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Ariana Norton

Ariana Norton

Feature writer, wearer of stripes and serial optimist

The long and rocky road to adoption

There are currently more than 30,000 Australian children awaiting adoption – yet in 2016 only 196 successful adoptions were completed.

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New beginnings: a celebration of multiculturalism

Australia is one of the world’s most multicultural nations, a fact sometimes obscured by the often toxic debate about refugees and immigration.

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Loaf you to bits

The ups, downs and inside outs of life, love and dining for a hopeless romantic Coeliac.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Cabramatta

The south-west Sydney suburb of Cabramatta is one of the richest melting pots of Asian culture you’ll find anywhere in Australia.

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The real price of fashion

The cost of fashion extends well beyond its price tag, as retailers and consumers are becoming increasingly aware.

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Confessions of a teenage (not for much longer) drama queen

I’m going to level with you here, the thought of no longer being a teenager scares the living shit out of me.

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Remembering the Gh’oul days

Mean Girls represented it, Hocus Pocus represented it and well the religious – they just resented it!

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“Cherry bombs and gasoline”: The return of Green Day

Former emo kids, current emo kids and pop punk lovers of the world rejoice. Green Day are back!

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A place to blossom

Walking into the midst of the charity Angkor Flowers is like wandering into a beehive. Everyone has a task to do and everyone is busy.

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