The Secret Life of Trees

Look up! Spring is in the air. There are new buds on the branches, the blossoms are blooming.

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05 September 2019 Issue no: 595

Uncle Jack Charles

“My biggest success is being now a self-touted, definitive, walking talking role model.”

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22 August 2019 Issue no: 594

Fiction Edition 2019

ATTENTION BOOKWORMS! Cancel your plans, you’ve got some reading to do!

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08 August 2019 Issue no: 593

No Place Like Home

Housing. Affordable housing. It’s a very big issue. There are more than 116,000 Australians without a home every night.

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25 July 2019 Issue no: 592

The New Space Race

Fifty years ago this month, Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon. Buzz Aldrin was a few steps behind.

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11 July 2019 Issue no: 591

The Lion King

Hakuna Matata! With superstars Beyoncé and Donald Glover leading the way, Disney classic The Lion King returns to enchant a whole new generation.

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27 June 2019 Issue no: 590

The Big Travel Edition

Take your seats, stow away your tray tables and set your devices to flight mode… And let the Big Travel Edition take you on a trip to the future.

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14 June 2019 Issue no: 589


In this edition, we look at how they went from wannabes to world dominators… and why we still have so much time for their brand unfettered fun.

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31 May 2019 Issue no: 588

The Climate Kids are Coming

In this edition we speak to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old who started it all, and has now been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

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17 May 2019 Issue no: 587

Meet Lily

Meet Lily, our cover star and the newest Muppet on Sesame Street. She’s also the first to be portrayed as experiencing homelessness.

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03 May 2019 Issue no: 586

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