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Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across the state, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

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    • Society & Culture

Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across the state, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

    Loneliness on the rise during coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria

    Loneliness on the rise during coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria

    There is a rise in 18 to 25 year olds experiencing loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic, so how can communities work together to combat loneliness?

    • 1 hr
    Regional towns 'divided' whether to allow Melburnians visit during school holidays

    Regional towns 'divided' whether to allow Melburnians visit during school holidays

    "We’ve had barely any impact from COVID-19 directly here. There’s just a bit of panic that people coming from other areas may bring it in and affect the town," said Yarrawonga Holiday Park manager Michelle Driscoll

    • 1 hr
    It's been 10 years since Victoria had a new national park, so should there be more?

    It's been 10 years since Victoria had a new national park, so should there be more?

    It's been 10 years since the last national park in Victoria was declared, which was the Barmah National Park on the Victorian/New South Wales border.

    • 1 hr
    Nicotine ban set to change vapers' smoking habits

    Nicotine ban set to change vapers' smoking habits

    Medical experts have supported a ban on the importation of nicotine e-cigarettes, but many users are concerned it'll lead them back to smoking traditional cigarettes.

    • 1 hr
    'CFA has become a puppet of Government': Reactions to Victoria's new fire service

    'CFA has become a puppet of Government': Reactions to Victoria's new fire service

    CFA Acting Chief Garry Cook says 'there are still matters to work through' but that he's confident CFA and Fire Rescue Victoria will be able to work together.

    • 1 hr
    'It's made the invisible, visible': Where to for the Black Lives Matter movement?

    'It's made the invisible, visible': Where to for the Black Lives Matter movement?

    What does systematic and social change look like? Defunding Police, raising the criminal age to 14, and educating people about Victoria's First Nations History are some suggestions.

    • 1 hr

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