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Children of the Brush – This week on AUSTRALIAN STORY

John left the family when they were teenagers to pursue another relationship, leaving their mother Valerie devastated. John’s next two marriages would see the children often distanced from his life.


When Sophie was a toddler, her mother, Mary, had given up ballet at the height of her international career to teach Sophie to hear and speak by way of cochlear implants and speech therapy.

KATE ELLIS reveals misogynistic culture in Canberra – This week on AUSTRALIAN STORY

Ellis’s career hung in the balance when unsubstantiated rumours swirled through the Canberra press gallery suggesting that she and her chief of staff were involved in a love triangle with Ellis’s male advisor.

Australian barrister JENNIFER ROBINSON – This week on AUSTRALIAN STORY

She represented Amber Heard in Johnny Depp’s defamation action against The Sun newspaper in the UK and helped fight attempts to extradite long-term client Julian Assange to the US.

Fish Out Of Water: SHAYNA JACK this week on Australian Story

Jack was aspiring to make the team for the next Olympic Games and a stellar career beckoned. But the moment she received the result, she went from a promising young swimmer to persona non grata in the pool.

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Peter: The Human Cyborg this week on FOUR CORNERS

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan is a renowned scientist and robotics expert. In 2017 he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), an incurable illness that attacks the body’s nerves causing muscles to waste away.