The Keating prime ministership: covering the road to an Australian Republic, repointing the continent to focus more on Asia, the Redfern Speech and embracing Mabo; compulsory superannuation and blowing budget surpluses to climb out of recession.
The deadline for Julie's first newspaper column is looming and although she hasn't thought of a subject for it yet, she has every confidence something will come to her by the time it's due. Retta is rapt when she gets a new job as a part time office manager at an interior design firm. She and Carbo can now start saving for a deposit on their own house. Frankie starts work for Rafter's Electrical and must soon deal with sexism on the job.