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English, Interview, 1 season, 804 episodes, 6 days, 13 hours, 47 minutes
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Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across the state, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.
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What if there was no youth crime?

What leads young people into the hands of the law, and what can be done to stop it happening?  Target Zero is a long-term program aiming to stop kids entering the criminal justice system.
7/24/202452 minutes, 57 seconds
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Home schooling is on the rise

After everyone's experience of COVID pandemic lockdowns, you might have thought we'd had enough of teaching our children at home.  But home schooling is on the rise in Victoria.
7/23/202452 minutes, 46 seconds
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Better help for victim survivors of domestic abuse

What real help do women need when they are trying to recover and rebuild their lives safely — from therapy and counselling to learning how to use internet banking, find a safe home or re-enter the workforce?
7/22/202453 minutes, 45 seconds
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The good soil: regenerative agriculture

Today the Conversation Hour team gets some dirt under their nails investigating regen ag. How does it work? Who does (and doesn't) it work for?  And isn't this focus on soil health something all good farmers have in common?
7/19/202453 minutes, 28 seconds
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What does the path to becoming an Olympian really look like?

Do you need parents with deep pockets for a chance at Olympic glory?  And what if you don't live in a major city?  Who gets to be an Australian Olympian?
7/18/202451 minutes, 12 seconds
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Living close to industry

Do you live a suburb or town alongside factories and industrial development?  Is that safe?
7/17/202452 minutes, 39 seconds
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The fight against forever chemicals

These chemicals do not break down in the environment and have been linked cancers, reduced kidney functions and other negative health outcomes. 
7/16/202450 minutes, 23 seconds
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Can music heal?

Music therapy is included as an allied health service that participants can access using NDIS funding.
7/15/202453 minutes, 20 seconds
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Do we need a new campaign to combat littering?

According to Keep Australia Beautiful, approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste becomes litter in Australia each year. 
7/12/202452 minutes, 17 seconds
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What is culturally informed healthcare?

Advocates in the field agree that infusing cultural understanding and practice into the healthcare system is crucial to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  
7/11/202449 minutes, 18 seconds
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Should fashion labels cater for all people?

The decision from fashion label Witchery to rebrand and re-release its new collection was met with a mixed reception. 
7/10/202450 minutes, 3 seconds
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How do we attract more people to take up apprenticeships?

New data shows there has been a significant drop in the number of people enrolling into apprenticeships, leaving employers overstretched and understaffed. 
7/9/202447 minutes, 8 seconds
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What role should tiny homes play in our community?

Once a fringe enterprise, tiny homes are now a popular housing alternative.  
7/8/202451 minutes, 40 seconds
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How has our economic context changed the university experience?

For prospective students, there is plenty to consider before committing to university. 
7/5/202450 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is there a better way to support local news outlets?

Local news outlets have been struggling ever since the revenue stream from classified ads largely dried up once the internet and social media arrived.
7/4/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why is Victoria running out of gas?

The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned of an immediate gas supply risk.  
7/3/202448 minutes, 32 seconds
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The perpetual appeal of surf culture

According to new research, surfing injects almost $3 billion dollars into the Australian economy each year.
7/2/202448 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to simplify healthcare

So often access to treatment or medicine is hidden behind a convoluted system of referrals and waitlists. 
7/1/202445 minutes, 53 seconds
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How do we balance opportunity and punishment in the prison system?

Australia’s first national prison newspaper, About Time, will be launched soon, providing a place for people to share stories and build connections. 
6/28/202451 minutes, 57 seconds
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Could we all benefit from more sensory rooms?

The Conversation Hour looks at why these spaces are a winning idea for so many people and why its worthwhile for everyone to seek out calm surrounds.
6/27/202449 minutes, 32 seconds
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The rise of generative AI

Artificial intelligence has been part of our everyday lives for the past decade, but generative AI is a newer and emerging field.  
6/25/202449 minutes, 12 seconds
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How does alcohol contribute to family violence?

Recent studies have found a correlation between alcohol consumption and incidents of domestic homicide. 
6/24/202450 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is society set up for couples?

The Conversation Hour team explores the ways in which single people can be made to feel as those they're living outside the margins of normal society. 
6/21/202448 minutes, 42 seconds
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How a change of season can affect your sleep

Recent research suggests that humans need more deep sleep in the winter than in other seasons. 
6/20/202451 minutes, 34 seconds
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The evergreen relevance of the Country Women's Association

The Country Women's Association has been a crucial cog in many regional communities for more than 100 years. 
6/19/202452 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why is it difficult to make friends as an adult?

The research tells us we have a much more difficult time of making and retaining good mates later in life.
6/18/202450 minutes, 40 seconds
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What is wrong with our food system?

Producers are finding it difficult to compete with cheaper foreign products and are often at the whim of large distributors or supermarkets.    
6/17/202450 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why has respect for retail workers declined?

Retail staff used to be held in the highest regard, but now research shows workers are facing regular abuse and mistreatment.
6/13/202448 minutes, 43 seconds
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What can other cultures teach us about grieving?

In many cultures around the world, how you grieve and celebrate the life of the dead is far more complex and ongoing. 
6/12/202449 minutes, 23 seconds
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What is the true cost of being a carer?

They’re sometimes referred to as 'invisible second patients' due to the physical, emotional and financially draining aspects of the responsibility. 
6/11/202452 minutes, 3 seconds
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Do 13-year-olds need protection from social media?

Child advocates, health professionals and even the prime minister are in full support of the campaign to raise the minimum age for social media use from 13 to 16 years of age. 
6/7/202452 minutes, 15 seconds
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When does a town stop being a town?

When the smallest of communities start to lose their essential services, how do they recover? 
6/6/202449 minutes, 17 seconds
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How we can support fringe sports

For less popular sports such as squash, lacrosse, softball and many others, it can be tough to get by with minimal resources. 
6/5/202450 minutes, 40 seconds
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What does it take to become a professional musician today?

Victoria has long held a reputation for being a supportive and vibrant environment for the indie music scene. 
6/4/202451 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is cryptocurrency a credible investment option?

