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Jill Stark is a senior writer for The Sunday Age. She is the author of High Sobriety, a book about Australia's drinking culture and how she survived a year without booze.
Jill Stark In the struggle to be who she was, Dorothy McDonald lost everything. At times, it felt as if she had fallen into a "waking coma".
Jill Stark Switch off your phone. Turn down the music. Be still. Nothing but your own thoughts. Does the silence scare you? How long before all that space has you scratching at the walls?
Jill Stark Joy, it seems, is impossible to dilute. These Hawkers were going to party like it was 1989. It was their third grand final in three years – a luxury some fans can only dream of - but for the...
Jill Stark It is the natural way. Every mother should do it. Or so the public health messages tell us.
Jill Stark As the Royal Commission into Child Abuse has highlighted with heartbreaking repetition, once a perpetrator finds a way into an institution, the damage can be catastrophic.
Jill Stark Ned Kelly ... one of Australia's greatest heroes? Or a notorious cop killer?
Jill Stark Children who are constantly plugged into smartphones, computers and televisions are losing vital social skills, according to a new study.
Jill Stark Welcome to the war of independence. Buckle up, it's going to be a long and messy ride.
Jill Stark The uninvited lecture: "Don't take drugs, don't go out late, don't have sex, don't wear those clothes." All they hear is "blah, blah, blah".
Jill Stark It started with whispers in the change rooms and ended with a call from his coach.
Jill Stark and Larissa Nicholson Pioneers are waging war with the law to be identified as their true selves, write Jill Stark and Larissa Nicholson.
Jill Stark The number of children accessing medical treatment to help them change gender has increased 60-fold, leaving Australia’s only clinic for transgender young people struggling to cope with the...
Jill Stark Pursuit of Essendon footballers a 'national embarrassment', says leading medical ethicist.
Jill Stark A national program to protect gay high school students from bullying and discrimination is being undermined by the federal government's chaplaincy scheme, say campaigners who fear religious...
Jill Stark A national program to protect gay high school students from bullying and discrimination is being undermined by the Abbott government's chaplaincy scheme, according to campaigners who fear...
Jill Stark A new statewide legal helpline for cancer survivors has been launched after a major research project found they face systemic discrimination in the workplace and when trying to access insurance and...
Jill Stark A good death has no formula. Inevitability is the only shared truth. For some, it may be a no-fuss, painless drifting into another realm.
Lucy Carroll and Jill Stark Tens of thousands more boys suffer from peanut allergies than girls, ground-breaking data shows, but doctors are at a loss to explain the figures or define how to stop the soaring allergy...
Jill Stark It is the rapturous abandon of a virtuoso violinist's solo performance. Or an athlete pushing their body to the limit.
Jill Stark A new code designed to protect children from online junk food advertising is a "sham" according to public health groups.