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Life Matters - ABC RN
Life Matters - ABC RN

Life Matters - ABC RN

ABC Radio National

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Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

Latest Episodes

Libby Trickett's life outside the pool and, the job insecurity of young people

Libby Trickett talks about deciding what she wanted her life to look like after retiring at just 28 years old, with three Olympic gold medals. Plus, more results from the ABC's Australia Talks survey shows young people are extremely anxious about finding work. We hear from three people under 30.

54 MIN9 hours ago
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Libby Trickett's life outside the pool and, the job insecurity of young people

Impact of birth order on life trajectory and choosing a new dream

What influence does birth order have on your life? Plus, one woman’s story of realising her ballet dream and then being diagnosed with lupus.

54 MIN1 days ago
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Impact of birth order on life trajectory and choosing a new dream

Weekend Life Matters: weightlifting equals good bones, Backflip 7, diverse life saving, indigenous entrepreneurs, and repair cafes

Bone health from weightlifting, Backflip gets serious, lifesaving gets diverse, the life of an Indigenous entrepreneur, and repair cafes helping us to help ourselves.

54 MIN3 days ago
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Weekend Life Matters: weightlifting equals good bones, Backflip 7, diverse life saving, indigenous entrepreneurs, and repair cafes

The importance of teacher librarians plus becoming a home-owning millennial

Teacher librarians numbers are dwindling, but is that a problem? And how one millennial made it her mission to help her peers become home-owners.

54 MIN4 days ago
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The importance of teacher librarians plus becoming a home-owning millennial

Maintaining bone and muscle health and addressing vaccine hesitancy

A community based exercise program may be the answer to helping Australians over 50 aren't get the right kind of exercise for good bone and muscle health. How health professionals are trying a different approach with parents who are worried about vaccinating their children, plus CEO of Ambulance Victoria, Tony Walker on transforming mental health outcomes for paramedics.

54 MIN5 days ago
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Maintaining bone and muscle health and addressing vaccine hesitancy

Rethinking ATAR, natural burial and diversifying lifesaving

Is it possible to expand assessment after year 12 so that students' wider skills are taken into account? Is there a way to be buried that is romantic, environmentally sustainable and practical? And, how can we make lifesaving more diverse?

54 MIN6 days ago
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Rethinking ATAR, natural burial and diversifying lifesaving

Australia Talks and arranged marriages

The ABC's Australia Talks survey found we're generally optimistic about our individual futures but pessimistic about the future of our world. Can that be changed? We also talk to a mother and her son who thrash out in a stage show whether arranged marriages work.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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Australia Talks and arranged marriages

Integrative medicine and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell

How should we regulate GPs who are practising mainstream medicine and alternative therapies simultaneously, and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell on pursuing an education and building strong communities.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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Integrative medicine and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell

Weekend Life Matters: fighting in a fair way, jogging and its impact on your knees, volunteering overseas with your family

Can we all learn to argue in an ethical way? One woman reflects on responsible volunteering after a year in Nepal with her family, how to cope with life when your rock ’n’ dream ends, and the best ways to train so your jogging habit doesn’t injure your knees.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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Weekend Life Matters: fighting in a fair way, jogging and its impact on your knees, volunteering overseas with your family

What happens when drought affected young people come together? Plus feeding birds the right way

A group of drought affected young people from NSW come together to discuss their unique experiences, plus how bad are our bird-feeding habits?

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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What happens when drought affected young people come together? Plus feeding birds the right way

Latest Episodes

Libby Trickett's life outside the pool and, the job insecurity of young people

Libby Trickett talks about deciding what she wanted her life to look like after retiring at just 28 years old, with three Olympic gold medals. Plus, more results from the ABC's Australia Talks survey shows young people are extremely anxious about finding work. We hear from three people under 30.

54 MIN9 hours ago
Comments
Libby Trickett's life outside the pool and, the job insecurity of young people

Impact of birth order on life trajectory and choosing a new dream

What influence does birth order have on your life? Plus, one woman’s story of realising her ballet dream and then being diagnosed with lupus.

54 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Impact of birth order on life trajectory and choosing a new dream

Weekend Life Matters: weightlifting equals good bones, Backflip 7, diverse life saving, indigenous entrepreneurs, and repair cafes

Bone health from weightlifting, Backflip gets serious, lifesaving gets diverse, the life of an Indigenous entrepreneur, and repair cafes helping us to help ourselves.

54 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Weekend Life Matters: weightlifting equals good bones, Backflip 7, diverse life saving, indigenous entrepreneurs, and repair cafes

The importance of teacher librarians plus becoming a home-owning millennial

Teacher librarians numbers are dwindling, but is that a problem? And how one millennial made it her mission to help her peers become home-owners.

54 MIN4 days ago
Comments
The importance of teacher librarians plus becoming a home-owning millennial

Maintaining bone and muscle health and addressing vaccine hesitancy

A community based exercise program may be the answer to helping Australians over 50 aren't get the right kind of exercise for good bone and muscle health. How health professionals are trying a different approach with parents who are worried about vaccinating their children, plus CEO of Ambulance Victoria, Tony Walker on transforming mental health outcomes for paramedics.

54 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Maintaining bone and muscle health and addressing vaccine hesitancy

Rethinking ATAR, natural burial and diversifying lifesaving

Is it possible to expand assessment after year 12 so that students' wider skills are taken into account? Is there a way to be buried that is romantic, environmentally sustainable and practical? And, how can we make lifesaving more diverse?

54 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Rethinking ATAR, natural burial and diversifying lifesaving

Australia Talks and arranged marriages

The ABC's Australia Talks survey found we're generally optimistic about our individual futures but pessimistic about the future of our world. Can that be changed? We also talk to a mother and her son who thrash out in a stage show whether arranged marriages work.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Australia Talks and arranged marriages

Integrative medicine and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell

How should we regulate GPs who are practising mainstream medicine and alternative therapies simultaneously, and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell on pursuing an education and building strong communities.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Integrative medicine and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell

Weekend Life Matters: fighting in a fair way, jogging and its impact on your knees, volunteering overseas with your family

Can we all learn to argue in an ethical way? One woman reflects on responsible volunteering after a year in Nepal with her family, how to cope with life when your rock ’n’ dream ends, and the best ways to train so your jogging habit doesn’t injure your knees.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Weekend Life Matters: fighting in a fair way, jogging and its impact on your knees, volunteering overseas with your family

What happens when drought affected young people come together? Plus feeding birds the right way

A group of drought affected young people from NSW come together to discuss their unique experiences, plus how bad are our bird-feeding habits?

54 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
What happens when drought affected young people come together? Plus feeding birds the right way