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Childhood obesity: the latest thinking on how to make a difference
An Australian-led, international research study reviewed more than 100 dietary interventions for children and adolescents living with obesity to investigate which approaches were most effective in improving dietary intake. We discuss the results.
On the trail of the Kate Kelly story
Author and artist Rebecca Wilson has spent the past ten years researching the enigmatic story of Kate Kelly, Ned Kelly's younger sister.
Why house prices are on the rise again and won't be dropping anytime soon
The latest figures show Australian house prices are in the midst of one of the strongest growth phases on record, and that means if you're looking to buy a home at the moment, you'll be hard pressed to get one at the price you were hoping to pay. So why is that, and what can be done about it?
Talkback: learning from the Royal Commission into Aged Care
On Friday, the Aged Care Royal Commission handed its findings to the Federal Government and the final report will be publicly released today. If you've had experience of residential aged care, today on Life Matters, we're asking what you're hoping the royal commission will recommend.
Too Hard Basket: the culture clash, how to help a migrant friend establish himself in the film industry
Your friend migrated to Australia with a high level of experience in the largest film industry in the world. They have been unable to get work. You have noticed that much of their work is stylistically very different to what is made in the Australian market.
At what point do you as a friend and colleague step in? Can you suggest that their style, while being highly valued in their home culture, is not valued here?
Corryong: the fire affected town that's learning to feed itself
Thirteen months ago, the north east corner of Victoria was beset by out of control bushfires, part of the same fire pattern that raged up and down the east coast of Australia.
Out of that disaster has sprung a community led revolution which could provide solutions for all of us facing food insecurity in times of need.