Guest host Tristram Peters speaks to humanitarian engineer Huy Nguyen, who is using innovative technologies to change perceptions around disability. Plus, after a difficult year, what is needed to ensure community sport clubs thrive in 2021? And Eliza Hull asks, where did the word 'disability' come from?
Are laws against coercive control a good idea, or should we be better at including these behaviours when we address family violence? Plus what to look out for when you're offered the option to buy now and pay later at the checkout, and Wil Wiemann explores what could be done to make travel more accessible for those who live with a disability.
With the Victorian Government moving to ban school banking programs next year, could other states follow suit? Plus, how one charity op shop is supporting homeless women in the workplace. And Mandy McCracken on finding joy and coming to terms with her disability.
Menopause is a well-known part of life for women as they get older. But its symptoms can still be unexpected and extremely unpleasant. Listeners share their experiences and experts share their advice on this stage of life. Plus, the introduction of audio description across some television shows is enabling many more people to access to TV as a form of entertainment.
QR codes allow contact tracers to do their job, but where is our data stored, and who can access it? We pull apart the complexities of retirement, uncover the stress of pet owning when you're older, and find a house that can up stumps and leave no trace.
The challenge of getting Australians home for Christmas, how spending has changed in the lead up to the festive season, and what to do when your friend acts unethically.
What happens to your data after you scan a QR code in a store or restaurant? Plus, how to plan for your retirement. And the difficult conversations African migrants are forced to have with their children about race.
A panel of 20 year-olds reflect on the issues that matter to them, and their hopes for the future. Plus how we can keep pets in the lives of older people and an innovative and sustainable housing idea.
How does the Brereton report on Australian war crimes fit within a culture of idolisation and combat heroism? Plus, Gallery owner Tim Olsen reflects on his childhood and relationship with his famous father. And how AI could save us from superbugs in hospital.
What do you remember from the past 20 years? For some, Julia Gillard becoming Australia’s first female Prime Minister is an important event, for others, it is the advent of the smartphone or the rise of social media giants. Whether it is the walk for reconciliation across the Sydney Habour Bridge or the events of September 11, 2001, everyone has a key memory from this century.
The Productivity Commission says we must act now to support the mental health of our school children, why HIIT (high intensity interval training) makes sense for all age groups and fitness levels, the benefits of writing a will, and a new documentary reveals the obsessive life of a Batman collector.
How to tackle the pitfalls of hotel quarantine, spending iso in Antarctica, and what to do when you have a competitive family member.
The Productivity Commission has called for the wellbeing of school children to be prioritised. So, what role can schools play? Plus, why is sleep deprivation seen as a marker of masculinity? And what increased device time means for your child’s exposure to advertisements promoting junk food, alcohol and gambling.
An outbreak in hotel quarantine has put the future of a pilot program for bringing back international students in jeopardy. Plus how to make a will, and the benefits of high-intensity interval training.
The Victorian Government has announced a multi-billion-dollar social housing spend, but can a project of that scale work as a job creation strategy? And will other states follow suit? Plus, Sue and Saroo Brierly reflect on what makes a family. And journey inside a suburban Batcave.
Many travellers have been battling to get full refunds from cancelled holidays this year. But now that Australia seems to have COVID largely under control, are you thinking about making summer travel plans? Listeners discuss how the pandemic has changed the way they book and where they plan to go into the future.
Is there evidence that COVID has reversed our drift to the cities? How dogs view us, making waves with yourself, and getting the protein balance right in older age.
Willl JobMaker create long term and sustainable jobs, what downsizers are looking for, and what can you do when you suspect your partner has dementia.
With some businesses considering the benefits of employees working from home, and stories of families making a tree change, what will COVID-19 mean for our cities and regional centres? Plus, how Dee rebuilt her life after being stalked for 15 years. And why mobs of wallabies now call Britain home.
Will President-elect Joe Biden's pledge to sign the United States back up to the Paris Agreement on climate change affect climate action here in Australia? Plus why calorie restricted diets and intermittent fasting can be harmful for people over 65, and implementing Indigenous fire practices ahead of the bushfire season.
The bush food industry is growing, but little is produced by Indigenous Australians. Those in the hospitality and not-for-profit sectors explain the importance of sourcing ingredients from Indigenous-owned suppliers. Plus, how circus life paved a family’s path to freedom during the Holocaust. And can your dog understand you?
This year has been especially tough on healthcare workers, who have been at the frontline of dealing with the pandemic. At the beginning of World Kindness Week, listeners share their stories of experiencing compassion and gentleness in the healthcare system, and we hear from those working within the system to help promote a kinder workplace.
The upbringing of a Victoria Cross decorated soldier, how dog poo may have compost potential for our gardens, the vexed issue of who pays for what in relationships, and the everyday people quietly making others' lives bearable.
What impact the US election result will have on us, making waves at a meatworks, and what to do when someone cuts your grass without asking.
With the US election still too close to call, what lessons can Australia take from a campaign marred by division? Plus, what obligations do suppliers have to ensure products are safe before they are sold? And can dog poo be used in compost?
With some states set to introduce, or vote on, voluntary assisted dying laws, what lessons can we take from Victoria, the only jurisdiction where people with a terminal illness can seek assistance to die? Plus, how to manage money within a relationship. And meet the extraordinary heroes next door.
