Helen Perrottet’s seven children are the least interesting thing about her

Helen Perrottet’s seven children are the least interesting thing about her

The premier’s wife had an adventurous career in the army and the federal police before embarking on motherhood.

  • byJordan Baker

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‘Thirty years agony’:The Sydney fugitive who spent decades hiding in plain sight

‘Thirty years agony’:The Sydney fugitive who spent decades hiding in plain sight

Darko Desic spent 30 years in hiding around Avalon. His friends want him to return there after his release from jail,instead of being deported to a country he left decades ago.

  • byJordan Baker
‘I didn’t realise it wasn’t normal’:The ‘chilling’ impact of family violence on children
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‘I didn’t realise it wasn’t normal’:The ‘chilling’ impact of family violence on children

Kate’s children are still recovering from the trauma of watching their stepfather terrorise and abuse their mother.

  • byJordan Baker
A mother grieved,a Queen farewelled,and a King’s handwritten note
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A mother grieved,a Queen farewelled,and a King’s handwritten note

The King’s face was inscrutable as he marched behind the Queen’s coffin,which carried flowers from his own gardens and a handwritten note saying “in loving and devoted memory,Charles R”.

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Uni offers ‘seriously failing’ students second chance to pass
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Uni offers ‘seriously failing’ students second chance to pass

Charles Sturt University students who score as low as 40 out of 100 will be given a second assessment. Academics,however,fear it will compromise standards.

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‘I don’t want one from Charles’:Letter from the Queen sent in the nick of time

‘I don’t want one from Charles’:Letter from the Queen sent in the nick of time

Klara Djachenko always said she’d really like a letter from the Queen. On her 100th birthday,her family has a special surprise.

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From domesticity to diamonds:How a glossy mag brought the royals into our lounge rooms

From domesticity to diamonds:How a glossy mag brought the royals into our lounge rooms

The nation’s official connection with the Queen is through parliament and the law. Its cultural connection has been through The Australian Women’s Weekly.

  • byJordan Baker
‘The biblical vision’:Anglicans reveal expansion plans for Sydney’s west

‘The biblical vision’:Anglicans reveal expansion plans for Sydney’s west

The “discipling” of children is more urgent and more challenging than ever before,the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney says.

  • byJordan Baker
A martini,a crossword and a grin:Australians remember the woman who wore the crown

A martini,a crossword and a grin:Australians remember the woman who wore the crown

For the best part of 30 years,there were few commoners as close to her majesty as Australian-born Sir William Heseltine.

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Boys and girls at other schools ‘involved’ in Knox Grammar scandal
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Boys and girls at other schools ‘involved’ in Knox Grammar scandal

Principal Scott James told parents on Tuesday that 20 Knox students have faced or are facing disciplinary action after offensive material was posted in an online group.

  • byLucy Carroll andJordan Baker
Sydney can’t pretend to be a world-class city with this transport chaos
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Sydney can’t pretend to be a world-class city with this transport chaos

This long,expensive fight that’s crippling Sydney’s transport network will come with no upside and a significant cost for commuters.

  • byJordan Baker