Rather than fade away after the periods of enforced lockdown, digital currency trading and advertising has continued to grow. 
6/3/202452 minutes, 17 seconds
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Can you teach a love of reading?

Not everyone is so naturally drawn to grabbing something off the bookcase and getting lost in the narrative. 
5/31/202451 minutes, 15 seconds
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How disadvantage can affect your chances of employment

The Conversation Hour team explored how age, disability, mental health and more can factor into your chances of getting that gig.  
5/30/202451 minutes, 19 seconds
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Would you open your home to someone in need?

While the government and industry leaders scramble for solutions, others are looking around at what they have and deciding to share.
5/29/202449 minutes, 38 seconds
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Should we ditch the traditional grass lawn?

From our backyards, to nature strips, median strips, parks and recreation reserves, that expanse of green space has a special place in most of our hearts. 
5/28/202450 minutes, 59 seconds
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A stroke can affect anybody, no matter your age

While it’s more common in old age, around 10 per cent of strokes happen in people under the age of 45 – and that number is rising.
5/27/202450 minutes, 42 seconds
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How do we retain umpires in community sport?

With umpires facing regular abuse, low pay and a lack of training, many local competitions are struggling to sustain a healthy number of officials. 
5/24/202450 minutes, 2 seconds
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Should junk food dependency be considered an addiction?

Scientists are calling for junk food addiction to be considered a treatable, chronic medical disease.
5/23/202451 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is learning a foreign language still worth the effort?

The vast majority of Australians opt out of learning a foreign language once they reach the tail end of high school. Is that a mistake? 
5/22/202450 minutes, 3 seconds
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How do we boost volunteer numbers in the SES and CFA?

With several inactive units due to a lack of volunteers, both the SES and CFA are seeking more people to lend a hand. 
5/21/202453 minutes, 25 seconds
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‘It’s not all sadness’: How to cope when a child enters palliative care

Death is a not a topic which we usually associate with children, but it's a reality that affects families everyday. 
5/20/202453 minutes, 39 seconds
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What will help stamp out homophobia in sport?

The rate of LGBTIQA+ people participating in community sport is 30 per cent lower than the general public. 
5/17/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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How are gymfluencers affecting young men?

Experts warn the nature and sheer volume of gymfluencer content is creating a new wave of young men struggling to live up to unrealistic standards of how their body should look. 
5/16/202450 minutes, 52 seconds
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What happens when cancer research funding is cut?

This is the second consecutive year that funding toward medical research has been reduced in Victoria. 
5/15/202451 minutes, 13 seconds
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Spotlight on Werribee

On this episode, Richelle Hunt and Bronwen O'Shea explore the challenges and opportunities of this suburb on the rise. 
5/14/202451 minutes, 12 seconds
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What is driving up the cost of olive oil?

Currently supermarkets are experiencing shortfalls in many brands which is driving up prices. 
5/13/202451 minutes, 48 seconds
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Does school expulsion work?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore the difficult and complex issue of school expulsion and delve into what it is to balance the well-being of the school community against that of the student being expelled.
5/10/202449 minutes, 39 seconds
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Would you like to see your neighborhood on the movie screen?

What does it mean to see your local town or suburb on screen? And would you agree to having a film crew come and shoot in hour home? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss why local film making matters.
5/9/202452 minutes, 44 seconds
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What real estate agents want you to know about their profession

Recent issues such as underquoting has left some asking if they can really trust real estate agents, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore what it means to be an ethical agent..
5/8/202450 minutes, 38 seconds
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Are you struggling to get childcare?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss the rise of the childcare desert and what the flow on impacts to the broader community are.
5/7/202452 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is phone tracking helpful or harmful?

Phone tracking is increasingly becoming part of our lives, from parents using it to keep tabs on their kids to younger people using it to socialise, but in some instances it can be used for more insidious purposes.
5/6/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Do we need a Minister for Food?

There is evidence that a growing number of Australians cannot afford to access enough nutritious food.
5/3/202452 minutes, 29 seconds
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Youth forum on respectful relationships

We say respect starts early, so how are young people treating each other in their early and first  relationships?
5/2/202453 minutes, 2 seconds
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Exploring the gaps in dental care

Currently some people are having to wait up to 800 days to see a dentist.  
5/1/202450 minutes, 30 seconds
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What mental health support do our emergency service workers need?

Nearly 40 per cent of emergency responders are diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their life.
4/30/202452 minutes, 51 seconds
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What is a modern feminist?

Feminism is a concept that has existed for decades, yet still its definition and application is a point of public debate. The Conversation Hour Team explores what this term means and how it can be applied in our daily lives. 
4/29/202446 minutes, 2 seconds
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How much do we need to worry about concussion in sport?

A knock to the head used to be a normal part of contact sports.  But players of AFL, soccer, and rugby now recognise the long-term brain health implications, and in some cases are stepping away from the game they love.
4/26/202450 minutes, 29 seconds
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What will the Caitlin Clark effect mean for women's basketball in Australia?

It’s an exciting time for college women’s basketball, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores what it means for women’s basketball locally.
4/24/202451 minutes, 44 seconds
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Is it fair to blame baby boomers for society's woes?

Baby boomers often bear the brunt when issues of generational significance develop. But is that blame justifiable? 
4/23/202450 minutes, 2 seconds
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How do we destigmatise schizophrenia?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore what needs to happen to prevent stigma and stereotyping around schizophrenia. 
4/22/202452 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why is the onus still on women to keep themselves safe in public spaces?

There are calls for women to have the right to carry capsicum spray, but how to we move past band-aid solutions in preventing violence against women in public spaces?
4/19/202452 minutes, 3 seconds
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What happens when you are diagnosed with a rare cancer?

Being diagnosed with any form of cancer is distressing – but what happens when that cancer is rare one?
4/17/202450 minutes, 36 seconds
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What is the future of live music in Victoria?

From the rising cost of living to the impact of climate change, in this edition of The Conversation Hour we talk what needs to happen to keep music festivals and live music thriving.
4/16/202452 minutes, 39 seconds
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What is the best way to manage our mental health after a traumatic event?

