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
    • 3.9 • 20 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 housing bubble, Ned Kelly's sister and tackling childhood obesity

    The housing bubble, Ned Kelly's sister and tackling childhood obesity

    Why are house prices on the rise in the midst of a pandemic? Who was Ned Kelly's sister? And, could some innovative thinking help tackle childhood obesity?

    • 54 min
    How to build a better aged care system

    How to build a better aged care system

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care heard damning evidence of woeful inadequacies in the system designed to look after our older Australians. As we get ready to read the fine detail of the report, already tabled with the Federal Government, we hear about the changes you think are necessary to make aged care homes safe and dignified places to live.

    • 54 min
    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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

incognito82 ,

Life does matter

This podcat is categorized "kids & family" and I found this misleading. I expected to hear about raising children, parenting issues, etc. But it is so much more and better. It's really about what matters in life through convesations. I love this show.

Samantha122 ,

Thought-provoking and thoughtful

The issues covered in this podcast are relevant to all of us, even outside of Australia, and coverage is thorough. The host creates a real community and treats subjects with intellect and compassion. I wish we had a similar program in the U.S.

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