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Do you get what you pay for in private rehab?

Addicts desperate to wean themselves off drugs or alcohol are increasingly turning to private rehabilitation providers. But at around $30 000 a month, they are expensive, and there's an increasing concern that the sector isn't well regulated.


 2016-03-10  19m

The spectrum of genius

Melbourne’s Festival of Live Art is presenting a theatre performance where you have the opportunity to meet six young geniuses all with a different area of expertise.


 2016-03-09  13m

Can you hide online?

The extent to which every moment of our waking lives is being harvested for online data and information about us is mind boggling. Most are probably unaware or unconcerned but many people are increasingly disturbed by it, and some are prepared to go to g


 2016-03-09  15m

Invest early in children rather than play catch-up

One in five Australian children have developmental deficits. So is a universal pre-school program a key way to reduce the number of children starting school already on the back foot?


 2016-03-09  20m

Chopper cook in remote Northern Territory

What does it take to feed a pack of hungry helicopter pilots in the outback?


 2016-03-08  7m

'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.


 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?


 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.


 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.


 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'.


 2016-03-07  14m