How do you process witnessing and experiencing something like the horror at Bondi on Saturday afternoon? In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team look at what helps, and what the research is telling us to support someone in the days and maybe years after experiencing a traumatic event.
4/15/202450 minutes, 52 seconds
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What role can a sibling play in shaping who we are?

We hear a lot about the role our parents play in shaping our identity, but what about a sibling? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the we talk how much a sibling can influence who we become.
4/12/202450 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why are more people working a second job?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour we look at why more people are working a second job, the challenges associated with the juggle, and what you are legally obliged to tell your boss about your other work.
4/11/202451 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why kids need to understand food systems

From understanding how food is grown to the issue of food waste – in this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at why we need to educate kids about food systems.
4/10/202451 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why cash still matters

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at the broader social implications of what would happen if cash was phased out.
4/9/202450 minutes, 4 seconds
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How do we improve support and access to post-natal care?

These days the average hospital stay after giving birth is 2 to 3 days, it used to be 5-7 days. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at how we can best support mothers coming out of hospital and ensure that there is equitable access to care.
4/8/202450 minutes, 3 seconds
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Does our behaviour change when we get on planes?

As we approach the Easter holidays and many of us get ready to board flights, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss how we behave on our planes and in our airports.
3/28/202452 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why we need to talk about Gen X

Gen X is often overlooked in generation debates, so who are they, and where are they now?
3/27/202452 minutes, 27 seconds
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The changing face of op shops

Some say op shops are pricing out the people who need them the most, but are the costs a justifiable way of raising funds to support other critical ventures such as the food from soup vans? 
3/26/202451 minutes, 13 seconds
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Why are women having to wait for menopause treatments?

Menopause can have a debilitating impact on women's lives and barriers to treatment are not helping. So, why is there a global shortage and what does it say about how we treat women's health issues?
3/25/202450 minutes, 55 seconds
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How do you achieve psychological safety in sport?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk what it takes to create a welcoming and inclusive environment in sport clubs and what actually works in changing concerning behaviours.
3/22/202452 minutes, 20 seconds
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What constitutes a healthy relationship with food?

From trying to educate ourselves and do the right thing — have we created a fear around what is good and bad food and when we are allowed to eat it?
3/21/202451 minutes, 24 seconds
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What's the state of hospitality in Victoria?

In this edition of The Conversation, we throw the spotlight on the health of hospitality in Victoria. Have our cafes, restaurants and pubs recovered or are some struggling to get a foothold again? And what needs to happen to ensure a thriving industry in Victoria?
3/20/202449 minutes, 5 seconds
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Preventing gender bias in the health system

From dismissing women's pain in the medical fraternity to understanding the impact of gender bias in medical research, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at the impact of a male -centric health care system and what needs to change to ensure better health outcomes for women.
3/19/202451 minutes, 43 seconds
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What is the future of the family farm?

Orchardist Guy Gaeta has recently told a senate inquiry into supermarkets that there won't be any family farms left within 5 to 10 years, and that all that will be left are corporate farms. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss the outlook for family farms and ask whether they are still being passed down.
3/18/202451 minutes, 45 seconds
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Do we need to disincentivise big car ownership?

From safety concerns to the broader environmental impact, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look why we might need to curb our love of a big car.
3/15/202452 minutes, 2 seconds
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Preventing insomnia

We can all have a bad night's sleep but what happens if it goes on for years? In this edition of The Conversation Hour we talk insomnia, from what causes it to how to treat it.
3/13/202450 minutes, 55 seconds
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Could DIY retirement villages become a thing?

There is a small but growing movement of people who are pooling their resources with friends to create their own retirement village. 
3/12/202450 minutes, 29 seconds
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Women's migration stories through history

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we hear the stories and experiences of migrant women living in Victoria to mark International Women's Day.
3/8/202452 minutes, 32 seconds
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Has kids sport become too expensive?

From registration fees, uniforms, to petrol, when we look at the cost of living crisis, is sport the first thing to go? The implications of kids not being able to afford to play sport are wide spread and don't just impact the individual family they impact us all as a community.
3/7/202451 minutes, 55 seconds
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How do we improve our understanding and access to clinical trials?

If you were diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and offered a clinical trial, would you take it? If you wanted to be on one that wasn't offered up front would you know how to access one? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore how clinical trials work and what needs to happen to ensure there is improved equity of access. 
3/6/202451 minutes, 24 seconds
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How much do we understand about the environment we build in?

From assessing fire and flood risks to understanding the ecological impact, in this edition of The Conversation Hour, the team explore how much we really know about where we build.
3/5/202451 minutes, 35 seconds
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Food, mood and what the gut can do for the brain

What role does healthy eating play in maintaining our mental health? In this edition of The Conversation hour we meet the researches committed to understanding what food means for how we feel.
3/4/202451 minutes, 28 seconds
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Celebrating Mardi Gras and the history of LGBTQIA+ party culture

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look back at the history and evolution of LGBTQIA+ party culture and the important role these celebrations played in establishing rights and recognition.
3/1/202452 minutes, 50 seconds
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How much has changed when it comes to attitudes towards women in sport?

Over the last year only 15% of sports news, covered women's sport here locally in Victoria -so what needs to change to improve coverage?
2/29/202451 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Conversation Hour meets Elizabeth Day

Acclaimed UK author and broadcaster Elizabeth Day understands friendships, and says we need to treat them with the same level of care and respect as our romantic relationships. Elizabeth joined The Conversation Hour for a wide ranging chat about friendships and reflected on what the future of them hold with the rise of AI.
2/28/202452 minutes, 14 seconds
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Are we treating each other ok on public transport?

As we increasingly return to our workplaces and pack back into trams, trains and buses, in this edition of The Conversation Hour, we look at what it means to be civil and stay safe on public transport?
2/27/202450 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is it time to see apartments as forever homes?

As the difference between house and apartment prices increase, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team ask, do we need to do embrace apartments as forever homes?Do we need to start thinking of apartments as forever homes?
2/26/202450 minutes, 16 seconds
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If the voting age was lowered to sixteen, would it make a difference?

