Brisbane retiree Andy Steele has run the legendary Comrades, an 89km ultramarathon in South Africa, three times. This year, he’s upping the ante by cycling the 1670km from Cape Town to the race start to raise money for needy children and mothers.
Stage mothers have been blamed for much – from imposing punishing practice schedules to vicariously living out their own dreams of fame through their children. Acclaimed Korean soprano Sumi Jo can blame – and thank – her mother for the success she enjoys today. Rosemary Desmond asked Sumi to share the story of her difficult childhood and the long road to fame.
Reporting suspected elder abuse has some risks, as does doing nothing.
Our media, political landscape and social networks are replete with the surging interest in, and almost daily outrage at, stories of older, vulnerable people being abused.