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No Filter

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More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who h… read more


Chloe Shorten Could Be Our Next First Lady

Today on No Filter, we're revisiting an episode that Mia did with Chloe Shorten on the 26th of April, 2017....

Chloe Shorten has attracted a lot of attention over the last few weeks. As the wife of Bill Shorten - who will potentially be our next Prime Minister - many have said that in this election campaign, they wished they could vote for Chloe.

Chloe is a businesswoman, author, daughter of former Governor-General Quentin Bryce and mother of three. As a kid, she dreamed that she’d grow up, meet the love of her life, get married, have kids and grow old …..with that same person.

But, like one in three marriages, Chloe’s life didn’t work out that way because her relationship fell apart.

When Chloe Shorten separated from her husband of 10 years, she was concerned that it might affect her two young children.

Then, when she remarried Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and blended her family, she got even more concerned. So, she went hunting for help. For books, for studies, for information about the best way to do everything from “the talk” when you sit your kids down to tell them their Mum and Dad aren’t going to live together anymore to introducing new partners, navigating custody and even, eventually introducing new step-siblings or new babies. She didn’t find a lot. So she made her own...

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Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Chloe Shorten.

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This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 


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