When we think about some of the most profound political debates of our time , what would it mean to include the vote of those that are most likely to be impacted?
2/22/202450 minutes, 19 seconds
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What would it take for Victorian towns to generate their own power?

With thousands of households still without power after the recent storms, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at whether community run power could help local communities better withstand extreme weather events.
2/21/202450 minutes, 23 seconds
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What role is your community health centre playing in keeping you well?

Community health services can play a vital role in keeping you healthy, but how many of us understand how to access them and what would better investment mean for the sector?
2/20/202449 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to talk about the aged care option

Guilt, fear and grief are just some of the emotions that may emerge when suggesting a parent might need to go into aged care. They can be big, hard conversations particularly when met with resistance or refusal. So, what are the actions and approaches we can take now to make it a little less traumatic?
2/19/202450 minutes, 42 seconds
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So, you have volunteered to be a junior coach, now what?

Have you recently put your hand up to coach a junior team but found yourself a little overwhelmed by the task at hand? Well, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team delve into a new resource that will help you get there. 
2/16/202451 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is it ok to share a glass of wine with your teenager?

Navigating how to educate young people about responsible drinking can be complex and challenging – but with new data indicating that a substantial amount of secondary school students are obtaining alcohol from their parents is it time to reassess how much we should be exposing teens to drinking?
2/15/202451 minutes, 8 seconds
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What can love letters tell us about history?

From the Australian War Memorial to Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives – in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores what role love letters play in documenting history.
2/14/202447 minutes, 46 seconds
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Would you ignore a call from your boss after hours?

A new right to disconnect law proposes that you are not obliged to respond to your employer if they contact you after hours but some might find it easier said than done.
2/13/202450 minutes, 58 seconds
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Do we need to rethink the way we teach reading?

A new Grattan Institute report has found that a third of children have reading difficulties and recommend that schools should adopt a 'structured literacy' approach. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look the vital role reading plays in adult life, why phonetics matter and what needs to happen to make a change in how we teach reading across Australia.
2/12/202451 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kid's sport is back for another year – how do you start the year right?

Kids sport is back- which means so is the life juggle of after school practice and training — and weekend matches. From establishing expectations to how you communicate with other parents in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss what matters when it comes to starting the year right.
2/9/202452 minutes, 39 seconds
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Do we need to make it easier to visit people in prison?

Research suggests that prison visitation from friends and relatives can play a significant role in reducing recidivism and visitors new to the system say it is hard to access information. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore what social connection means for rehabilitation.  
2/8/202452 minutes, 53 seconds
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Why Taylor Swift matters

Are you a late adopter to Taylor Swift? If so, what took you so long? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at the cultural phenomenon that is Taylor Swift.
2/7/202452 minutes, 35 seconds
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Living with a terminal illness

From when you tell the person you are dating about your prognosis, to being more aware of priorities to managing 'scanxiety'  - in this edition of The Conversation Hour three guests share what day to day life look like when you have a terminal illness.
2/6/202452 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to teach responsible behaviours

How we discipline children has certainly changed over the decades and in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss  how to teach children responsible behaviours and raise good kids. 
2/5/202451 minutes, 57 seconds
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What's the alternative to shopping at the supermarket?

As the ACCC investigate supermarket pricing – in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore what the alternative is to shopping at the supermarkets actually are. While farmers markets and green grocers offer another option how difficult is it to change consumer behaviour and habits?
2/2/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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How do we stop tanning culture?

There is nothing healthy about a tan, so what is the best way to educate a new generation about the dangers of tanning? In the 80s the Slip Slop Slap ad campaign was a game changer, but how much to does the power now rest with influencers?
2/1/202451 minutes, 54 seconds
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Have you had to wait a long time to get your car fixed?

Have you been to your mechanic lately only to be told there is a long wait to have any repairs done? With the uptake of electric vehicles what will the future of mechanics look like?
1/31/202451 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why there is a call for a slow flower movement

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we delve into the slow flower movement – which aims to encourage sustainable farming practices by reducing flower miles, and encourage consumers to buy from the many local small-scale producers.
1/30/202451 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why we need reduce the stigma around illegal steroid use

This year's Global Drug Survey throws a spotlight on understanding illegal steroid use. So, what are the risks, what drives people to take them and how much does stigma prevent people getting the help they need.
1/29/202444 minutes, 20 seconds
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How can we prevent road deaths

From early driver education to the condition of our regional roads, Nic Healey speaks with a range of guests on how we are best placed to prevent road deaths.
1/25/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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How do we create better access to mental health services?

A little over a year ago, the Federal Government halved the number of subsidised visits you can make to a psychologist ere are calls to re-instate the number of subsidised visits. There are also calls to reduce the gap fee. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we ask how do we make visits to mental health professions affordable and accessible?
1/24/202450 minutes, 19 seconds
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What would make the cycling commute easier and safer?

Each week, across the country, there's an activity that nearly 3.9 million Aussies share – and that's riding a bike. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what needs to change to get more people on bikes in 2024 — from infrastructure to understanding what bike is best for you.
1/23/202450 minutes, 59 seconds
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What does the future look like for regional papers?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at the health of the regional and rural paper — and what it means to the health of regional communities
1/19/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Exploring food waste innovations

From using viruses to preserve food, to utilising left over vegetables from farms enrich meals with nutrients to re-purposing bread – in this edition we explore the cutting edge innovations to prevent food waste and what we can learn from our ancestors and their observations of the natural world.
1/18/202450 minutes, 42 seconds
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So, you are thinking of changing careers?

What does it take to change careers later in life? And what support is available to help people hoping to do just that? From preventing age discrimination,  to offering better support to mature age students in this edition of The Conversation Hour we speak to the experts about what you need to do to make the leap.
1/17/202450 minutes, 42 seconds
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Have you overcome a fear of flying?

There have been some dramatic images in the media recently of airline incidents,  how much does seeing these pictures exacerbate a fear of flying?
1/16/202452 minutes, 9 seconds
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How do we make dental care affordable?

