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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.

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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.

    Tough Love, the story of a boxing world champ turned lawyer

    Tough Love, the story of a boxing world champ turned lawyer

    Lovemore Ndou is a three time world champion boxer and now a practising lawyer. But it's a far cry from the world he came from, a life of extreme poverty, danger and discrimination in South Africa. He now calls Australia home.

    • 23 min
    How we'll be working in 2021 and beyond

    How we'll be working in 2021 and beyond

    If you're one of those people who began working from home during the pandemic, you're probably thinking about how you'll work this year. Some are keen to stay at home, some want to go back to the workplace full time, and others will want a combination. Welcome to the era of hybrid working.

    • 27 min
    Life in 500 Words: Gwilym makes his peace

    Life in 500 Words: Gwilym makes his peace

    When it comes to making waves in your life, sometimes it has to start with family.

    That's where it started for Gwilym Summers, in his Life in 500 Words.

    • 4 min
    Talkback: the path towards social cohesion in 2021

    Talkback: the path towards social cohesion in 2021

    How is Australia fairing when it comes to creating a more cohesive society in 2021?

    • 39 min
    What animals can teach us about adolescence

    What animals can teach us about adolescence

    Experimental, risk taking behaviour is natural for human teenagers. But is there a correlation between this human stage of adolescence and what we see in the animal world?

    • 21 min
    Splitting: what happens when we get headaches

    Splitting: what happens when we get headaches

    We all get headaches. But who knew that the different kinds of pain in our brain could be soothed through either chocolate or sex, or both?

    • 31 min

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