsplash. Wisdom from an ancient poet still relevant today As millions of people around Australia are in lockdown and struggling with the ongoing impacts of ...

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Diem finds a family
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7 August 2021

On their wedding day Diem and Vihn, centre, enjoyed special support from John, left, and Helen, from the Salvos. The power of community in restoring shattered lives Words Bryce Davies Diem was born in...

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The art of friendship
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18 July 2021

Allowing differences to unite, and not divide us. Words Bryce Davies I recently watched a fascinating film on Netflix called My Octopus Teacher. The film’s maker, Craig Foster, had been experie...

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