Are you working through your new year 'to-do list' ? For many of us a dental check up is on the list – but how likely are you to actually cross dental visit off the list? In this edition of The Conversation Hour Nic Healey filling in for Richelle Hunt speaks with a range of guests on how we are best placed to make dental care affordable and accessible.
1/15/202450 minutes, 58 seconds
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The challenges and rewards of running a caravan park

Caravan parks can offer an affordable holiday option, especially for those looking to holiday with the extended family — but with significant increases in insurance premiums some operators are concerned about their financial viability into the future.
12/15/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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How do we get kids back into sport?

Kids aren't playing sport as much as they used to, so what underpins this trend and how do we get young people active again? 
12/14/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why more needs to be done to support people with arthritis

There is an estimated four million people living with arthritis in Australia , it affects people of all ages, and the pain can be excruciating. So,what needs to happen to ensure that people with arthritis get the support and treatment they need?
12/13/202351 minutes, 16 seconds
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How does a parking spot impact you?

From cost, availability to accessibility in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk parking
12/12/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to talk to kids about bushfire risks

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss how to talk to kids about bushfires, from understanding the warning system to looking after their wellbeing.
12/11/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Do we place too much importance on ATAR results?

As students across Victoria nervously await the release of their ATAR results next week, The Conversation Hour looks at what options are out there for students beyond a high ATAR.
12/8/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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What does your local pub mean to your community?

As the cost of living rises so does the cost of a meal at a pub, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk the place of pubs in local communities and what it takes to keep them running.
12/7/202351 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is it ok to give pets as Christmas presents?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team talk pets at Christmas, from how to find a reputable breeder and not get scammed to why some are urging you to 'adopt — not shop' – to keeping the tinsel out of reach on Christmas Day.
12/6/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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Genetic testing can save lives but how do we ensure it accessible to all who need it and free from discrimination?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk genetic testing. While it can be a game changer in disease prevention there are concerns that it could lead to discrimination, particularly when it comes to life insurance and there are calls for greater regulation around this.
12/5/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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Combating false nutrition claims in toddler food

 Do you find toddler food confusing- do you feel like you are being health washed? 
12/4/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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Snakes: your questions answered

From protecting your pets, through to the importance of staying calm if you have been bitten – In this edition of The Conversation Hour our favourite snake experts to answer your questions.
12/1/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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How much food do you waste?

We all need to waste less, for both environmental and economic reasons and in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at how to stretch your leftovers
11/30/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Should people living with dementia be eligible for voluntary assisted dying?

It's been four years since Voluntary Assisted Dying was made legal in Victoria and some are calling for the scheme to be expanded to include people with dementia. In this edition if the Conversation Hour the team speak with a range of guests about what safeguards would need to be put in place and hear the story of someone living with dementia who explains why she would like to have access.
11/29/202353 minutes, 41 seconds
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What does it take to be a security guard?

More and more public and private businesses are hiring private security guards to try and improve safety, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at how effective this is and ask whether it potentially creates a whole new level of problems.
11/28/202347 minutes
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How do we better support GPs working in the mental health space?

Mental health related consultations are increasingly becoming a significant proportion of a GPs day and in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what needs to be done to better support GPs to do this work and whether it is indicative of a lack of access to mental health specialists more generally.
11/27/202351 minutes, 27 seconds
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ChatGPT has turned one, have you used it yet?

It's been a year since ChatGPT was launched – so how is it actually being used? From education to the health sector the team look at how the technology is being utilised and explore some of the greater concerns from bias to what it might do to our brains.
11/24/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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Do you know what your rights are if you are injured at work?

If you get injured at work or if you get sick and can not work for a period of time- do you know what to do- what your rights are? In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at how to navigate workers compensation and look at whether there is some way it can be made easier for those who need to access it.
11/23/202352 minutes, 39 seconds
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How do we educate teens on what constitutes a healthy relationship?

Recent data shows nearly one-third of Australian teenagers aged 18-19 have experienced intimate partner violence in the past year. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss how to ensure teens understand what it means to have a healthy relationship.
11/22/202353 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why finding the right words to say to someone who is grieving matters so much

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk grief and why words matter in recognising someone's loss.
11/21/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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How much does your postcode determine your health?

From access to green spaces, to even a proper footpath, in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what role infrastructure plays on our health and wellbeing
11/20/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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How much does a child's sporting opportunity depend on the school they attend?

From the sporting facilities available to where recruiters search – do private schools have an advantage of public school?
11/17/202353 minutes, 23 seconds
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Inside the SecondBite warehouse

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we take you behind the scenes at the SecondBite warehouse as part of the  ABC Gives appeal. 
11/16/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why access to art matters

Renowned artist David Bromley and his wife lawyer Yuge Bromley join The Conversation Hour to talk about importance of making art available to all. The team are also joined by music education advocate Anita Collins and Susannah Day from The Torch who discuss what it means to make art.
11/15/202353 minutes, 39 seconds
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Does our attitudes towards forever renting need to change?

Is it time to shift the dial attitudes to renting? While most Australians might hope to own their own home one day, how realistic is that now? And is it time to put stronger policy into place that support long term renting options?xploring the issues that affect all Victorians.
11/14/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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Would you like to see a change to paid parental leave for parents of premature babies?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at the importance of follow up care and support for parents after a premature birth.
11/13/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why have we become so angry on the roads?

The number of Victorians dying on our roads is increasing. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk road safety and how we can change driver attitudes and behaviours.
11/9/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Optus outage: what happens when a network goes down?

 From hospitals to banks to our transport network – the impact of the Optus outage was wide reaching.
11/8/202350 minutes, 35 seconds
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What mountain bike trails mean for regional tourism

Australian Sports Commission data shows that participation in mountain biking has increased more than 100 per cent over the last five years. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at how a growing number of regional towns are looking to the sport as the next big tourist attraction.
11/6/202335 minutes, 35 seconds
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What does it take for a restaurant to be sustainable?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss what actually constitutes as sustainability in the restaurant business – from where the food is sourced to how the staff are treated to who is driving the trend. Are sustainable restaurants a fad or here to stay?
11/3/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why are more kids in early adolescence using skin care?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look the role social media is playing in tweens using unnecessary beauty products and discuss the impact it has on their skin
11/2/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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How has being a shift worker impacted your life?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores what shift work can do to your body and speak with a researcher who has looked specifically at the impact of shift work on pregnant women.
11/1/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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How much does it cost to get cancer?

