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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

Seeking Utopia: the drive to live off-grid

As we become more aware of our relationship to the Earth there is an urge for many to nurture a more sustainable and ethical way of living. But this hankering to leave modern society for an alternative life is not new. According to PhD Candidate Rachel Goldlust it goes back before the 1900's.

12 MIN19 hours ago
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Seeking Utopia: the drive to live off-grid

What is Australia's feminist history?

How much were you taught about the ground breaking women who helped shape the Australia we live in today? Over the 19th and 20th centuries many Australian women were busy fighting for work equality, contraceptive rights and more. But why don't we know much about them? This is What a Feminist Looks Like is Emily Maguire's new book that gives a historical snapshot of the work and lives of Australian feminist heroes.

16 MIN19 hours ago
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What is Australia's feminist history?

Three million Australians living below poverty line

Thirteen per cent of Australians are living below the poverty line - that's about three million of us. During National Anti-Poverty Week we hear some personal stories of homelessness, and talk about how we can help. Two women who share their stories show that hardship can happen to anyone.

16 MIN19 hours ago
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Three million Australians living below poverty line

Burning question: plastic substitutes

Plastic is clogging up our landfills, our oceans and our bodies. Ken in Brisbane asks "Will there be a substitute for plastic anytime soon? Surely there's a Nobel Prize for this (and another way to clean up the tonnes of plastic currently polluting the oceans)." ABC Science reporter Suzannah Lyons has been looking into this.

12 MIN1 days ago
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Burning question: plastic substitutes

Seventy years since the "greatest single project in our history" was launched

Along with the Eiffel Tower and the Panama Canal, the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric scheme has been named as one of the most impressive engineering landmarks in the world. Not only is it the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in this country, it is also said to have sparked the birth of multicultural Australia.

16 MIN1 days ago
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Seventy years since the "greatest single project in our history" was launched

Calls for exercise to be embedded in cancer treatment regimes

Some studies have found that exercise during medical cancer treatments has been associated with improved survival rates, reduced pain and improved quality of life. Researchers believe this is because exercise releases natural killer cells into the blood stream. But not all patients are being given exercise advice and guidance during and after their cancer treatment. Three people from different sides of the cancer equation are trying to change that, with a pilot trial of “prehab” exercise treatment for cancer patients.

21 MIN1 days ago
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Calls for exercise to be embedded in cancer treatment regimes

Australia Talks: why younger jobseekers worry about their careers

Just over half of Australians aged between 18 and 30 are worried they won’t be able to keep a job, or have the career opportunities they’d like. That’s one of the strong outcomes on employment from the ABC’s Australia Talks survey. Three people aged 25 and younger sit down with Michael Mackenzie to discuss their job hopes and fears.

15 MIN2 days ago
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Australia Talks: why younger jobseekers worry about their careers

Australia's longest running theatre company delivering grassroots arts to Goulburn

How do you connect with the people in your community? Have you even considered amateur theatre? The NSW country town of Goulburn is the home of Australia's longest running theatre company, established in 1981. Today, it delivers community arts to the local area.

14 MIN2 days ago
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Australia's longest running theatre company delivering grassroots arts to Goulburn

Libby Trickett on life after swimming

At one point, Libby Trickett was the fastest female swimmer in the world, but by 28 she was forced to retire after an injury. So, what next? How are you supposed to start a whole new life after three Olympic Games and countless medals? She's written a memoir called Beneath the Surface where she shares her struggles and triumphs both during and after her swimming career.

20 MIN2 days ago
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Libby Trickett on life after swimming

When your body can't keep up with your dreams

Chloe Bayliss didn't set out to be an actor, but her dream of becoming a ballerina abruptly came to an end when she was diagnosed with lupus. She shares her inspirational story of hitting rock bottom and having to get back up, choose a new dream, and keep going.

13 MIN3 days ago
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When your body can't keep up with your dreams

Latest Episodes

Seeking Utopia: the drive to live off-grid

As we become more aware of our relationship to the Earth there is an urge for many to nurture a more sustainable and ethical way of living. But this hankering to leave modern society for an alternative life is not new. According to PhD Candidate Rachel Goldlust it goes back before the 1900's.

12 MIN19 hours ago
Comments
Seeking Utopia: the drive to live off-grid

What is Australia's feminist history?

How much were you taught about the ground breaking women who helped shape the Australia we live in today? Over the 19th and 20th centuries many Australian women were busy fighting for work equality, contraceptive rights and more. But why don't we know much about them? This is What a Feminist Looks Like is Emily Maguire's new book that gives a historical snapshot of the work and lives of Australian feminist heroes.

16 MIN19 hours ago
Comments
What is Australia's feminist history?

Three million Australians living below poverty line

Thirteen per cent of Australians are living below the poverty line - that's about three million of us. During National Anti-Poverty Week we hear some personal stories of homelessness, and talk about how we can help. Two women who share their stories show that hardship can happen to anyone.

16 MIN19 hours ago
Comments
Three million Australians living below poverty line

Burning question: plastic substitutes

Plastic is clogging up our landfills, our oceans and our bodies. Ken in Brisbane asks "Will there be a substitute for plastic anytime soon? Surely there's a Nobel Prize for this (and another way to clean up the tonnes of plastic currently polluting the oceans)." ABC Science reporter Suzannah Lyons has been looking into this.

12 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Burning question: plastic substitutes

Seventy years since the "greatest single project in our history" was launched

Along with the Eiffel Tower and the Panama Canal, the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric scheme has been named as one of the most impressive engineering landmarks in the world. Not only is it the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in this country, it is also said to have sparked the birth of multicultural Australia.

16 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Seventy years since the "greatest single project in our history" was launched

Calls for exercise to be embedded in cancer treatment regimes

Some studies have found that exercise during medical cancer treatments has been associated with improved survival rates, reduced pain and improved quality of life. Researchers believe this is because exercise releases natural killer cells into the blood stream. But not all patients are being given exercise advice and guidance during and after their cancer treatment. Three people from different sides of the cancer equation are trying to change that, with a pilot trial of “prehab” exercise treatment for cancer patients.

21 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Calls for exercise to be embedded in cancer treatment regimes

Australia Talks: why younger jobseekers worry about their careers

Just over half of Australians aged between 18 and 30 are worried they won’t be able to keep a job, or have the career opportunities they’d like. That’s one of the strong outcomes on employment from the ABC’s Australia Talks survey. Three people aged 25 and younger sit down with Michael Mackenzie to discuss their job hopes and fears.

15 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Australia Talks: why younger jobseekers worry about their careers

Australia's longest running theatre company delivering grassroots arts to Goulburn

How do you connect with the people in your community? Have you even considered amateur theatre? The NSW country town of Goulburn is the home of Australia's longest running theatre company, established in 1981. Today, it delivers community arts to the local area.

14 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Australia's longest running theatre company delivering grassroots arts to Goulburn

Libby Trickett on life after swimming

At one point, Libby Trickett was the fastest female swimmer in the world, but by 28 she was forced to retire after an injury. So, what next? How are you supposed to start a whole new life after three Olympic Games and countless medals? She's written a memoir called Beneath the Surface where she shares her struggles and triumphs both during and after her swimming career.

20 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Libby Trickett on life after swimming

When your body can't keep up with your dreams

Chloe Bayliss didn't set out to be an actor, but her dream of becoming a ballerina abruptly came to an end when she was diagnosed with lupus. She shares her inspirational story of hitting rock bottom and having to get back up, choose a new dream, and keep going.

13 MIN3 days ago
Comments
When your body can't keep up with your dreams