250 episodes

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

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 386 Ratings

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

    Life Matters

    Life Matters

    With Science Week upon us, we look at why our mistrust of science is on the rise and we hear from photographer Richard Crawley and his son James whose new film explores their complicated relationship.

    The beauty, controversy and place of public art

    The beauty, controversy and place of public art

    Due to its visibility, public art has a lot to get right. But while some masterpieces are universally loved, others have found themselves at the centre of furious debate over the purpose and intended audience of the work. What is ‘good’ public art anyway?

    • 54 min
    ‘I’m 20, you can't tell me what to do anymore!’

    ‘I’m 20, you can't tell me what to do anymore!’

    It can be challenging to adjust your parenting style as your children grow up, especially as they move from adolescence to early adulthood. And in the Too Hard Basket, a new grandma joins the family.

    • 54 min
    Retiring when inflation is high, and resetting your relationship

    Retiring when inflation is high, and resetting your relationship

    Is high inflation ruining your hopes of retirement? Financial advisor Marc Bineham says it doesn’t have to. And is your childhood baggage be ruining your relationship? Maybe it’s time for a reset.

    • 54 min
    Referendums, hair loss and nude tourists behaving badly

    Referendums, hair loss and nude tourists behaving badly

    Australians haven't passed many referendums in our history. What's behind that, and how might the Indigenous Voice vote be different? Plus, tips for dealing with hair loss and how not to embarrass yourself on your overseas travels.

    • 54 min
    Examining the trustworthiness of public trustees, the power of healing with Archie Roach, and my dad, the farmer

    Examining the trustworthiness of public trustees, the power of healing with Archie Roach, and my dad, the farmer

    Public trustees are statutory bodies, which take control when people can't manage their own financial affairs, but the ABC's Anne Connolly has discovered some areas of concern when it comes to how these bodies operate. Also, a tribute to Archie Roach, his music and his work on truth, treaty and reconciliation. And, writer Sam Vincent on his experience of taking over his family farm.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

Sandy in the Valley ,

Life Matters

This is the first time I have returned to Life Matters. Hilary is terrific and I will now be tuning in more often. Michael continues to be warm and wonderful. Great move RN.

Save the Climate ,

Great current topics warmly covered!

This is a wonderful program. It has lots of good information on a very wide range of subjects and the experts interviewed are fantastic. I like the human element that is introduced by the people who ring in and also some of the topics covered. The issues covered are usually very alive in the community and so it is a great service.

And from that you will have also gathered that there is a lot of variety in what is presented on this program. Thanks Hilary and Michael!

MsNicolaMarie ,

Sending some Aussie love!

Hello from Australia! Love your podcast, makes my commute to work awesome . Thank you! ❤️

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