There are two shocks that happen when you are told you have cancer. One is being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, the other is all the costs associated with the disease. With the rising cost of living, cancer is fast becoming a disease that some simply can't afford to have.
10/31/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Are dating apps becoming to risky?

As life online becomes increasing fraught with the risk of being scammed The Conversation Hour looks at whether match makers are making a comeback.
10/30/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Could fast rail help the housing crisis?

Some have suggested that fast trains could be one measure to solve the housing crisis. but others argue it could lead to further disadvantage with regional towns becoming dormitories for city folk.
10/27/202348 minutes, 55 seconds
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When parents push their kids too hard in sport

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what constitutes controlling behavior in sport and the potential harm it can do to kids.
10/26/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Do we really know what's in our breakfast cereal?

We are told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us have time for a healthy breakfast? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore how much are our breakfast cereals are loaded up with sugar and whether a rating system could be an effective measure in ensuring we are eating healthier breakfasts.
10/25/202351 minutes, 48 seconds
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Are motels making a comeback?

From Kyneton to Aireys Inlet, there has been a number of refurbished motels across the state. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at the history of the motel and delve into their enduring appeal.
10/24/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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EV ownership: your questions answered

Last week electric cars were thrown into the spotlight with the high court ruling on EV ownership tax. This highlighted the growing number of people who own an EV or who plan that their next car will be electric. For a long time, EV advocates have believed that Victoria is behind the rest of the world when it comes to embracing and supporting electric vehicles.
10/23/202350 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why understanding the UV index matters in preventing skin cancer

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we talk the measures you can take to avoid skin cancer and why the UV index plays such an important role in staying safe in the sun.
10/20/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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Would you put Granny flat in your backyard to rent out?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we talk granny flats and look at whether they could be an effective measure in mitigating the housing crisis.
10/19/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Supporting regional and rural schools

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at why schools matter to regional and remote communities and discuss what needs to happen to ensure they attract and retain teachers.
10/18/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sleep: your questions answered

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we speak with sleep specialists about sleep hygiene, sleep disorders and answer your sleep related questions.
10/17/202350 minutes, 58 seconds
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How can we support carers better?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour you'll hear the experiences of people caring for loved ones as well as the support groups advocating for improvements to carer wellbeing.
10/16/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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The fascinating world of shipwreck discovery

Did you know there are over 600 historic shipwrecks around the Victoria coast but only 330 have been found? In this edition of The Conversation Hour we meet the maritime archaeologists at the forefront of shipwreck exploration – and find out the role you could play in assisting the search.
10/13/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why green spaces matter

From nature strips to roof tops, in this edition of The Conversation we delve into the importance of green spaces. We talk what it can mean for our sense of well being and what needs to happen to ensure there is equity of access to these spaces.
10/12/202351 minutes, 32 seconds
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How do we prevent young people from gambling?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour Kirsten Diprose , filling in for Richelle Hunt, looks at why teenagers are gambling and what measures can be taken to prevent these behaviours.
10/11/202351 minutes, 35 seconds
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What do you do when your pet dies?

From pet cemeteries to pet cremation services , in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at how the way we mark the end our pets life is changing along with a greater recognition of the grieving process.
10/10/202352 minutes, 28 seconds
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What role should ChatGPT play in education?

Late last week it was decided artificial intelligence including ChatGPT will be allowed in all Australian schools from 2024, after education ministers formally backed a national framework guiding the use of the new technology
10/9/202351 minutes, 44 seconds
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How fire ready are you?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what practical measures you can take now to stay safe during this fire season.
10/6/202346 minutes, 25 seconds
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Getting divorced in later life

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we explore why more people are getting divorced in later life, the challenges associated with grey divorce and what discussions and resources we need to have to make the transition easier.
10/5/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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Do you donate blood?

From understanding blood types to growing blood outside the body, in this edition of the Conversation Hour the team go deep on blood.
10/4/202348 minutes, 33 seconds
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How important is your local pool?

By 2030 forty per-cent of Australia’s public pools will have reached the end of their lifespan and replacing them will cost a staggering $8 billion. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at the vital role local pools play and what the future holds for local public pools. 
10/3/202349 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why are some music festivals being cancelled?

From cultural enrichment, to jobs creation, to bringing tourism to regional towns in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at why music festivals matter and what is at stake when they are cancelled.
10/2/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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What does it mean to be a Collingwood supporter?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore the history of the Collingwood Football Club and ask why the clubs supporters are among the most maligned.
9/28/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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What is the best way to keep wildlife off the roads?

Recent discussions have focused on how effective road signs are for keeping wildlife safe. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look a number of different measures taken to keep wildlife off the road.
9/27/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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Are you caring for a loved one with dementia?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we delve into what it means to care for someone with dementia — what support is available and how to prevent discrimination.
9/26/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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When was the last time you caught a bus?

Over 80 per cent of Melburnians live within a 5-minute walk of a bus stop, yet only 1 in 3 consider occasionally travelling by bus.
9/25/202350 minutes, 33 seconds
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Why aren't more Victorians learning a second language?

In this edition of The Conversation we look at the value in learning a second language and look at what needs to happen to enable more people to engage with languages.
9/22/202351 minutes
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What can manufacturers and retailers do to reduce plastics?

