Of all the secrets a person might keep, none is as sacred as that kept by a parent-to-be during the 12-week traditional waiting period before announcing they are expecting a baby. So when senior journalist Frances Whiting called me from a photo studio in Brisbane after interviewing Laura Geitz, captain of the Australian netball team, to tell me Laura was pregnant with her first child, I was instantly sworn to secrecy. As delighted as we were for Stellar to break the happy news, Laura did not get the all-clear from her doctor until the day before we went to print. With the secret now officially out, we send our best wishes to Laura, husband Mark and their growing family. Family is also at the centre of our cover story – a profoundly moving interview by David Campbell with his father Jimmy Barnes in which they discuss the violence, alcoholism and fear that characterised Jimmy’s childhood. It’s heartbreaking, confronting – and yet, as Jimmy tells David – is ultimately a tale of hope that deserves to be told.