Phew! Thirty clever young things from across Australia showed off their talents in acting, photography, business, writing, comedy, journalism and art.

Life was simple on 80s TV sitcoms, we mused, before doling out advice on top 20 hangover cures and how to win an argument every time. We talked to homeless Australians about their lives, shopkeepers who loved their shops, and four local designers, who taught us how to make DIY couture out of secondhand dresses.

In “only in the movies”, we met six young Australians making their mark on silver screens big and small – including Marieke Hardy and Kestie Morassi.

Venturing into the 9-5 world, we spoke to mums who are also full-time workers, and took a peek at the spaces where creative types do their stuff.

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