Growing up rough on a Queensland bush property was the perfect training for Daniel Keighran VC's career in the military. Plus how a chance encounter helped make the end of an older man's life richer and more fulfilling.
Now that the pandemic is much more under control, many Australians are heading out and adjusting to “COVID normal”. This means some of the things that you used to be able to do freely, like eating out, exercising at gyms and even visiting other people’s places, are allowable, but with restrictions, which could remain in place for some time.
Officially, more than 34,000 Australians are trying to fly home. Whether they'll make it by Christmas seems unlikely. Waiting for a gene test can be very difficult. How being poor changes your view of money forever, and the history of how we made a weekend.
How to plan for natural disasters in the future, the history of Halloween candy, and what to do when an old friend tracks you down but you're not interested in rekindling the friendship.
With over 30,000 Australians stuck overseas, how will this massive backlog be cleared to bring everyone home in time for Christmas? Plus, supporting birth mothers as a volunteer doula. And how the weekend was won.
With some restrictions in Melbourne easing, could outdoor dining and new technology be the key to keeping patrons safe and allowing businesses to remain commercially viable? Plus, designing cemeteries as public spaces for those on the right side of the grass. And grading the ethics of fashion brands.
When agencies face public scrutiny over their balance sheets, what can we learn about ethics, entitlement and trust? Plus, author Rick Morton on his relationship with money. And tackling food waste in the kitchen.
The weather used to be one of those things that we could turn to when we ran out of things to say. But these days, the weather is part of the big conversations about our future and how a hotter, drier, more unpredictable climate will affect Australia. Listeners share their thoughts on how they discuss the weather and climate change.
Playground design needs to adapt to our hotter world, why some people need to travel for their own inner health, the pros and cons of Exchange Traded Funds, and how post COVID transport could alter our communities for the better
Long hours of work is a relatively recent phenomenon, so how can we redesign our society to find greater balance? Anthropologist James Suzman takes us through the history of work from the 'San' people of Southern Africa through to the present day, and argues that now is the perfect time to redesign the way we work. Plus, what makes a bad boss?
What lessons can we take from commuting less and walking more as we look ahead to a post-coronavirus future? Plus, how quickly do we get used to extreme weather? And Lisa Pellegrino on finding connection and community in Darwin quarantine.
With three quarters of tenants dipping into their savings or taking out loans to get by, has this year’s recession exacerbated the financial divide between renters and homeowners? Plus, how you can invest in ETFs. And what a child born in 2020 will face as a 30-year-old.
Australian school yards can get as hot as 60 degrees Celsius in extreme summer temperatures, so what's the key to beating the heat in playgrounds? Plus, the joy of chasing a meaningful travel experience. And Melbourne author Mark Brandi on the lure of fast money.
Victoria is beginning to ease its hotly contested lockdown restrictions, just as many parts of Europe have been plunged back into crisis because of COVID-19. As cases continue to pop up around Australia, listeners and infectious diseases experts share their thoughts on how we should balance opening up the economy with the need to keep as many people as possible safe.
Music therapy for dementia patients can be powerful, however there must be safeguards. Bushwalking used to be a health pursuit. Now it's a multi million dollar tourism strategy. Fuzzy Trojan takes on his state government landlord, what superannuation reform means for us, and a stood down Qantas pilot finds new work on a farming machine.
Oz Harvest founder Ronni Kahn reflects on how she found her life's passion, how to rate muesli, and what to do when someone at a cafe has their phone on speaker.
With exhaustion on the rise during the pandemic, how much responsibility do employers have to support the mental health of their workers? Plus, what should you do if your adult children ask for financial help? And how Indigenous-led early childcare centres are creating welcoming spaces for children to thrive.
A young woman shares the challenges and unexpected benefits of being a carer during the pandemic. Plus, how a stood down Qantas pilot found work in a different cockpit, much closer to the ground. And the research project working to identify possible treatments to combat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
With a super fund comparison tool in the pipeline, how will next year's superannuation reforms affect you? Plus, the surprising history of bushwalking, and the best practice guidelines for using music to make a difference for those living with dementia.
Treasury has revealed that Australia’s population is expected to be around 26 million by 2022, which is one million fewer people than originally thought. Many will welcome the notion of fewer people accessing roads, other infrastructure and critical services, but could this demographic change lead to new problems? Listeners share their thoughts on Australia’s population. Plus, one man shares his story of taking on his landlord and winning.
How many times do I have to ask...? Sound familiar? There are lots of reasons why parents don't make their kids do chores. Children can be bad at cleaning and the nagging to get them to do things can often seem like torture. In this special bonus episode of the ABC's Parental As Anything podcast, the host, Maggie Dent, talks to Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of How to Raise an Adult. They both give great tips on how to get kids to tackle chores (without the nagging!).
A hit podcast and now book prove adults love bedtime stories, renowned singer Stan Walker opens up about his difficult upbringing and genetic burden for cancer, a photographer takes what he calls door-traits and Richard Glover gets under his dog's skin in a new collection of musings.
Could new methods of contract tracing assist us in keeping COVID-19 at bay, how to break up with friends, and dealing with unwelcome intrusions from the child next door.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced nearly $6 billion for mental health initiatives in this year’s Federal Budget. So why are some mental health professionals saying it's a missed opportunity? Plus, how one photographer documented the coronavirus pandemic from a distance. And Richard Glover shares the wisdom of his kelpie, Clancy.