50 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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    • Relationships
    • 3.8 • 5 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.

    The cost of childcare, market gardening after bushfires, cross-cultural style

    The cost of childcare, market gardening after bushfires, cross-cultural style

    Could cheaper childcare help the COVID-19 recovery, community led market gardening after natural disasters, and how to have conversations about cultural styles.

    • 54 min
    Teaching consent, Liz's reptilian confession, making adult friends

    Teaching consent, Liz's reptilian confession, making adult friends

    Is it time to look more closely at how consent is taught, both at home and in schools? Liz reveals a childhood guilt she's been carrying most of her life, and making friends and rekindling relationships when you're in middle age.

    • 54 min
    International students, pets in rental properties and gaming and health

    International students, pets in rental properties and gaming and health

    Are we at risk of losing international university students to other countries, permanently? Plus a world-first study looks at the barriers to people having pets when they're renting, and we find out what happens to the brain and the body when we sit.

    • 54 min
    Vaccine rollout in aged care, kid reporters and 'the husband poisoners'

    Vaccine rollout in aged care, kid reporters and 'the husband poisoners'

    Understanding how informed consent will work as the vaccine rolls out in aged care, giving kids media literacy by teaching them to break the news themselves and the chilling story of the World War Two suburban Sydney wives who killed.

    • 54 min
    What happens when news is removed from your feed

    What happens when news is removed from your feed

    It has been several days since Facebook blocked Australians from accessing news content via its platform and many users are noticing that their feed looks very different now. Are habits changing too? Listeners share how this move has affected on the way they consume news, while we look at the bigger picture.

    • 54 min
    The cost of losing regional events to COVID-19, walking around Australia, when your boss is a conspiracy theorist

    The cost of losing regional events to COVID-19, walking around Australia, when your boss is a conspiracy theorist

    The community cost of losing regional events in the age of COVID-19, a father and son journey around Australia on foot, what to do when your boss believes in conspiracies.

    • 54 min

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