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Recent articles by Belinda:

Instagram, champagne and the 'Jan Brady' tactic: How sex traffickers find their victims.

National Geographic's series Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller goes inside the world of sex trafficking to show how pimps recruit victims. → Read More

MasterChef's Laura Sharrad is "not OK" right now. It doesn't have to be like this.

A year on from Masterchef 2020, Laura Sharrad is still receiving trolling messages via social media. It's a sobering reminder for fans. → Read More

This week, several women MPs were promoted. But all is not equal.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's new-look Cabinet is one created with a "fresh lens" on women's issues. Here are the key appointments and promotions. → Read More

MP Andrew Laming hounded two female voters on social media. It left one of them suicidal.

Federal Liberal MP Andrew Laming was ordered by Scott Morrison to publicly apologise for harassing two of his constituents. Here's what happened. → Read More

Few parents admit to having a favourite child. Sydney dad Davy is open about his.

Davy Nguyen is one of the few parents who's open about the fact that he has a favourite child. In fact, he uses it as a motivational and disciplinary tool. → Read More

Australian men: this is what we want you to do right now.

How to support women: Women have raised our voices about harassment, assault and inequality. This is what men need to do next to support us. → Read More

Queensland's 59-day COVID-free streak is over. Here's what we know.

After Queensland recorded close to two months without a community case of COVID-19, a doctor at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital has tested positive. → Read More

Everything we know about the government's promise of 800,000 half-price airfares.

The Australian Government is subsidising flights on certain domestic routes in mid 2021. That means half-price fares for travellers! Here's what we know. → Read More

The day Aminata was kidnapped.

Aminata Conteh-Biger Interview: Covering her kidnapping aged 18 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and gang rape, before she sought refuge in Australia. → Read More

How to have a conversation with someone who says they're not a feminist.

Many people who believe in the need for gender equality are reluctant to call themselves 'feminist'. Let's look at their common arguments. → Read More

Last night a man named Tim appeared on Q+A. His story had the host holding back tears.

Tim Granger's experience of living with younger-onset Alzheimer's Disease had host Hamish Macdonald blinking back tears during Q+A's aged-care episode. → Read More

Elisa Lam was last seen behaving strangely in a hotel lift. Weeks later, her body was found.

Weeks after CCTV video captured Elisa Lam behaving strangely in a lift, her body was found. The story behind Netflix's The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel. → Read More

From anti-vaccination to IVF policies: Everything we know about Pete Evans' move to politics.

The controversial chef is seeking another platform. → Read More

"It was a nightmare." Gladys Berejiklian on what happened when her private world became public.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian shares what happened behind-the-scenes after her relationship with disgraced MP Daryl Maguire was exposed. → Read More

Drugged, tattoed and forced to work: QLD Police allege this man held women as sex slaves.

Matthew Markcrow and Crystal Marie Sawyer have been arrested on allegations that they held women as sex slaves in Brisbane and prostituted them to clients. → Read More

Victoria is about to pass "the world's most significant achievement" on gay conversion.

Victorian parliament passed legislation banning gay conversion therapy. And the bill has caught the attention of advocates all over the world. → Read More

The stories of Macie McCartney and Lynlee Boemer, the babies who were born twice.

Macie McCartney and Lynlee Boemer are among a small number of children to have undergone open fetal surgery for SCT tumours. → Read More

"Mums are tired of working for free". High-profile women are calling for mothers to be paid.

A campaign in the USA is calling on the Biden government to implement a monthly, needs-based payment for mothers. Here's why. → Read More

How to have a conversation with someone who's against the push to change the date.

Here are the common arguments against changing the date of Australia Day, and how to respond if you don't agree with them. → Read More

"It is disorder, it is chaos": Exactly what's happening in Washington D.C. right now, and why.

A mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6 2021. Here's what happened, and why. → Read More