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Like the little black dress and denim jeans, the T-shirt is an enduring fashion item and currently it’s all about the message, writes KAY McMAHON.

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An aged pension system not designed to cover mortgage payments or rent, coupled with falling home ownership rates, is behind the growing housing crisis for older Australians.
RUSSELL HUNTER investigates.

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We were always taught as youngsters how to sew, mend, and pass on clothing if it wasn’t worn out, writes KAY McMAHON. Somewhere through the decades we have neglected teaching our children these skills.

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In 1958, an anxious but determined 23-year-old girl stepped into the pounding heat of Darwin, arriving from Cologne in Germany – the other side of the world.  She’s still here and she turns 84 this month, writes DOT WHITTINGTON.

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My father was very conscious of history and whenever some significant event was happening he made my brother and me sit quietly on the floor in front of the radio and listen to an announcement, writes DIANE AMOS.

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The Australian fashion scene in 2018 has become one of ongoing flux in customer offerings but despite the changes, writes KAY McMAHON, you don’t always have to go online to find great fashion.

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Once a year, Mt Mee dairy farmer Marty Crouch packs up his 1977 HX Holden wagon, says farewell to the cows, and heads off the beaten track for adventure and sights that most Australians will never experience, writes JOANNE CRANSTOUN.

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From growing up in London during the blitz to a glamour career as an air hostess during the golden age of air travel, MARY ATKINS recalls a colourful life – and that’s before tragedy struck her young family. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 27.

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While many Australian labels organise their production off-shore, thanks to technology several designers are immersing themselves in a slower, more personal and intimate off-shore supply chain, writes KAY McMAHON.