Sarrah Le Marquand

Sarrah Le Marquand

Armed with an honours degree in government and a federal parliamentary internship, Sarrah Le Marquand left university determined to become a political reporter. Yet an early detour on a magazine devoted to the surprisingly intricate world of daytime soap operas redirected her career.

Having worked as an entertainment journalist in several magazines and on television, she joined The Daily Telegraph in 2005 as the television writer, and went on to assume various incarnations as film editor, columnist, features chief of staff and deputy features editor. In 2008 she was appointed features editor.

Sarrah is currently on maternity leave, during which time she is determined to honour a lifelong vow to never own a pair of tracksuit pants.

Articles by Sarrah Le Marquand

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

14 Mar 13 In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…... Read more

Stressed out students need a longer school day

Stressed out students need a longer school day

07 Mar 13 If it’s true the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different…... Read more

Didn’t she almost have it all

Didn’t she almost have it all

28 Feb 13 It’s not fair that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to become the poster girl for working mothers the world…... Read more

Hey little Taylor, sometimes you really are a jerk

Hey little Taylor, sometimes you really are a jerk

21 Feb 13 Anyone who happens to be a regular on the toddler party circuit can confirm that pass the parcel is not…... Read more

Faith should not mean freedom to discriminate

Faith should not mean freedom to discriminate

14 Feb 13 Religious schools are to bigots what the Cayman Islands are to a tax evader. For those seeking a place that…... Read more

Keeping up with K-Rudd

Keeping up with K-Rudd

07 Feb 13 Somewhere amid the fanfare over his ability to speak fluent Mandarin and his merciless work ethic, it has slipped by…... Read more

Flagging this change is not unAustralian

Flagging this change is not unAustralian

31 Jan 13 For a country obsessed with home improvement, we are remarkably apathetic about any attempts to renovate our national emblem. From…... Read more

It’s impossible to please the ladies at Motherhood Inc.

It’s impossible to please the ladies at Motherhood Inc.

24 Jan 13 It’s a little known fact that you don’t actually need to be a so-called dinosaur to attract the ire of…... Read more

Time to say Hooroo USA

Time to say Hooroo USA

19 Jan 13 Every year they gather to toast one another’s success. Nicole, Keith, Hugh, Elle, Hoges, Rose, Naomi… the gang’s all there.…... Read more

Who are the real dopes in our worship of sporting “heroes”?

Who are the real dopes in our worship of sporting “heroes”?

17 Jan 13 For all the talk about doping that has dominated the news since Lance Armstrong finally admitted to using performance enhancing…... Read more

Behind every struggling man is a self-absorbed woman?

Behind every struggling man is a self-absorbed woman?

20 Dec 12 Who knew dating a Kardashian could prove detrimental? If modern popular culture has taught us anything, it’s that reality TV…... Read more

Embrace the spirit of giving and regift this Christmas

Embrace the spirit of giving and regift this Christmas

13 Dec 12 It has long been considered the ultimate faux pas of gift giving, but it would seem the act of redirecting…... Read more

What are the ethics of concealing parents’ choices?

What are the ethics of concealing parents’ choices?

06 Dec 12 It’s the mantra any organisation ignores at its peril: don’t be afraid of a little healthy competition. If having a…... Read more

Finally, something both sides of politics agree on…

Finally, something both sides of politics agree on…

29 Nov 12 According to the perennially well-dressed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, former first lady of France and retired supermodel, it’s time for women concerned…... Read more

Now your shop can flop on the street AND on the net!

Now your shop can flop on the street AND on the net!

22 Nov 12 In the unlikely event anyone needed further proof of the embarrassingly quaint view of online shopping held by Australian retailers,…... Read more

Hey princess, don’t be a muppet - get a real job

Hey princess, don’t be a muppet - get a real job

15 Nov 12 Sesame Street has a message for Kate Middleton: Get a real job, you bum. That was the sage career advice…... Read more

Conservatives for Kevin

Conservatives for Kevin

27 Feb 12 “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” Such was the proverb employed by my late mother…... Read more

The shine went off Sheen a long time ago

The shine went off Sheen a long time ago

01 Mar 11 Does anything churn the stomach so much as news that Londoners are willing to part with more than $20 for…... Read more

My name is Sarrah and I don’t watch MasterChef

My name is Sarrah and I don’t watch MasterChef

16 Jul 10 After a week in which the country went into a collective meltdown following the eviction of someone called Marion Grasby,…... Read more

Wacko the diddle oh it’s a dead-set dinki di Avatar

Wacko the diddle oh it’s a dead-set dinki di Avatar

10 Mar 10 A red carpet in Los Angeles. March 7, 2010: A handsome yet self-conscious Australian actor, who happens to have recently…... Read more

Hillary and Barack: a love story

Hillary and Barack: a love story

17 Feb 10 No doubt there will be swooning all round when President Barack Obama descends upon Australia next month for his first…... Read more

Sniping at working mothers is no solution at all

Sniping at working mothers is no solution at all

12 Nov 09 Since recently becoming a mother, I seem to have developed an obsession with cake. And it has nothing to do…... Read more

Elusive search for footage of women ageing naturally

Elusive search for footage of women ageing naturally

17 Sep 09 As any regular moviegoer could attest, it is a truth regretfully acknowledged that to glimpse an actress with a wrinkled…... Read more

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