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Are Australian men still not allowed to have emotions?
How a "harden up" mentality might still be making it tough for Australian men to open up about their emotions. Also, how to work out if you're paying too much for life insurance through your super. And, finding freedom through disappointment.
50 years of delivering babies
Trailblazing obstetrician, Caroline De Costa was instrumental in the fight for women's reproductive rights, both here in Australia, and in Ireland. She'll tell us what's changed about the way we have babies in the past fifty years, and what's in our future too. Plus Amal Awad on her exploration of 'New Age' philosophies and the people who practise them.
How average is your income?
Why are we so terrible at guessing other people's incomes? We take a deep dive into how much the average Australian makes. Plus, dancers share the importance of putting people with differently-abled bodies in the spotlight. And is gifting flowers to your employees for Mother's Day discriminating against others?
Where do we work and play now? Analysing the corrosive nature of hate crime, Yasmin Poole on the next wave of feminism
One city, many centres. Is that how we'll operate in our capitals post pandemic? New research uncovers the disturbing ripples of support for hate crime in our local communities, and young feminist activist Yasmin Poole on what challenges her generation faces.
Medicare schedule fee changes may bite and how to be frugal
How much you pay for medical procedures in private hospitals is set to change from July 1 following a review. But the industry say they were only given six weeks notice to implement the changes, and consumers could be left wondering what their out of pocket costs may be. Plus comedian Nazeem Hussain hosts this season of The Pineapple Project, and it's all about how to be more frugal.
When will uni life get back to normal?
For many Australians, life has been returning back to normal this year, but, for uni students, it all feels "very 2020". What could help students get the most out of this year? Plus how Australians feel about organ donation. And, the pros and cons of telehealth.