Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

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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What life was like for one Aboriginal man after the frontier wars

Harry 'Bunda' Darlow was from the Dalby district, on Queensland's Darling Downs, west of Brisbane. While many of his countrymen were pushed off their land, herded onto trains and sent to missions, Bunda's relationship with a wealthy woolgrower and Queensland MP meant that he was able to stay on Wakka Wakka country.



Talkback: 'Covidiots' and the power of polarisation

What's driving people to film themselves refusing to wear face masks, or arguing with police and shop assistants? And how can we navigate conversations around COVID-19 without the battlelines being drawn?



Weekend Life Matters: beyond reasonable doubt, there's a zoo in my poo, the last lighhouse keeper

What happens when the criminal justice system fails in due process, a new book uses poo jokes to educate on the need to enrich our guts, and John Cook writes about his life as a last lighthouse keeper.



Too Hard Basket: my partner's adult daughter is always texting him when we are together and I'm fed up

You and your partner, both widowed, have adult children and grandchildren. You don't live together but get together on weekends for outings. His daughter has a habit of contacting him when she knows he is with you. You find her intrusions inconsiderate, rude and annoying - both on her part and his - because he invariably responds immediately. You would have no problem with matters of importance but you're utterly fed up with their texting about trivial things...



Sporty Fitness Challenge: Exercise, disability and back pain

It's estimated that between 70 and 90 per cent of us experience lower back pain in our lives. That pain can be a real obstacle to exercising. So what's the way forward?



Is our COVID-19 response giving the most vulnerable a seat at the table?

Some policy advisors are advocating for a different approach to dealing with the crisis, beyond the current debates of suppression versus elimination, and health versus the economy. They say the pandemic is a 'wicked problem' - one with no easy answer, and that we can't purely rely on health and medical advice to solve it.



Online program helps parents support teen mental health

The teenage years can be tough but COVID-19 has made it even harder, profoundly affecting schooling, travel and social interactions. Many teenagers are struggling to cope. Now an online tool has been developed to help parents to support their teenagers.



One of Australia's last lighthouse keepers remembers his time on the islands of Tasmania

John Cook, one of Australia's longest serving lighthouse keepers, takes us into his former world of isolation and solitude.



The decade of lost wage growth

A new report from the Productivity Commission shows young jobseekers bore the brunt of Australia's competitive job market after the Global Financial Crisis. As many young people are again pushed into unemployment, could history repeat itself during this recession?



These poo jokes could improve the health of your family

"Did you know there's a zoo in your poo? It needs a zoo keeper and that keeper is you..." So begins a new book which aims to reduce readers of all ages to childish giggling about our gut microbiome, and the vital role it plays in keeping us healthy, happy and alive for a good long time.