A few months ago the state and federal governments agreed to impose mandatory packaging rules to force industry to reduce packaging waste and boost recycling. There’ll be public consultation on that before the end of the year, so you’ll get a say.
9/21/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why regional airports matter

Regional Capitals Australia has warned that 60 per cent of Australia's regional airports are running at a loss. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what regional airports mean to local communities.
9/20/202351 minutes, 44 seconds
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Preventing school disruption

Australia's classrooms are amongst the most disruptive in the world — why?
9/19/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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Understanding migraines

The Conversation Hour delves into the debilitating impact of migraines and explores the treatment options in managing them.
9/18/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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What does it take to be a good junior coach?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look the significance of junior coaches and the complexities involved in the role.
9/15/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dogs in public spaces

There has been heated discussion over where dogs should and should not be allowed to go. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team look at how and why our relationship with pets is changing and evolving.
9/14/202351 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are plant-based meat and milk products a healthier option?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at plant based food. Are they good for us and the environment or just good marketing and packaging?
9/12/202351 minutes, 51 seconds
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Do you spend too much time on your smartphone?

What underpins that endless scroll, how do we prevent ourselves from wasting time on our phones, and is being on our phones continuously really a waste of time? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team delves into the someone fraught relationship we can have with our phones.
9/11/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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Why tech schools matter

One in five teenagers dropped out of high school before finishing Year 12 last year, as retention rates fell to the lowest level in a decade. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what role tech and other alternative schooling options could play in boosting engagement.
9/8/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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How are farmers preparing for a drier summer?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what impact a drier hotter summer will have on agriculture and what farmers are doing to prepare.
9/7/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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How do we keep motorcyclists safe on the roads?

Spring time means more motorcyclists back on the roads and in this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what sorts of advancements we have see in motorcycle safety over recent times and delve into why it remains such an appealing pursuit for many.
9/6/202350 minutes, 48 seconds
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Are you shy?

In a world that celebrates the loud, what does it mean to be shy?
9/5/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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Supporting young people to prevent youth crime

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what role youth workers can play in curbing youth crime.
9/4/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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What role do we all play in our biosecurity?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour, Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long discuss how biosecurity works in Australia, and the role we all play in protecting industries, livelihoods and consumers from the impacts of disease.
9/1/202352 minutes, 9 seconds
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Is underquoting rife in the real estate industy?

Underquoting is when a real estate agent lists a property with an unrealistically low-price guide to lure buyers in. The Conversation Hour delves into how to best combat it and what impact it is having on homebuyers. 
8/31/202351 minutes, 6 seconds
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The curious things about snakes

Did you know dead snakes can still deliver venom through their fangs and that some snakes are cannibals? In this edition of The Conversation Hour snake experts Dr Andrew Watt and Dr Timothy Jackson answer all your snake related questions,  and share some insights about the creatures that may surprise you.
8/30/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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Why are more people shoplifting?

Shoplifting is on the rise from supermarkets to department stores, retailers are reporting hits to their bottom line because of an increase in theft. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team delve into what is underpinning this trend.
8/29/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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Do mothers need better support in prison?

The number of women going to prison is rising. In Victoria if a woman is pregnant or has a dependent child under the age of five, she can apply for her Living with mum program. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore how best to support mothers and their children in the prison system.  
8/28/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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How much do you understand about your hormones?

There is a lot of advice on hormones at the moment, so what is a trend and what is the truth?
8/25/202352 minutes, 42 seconds
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Are emails and meetings a waste of time?

Ok, maybe not all of them but with productivity growth in decline some are suggesting emails and meetings could be a key culprit.
8/24/202352 minutes, 10 seconds
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What is the future of the snow season?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what impact climate change and the cost of living is having on the Victorian ski season.  
8/23/202350 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why is steroid misuse on the rise?

When you think about the pursuit of the perfect body and the extreme measures and risks some people take, you might think about restrictive eating and calorie counting – but a growing number of Victorians are turning to illegal steroid use. 
8/22/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Are tiny home villages a good idea?

Could tiny house communities offer a way of combating the housing crises or do they risk creating ghettos filled with marginalised and lower socio-economic Australians?
8/21/202352 minutes, 37 seconds
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Is the line between booze and soft drink becoming blurred?  

The launch of a new alcoholic version of a popular soft drink brand has sparked demand for tighter regulations around booze being marketed to underage drinkers.
8/18/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Can other women's sports capitalise on the Matildas' success?

The Matildas' dream of lifting the FIFA Women's World Cup might be over, but the legacy of their incredible run to the semi-finals now begins - one that could shape Australia's sporting landscape for decades to come. 
8/17/202353 minutes, 34 seconds
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'Disbelief and anger' at proposed cuts to visiting teacher service 

Advocacy groups, families and teachers of children living with a disability say they haven't been consulted. Why is the service so vital?
8/16/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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'Postcode matters': Air pollution contributing to the deaths of 'hundreds' of Australians each year a 'conservative estimate' 

From trucks belching exhaust in Melbourne's west, to the plumes of smoke which blanketed the state after the Black Summer bushfires, air pollution is described by scientists as a "silent killer". Is it time to take a deep breath and clear the air? 
8/15/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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'Postcode matters': Air pollution contributing to the deaths of 'hundreds' of Australians each year a 'conservative estimate' 

From trucks belching exhaust in Melbourne's west, to the plumes of smoke which blanketed the state after the Black Summer bushfires, air pollution is described by scientists as a "silent killer". Is it time to take a deep breath and clear the air? 
8/15/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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With breast reduction surgery becoming increasingly commonplace, how can the procedure be made more affordable?

On this edition of the Conversation Hour, we examine the barriers preventing women from accessing a potentially "life changing" procedure, and why according to many who have undergone breast reduction surgery: "it's the best thing you'll ever do". 
8/14/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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With breast reduction surgery becoming increasingly commonplace, how can the procedure be made more affordable?

On this edition of the Conversation Hour, we examine the barriers preventing women from accessing a potentially "life changing" procedure, and why according to many who have undergone breast reduction surgery: "it's the best thing you'll ever do". 
8/14/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Australia's Diamonds are World Cup champions for a 12th time. So why does netball continue to receive 'the minority of coverage'?

The national team's success casts a long shadow across the sporting landscape at home, where netball's professional and amateur clubs continue to play second fiddle to more dominant, profitable sporting codes.
8/11/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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Australia's Diamonds are World Cup champions for a 12th time. So why does netball continue to receive 'the minority of coverage'?

