Life Matters - Full program podcast podcast

Life Matters - Full program podcast

ABC Radio

Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

50 Episoden

  • Life Matters - Full program podcast podcast

    How to combat a sedentary lifestyle and a rambunctious four-legged flatmate

    54:38

    How do you find the motivation and time to exercise if you've been inactive for a while? Plus, not all kids are returning to swimming lessons and swim educators say that's a problem. And what do you do when your flatmate's new dog begins to encroach on your life?
  • Life Matters - Full program podcast podcast

    Vaccine mandate futures and overcoming the 'loyalty tax'

    54:35

    From February 1st 2022, the Austrian government will make covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all their citizens, the first country in Europe to do so. So what is the future of covid-19 vaccine mandates in this country? Plus we take your calls on how you've overcome inertia of a 'loyalty tax' in shopping for better deals on loans, insurance, and other financial contracts.
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    Making a mo-hair suit and disability and employment

    54:36

    Advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done to remove barriers to employment for those living with disability, we explore some of the actions that could help. Plus how to 'move on' when you know you've already invested too much in something or someone, and why one woman made a suit from men's moustache hair.
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    Skin cancer action, migrant women in business and online mentoring

    54:34

    New research shows many of us still don't include sun protection in our daily routine. Is it time for the next Slip, Slop, Slap campaign? Also, meet the founder of a nation-wide network of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds aiming to secure their futures through business. And how can 15 minutes of mentoring per week improve student happiness?
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    The role of independents in Australia’s political system

    54:34

    There is a long and proud history of independent politicians playing a part in this country’s parliaments. But is this an effective form of representation for voters and does it end up getting the results people are looking for when they vote these candidates in? Life Matters speaks to the experts and we hear from listeners about their past and future voting patterns around independents.
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    Waste as a resource, sustainability on a plate and the regifting gaffe

    54:38

    Veena Sahajwalla, Inventor and 2022 NSW Australian of the Year, on turning to waste as a solution to the climate crisis. Plus, creating sustainability through what we eat. And what can you do when a pair of silk pillowcases becomes the unwanted prize in an instance of regifting gone wrong?
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    When children go missing, Majak Daw reflects on football, how to avoid greenwashing

    54:36

    When children go missing the impact on family and community can be profound, Majak Daw reflects back on his career as the first African born player to play professional AFL, and how to separate real sustainability from what's becoming rampant 'greenwashing'.
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    Treating COVID-19 at home and being single

    54:34

    Almost 200,000 people have contracted COVID-19 in Australia, and many of them haven't been treated in hospital. So what kind of monitoring and care will you get if you catch COVID? Plus your experiences of living a single life, and what you enjoy about it.
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    Boosting immigration, edible plants and Kaz Cooke

    54:34

    As worker shortages bite across Australia, is a boost to immigration the answer? Kaz Cooke on the history of bad and bonkers advice to women, and we meet the creator of the world's biggest plant compendium.
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    Have you been thinking about leaving your job?

    54:26

    Overseas, there has been a spike in people changing jobs, in a movement that has been called the 'Great Resignation'. While there are some signs that Australia could go the same way, experts remain undecided about whether this same trend will occur here. Listeners join Life Matters to discuss the role that work plays in their lives and whether they have been considering resigning from their job.

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