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'Take your noisy child and move out': living in an apartment with a family.


Australian families are changing the way they are living: less McMansions and more apartment blocks. This means more noise for your neighbour.


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 2016-03-08  17m
 
 

Where will our future tradies come from?


Apprenticeship and traineeship numbers are down according to the latest figures. So does vocational education need a makeover?


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 2016-03-08  26m
 
 

Should we put a tax on soft drinks?


How might a sugary drinks tax work in the aim of reducing the obesity problem in Australia.


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 2016-03-07  12m
 
 

Having it her way: Claire Weekes revealed


It’s International Women’s Day today, and RN’s celebrating with a series of audio portraits of Australian women who did things pretty much their own way. Today, the story of Claire Weekes.


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 2016-03-07  12m
 
 

International Women's Day: scientist Claire Weekes defines anxiety


Based in her own experiences, scientist Claire Weekes was one of the earliest developers of 'mindfulness'.


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 2016-03-07  14m
 
 

What do you do if your workplace is too white?


While one in four Australians were born overseas, the people who own most powerful jobs in Australia in places like our parliament, our universities and the media are still overwhelmingly white people of a certain age.


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 2016-03-07  25m
 
 

If you are the one - inside the Chinese dating show


If you are the one is a Chinese Dating Show that has become a global sensation.


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 2016-03-06  14m
 
 

How's Ballarat coping?


Since 2015, the town of Ballarat has rallied behind the survivors of horrific child sexual abuse in Catholic schools in the town the 1970s and 80s.


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 2016-03-06  20m
 
 

Better language skills - the Quaker's Hill experiment


How to address poor language skills in 5 year olds - the 'Quaker's Hill" experiment.


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 2016-03-06  18m
 
 

The vexed issue of kangaroo culling


Up to five million kangaroos are legally culled in Australia each year, with their meat sent to more than 50 countries around the world.


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 2016-03-03  13m