The national team's success casts a long shadow across the sporting landscape at home, where netball's professional and amateur clubs continue to play second fiddle to more dominant, profitable sporting codes.
8/11/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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'They're amazing little animals': Demystifying Australia's 'most misunderstood' native mammal

In towns and cities across Australia, a war of words is raging over our native bats. Some argue they are destroying valuable and rare trees, while others say bats are simply part of the urban ecosystem. Can we learn to co-exist with them? 
8/10/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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'They're amazing little animals': Demystifying Australia's 'most misunderstood' native mammal

In towns and cities across Australia, a war of words is raging over our native bats. Some argue they are destroying valuable and rare trees, while others say bats are simply part of the urban ecosystem. Can we learn to co-exist with them? 
8/10/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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Restore, rebuild or raze? Debate rages over the fate of our grand old buildings 

From the Murtoa Stick Shed in the Wimmera, to the Curtin Hotel in Carlton, Victoria's architectural landscape is awash with heritage-listed buildings saved from demolition. But for every success there are stories of demise.
8/9/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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Restore, rebuild or raze? Debate rages over the fate of our grand old buildings 

From the Murtoa Stick Shed in the Wimmera, to the Curtin Hotel in Carlton, Victoria's architectural landscape is awash with heritage-listed buildings saved from demolition. But for every success there are stories of demise.
8/9/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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'The system has failed': Parents, clinicians demand better access to eating disorder support

Rates of anorexia were already on the rise before the pandemic hit - now numbers have exploded, especially for young people. What support is needed to help those suffering from one of Australia's deadliest mental illnesses? 
8/8/202352 minutes, 49 seconds
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'The system has failed': Parents, clinicians demand better access to eating disorder support

Rates of anorexia were already on the rise before the pandemic hit - now numbers have exploded, especially for young people. What support is needed to help those suffering from one of Australia's deadliest mental illnesses? 
8/8/202352 minutes, 49 seconds
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More PSOs, conductors or physical barriers? The keys to making public transport safer

Armed guards or 'PSOs' were introduced in 2011 and began patrolling Victorian train stations in 2014. But is more security the best solution for safer train and bus travel?
8/7/202352 minutes, 5 seconds
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More PSOs, conductors or physical barriers? The keys to making public transport safer

Armed guards or 'PSOs' were introduced in 2011 and began patrolling Victorian train stations in 2014. But is more security the best solution for safer train and bus travel?
8/7/202352 minutes, 5 seconds
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'It was rejected as a sub-culture': The changing attitudes around skating as a lifestyle & Olympic sport 

Skateboarding's popularity is growing rapidly in the rest of the world, and with that growth is a shift in attitude that has been years in the making.
8/4/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
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'It was rejected as a sub-culture': The changing attitudes around skating as a lifestyle & Olympic sport 

Skateboarding's popularity is growing rapidly in the rest of the world, and with that growth is a shift in attitude that has been years in the making.
8/4/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
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How can Australian communities better help new arrivals live, learn, work and play? 

From language barriers to unfamiliarity with Australia's legal system, life can be difficult for someone newly arrived in either the city or country. 
8/3/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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How can Australian communities better help new arrivals live, learn, work and play? 

From language barriers to unfamiliarity with Australia's legal system, life can be difficult for someone newly arrived in either the city or country. 
8/3/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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Having survived droughts, blackwater and invasive pests, what's next for Australia's iconic Murray Cod? 

As the federal government admit the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan will not be completed on time, the Conversation Hour explores the changing fortunes of the Murray Cod - and how a fine-dining renaissance might help its survival.
8/2/202351 minutes, 4 seconds
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Having survived droughts, blackwater and invasive pests, what's next for Australia's iconic Murray Cod? 

As the federal government admit the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan will not be completed on time, the Conversation Hour explores the changing fortunes of the Murray Cod - and how a fine-dining renaissance might help its survival.
8/2/202351 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pursuing the sound of silence: When does noise harm your health?

We’ve all heard the warnings about turning down the volume on our headphones or wearing ear plugs at gigs to protect our hearing, but what do you do when everyday noise becomes too much? 
8/1/202353 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pursuing the sound of silence: When does noise harm your health?

We’ve all heard the warnings about turning down the volume on our headphones or wearing ear plugs at gigs to protect our hearing, but what do you do when everyday noise becomes too much? 
8/1/202353 minutes, 43 seconds
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'I'm already looking at what else can I do': Can artists afford to be creative in Australia?

As industrial action brings Hollywood's immense television & film industry to a grinding halt, Australian-based artists and writers reflect on the challenges of living and working as a "full time" creative. 
7/31/202351 minutes, 9 seconds
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'I'm already looking at what else can I do': Can artists afford to be creative in Australia?

As industrial action brings Hollywood's immense television & film industry to a grinding halt, Australian-based artists and writers reflect on the challenges of living and working as a "full time" creative. 
7/31/202351 minutes, 9 seconds
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'A new century for Scouting': Does the world's largest youth organisation have a place in modern Australia?

Badgework, hiking, camping and the teaching of life-skills are synonymous with the Scout Movement's iconic uniform and trademark salute. But in recent years, the organisation has also been plagued with scandal. 
7/28/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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'A new century for Scouting': Does the world's largest youth organisation have a place in modern Australia?

Badgework, hiking, camping and the teaching of life-skills are synonymous with the Scout Movement's iconic uniform and trademark salute. But in recent years, the organisation has also been plagued with scandal. 
7/28/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is the northern hemisphere heatwave an omen for a brutal Aussie summer?

Extreme weather has caused havoc across much of the planet, with record temperatures in the United States, Europe and North Africa sparking forest fires, water shortages and a rise in heat-related hospital admissions. Is Australia ready for similar conditions? 
7/27/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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Is the northern hemisphere heatwave an omen for a brutal Aussie summer?

Extreme weather has caused havoc across much of the planet, with record temperatures in the United States, Europe and North Africa sparking forest fires, water shortages and a rise in heat-related hospital admissions. Is Australia ready for similar conditions? 
7/27/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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'We purchased an old mini-golf course': How Victorian businesses are going DIY to solve their staff housing solutions

With the Victorian government committing to a $150 million regional worker accommodation package, what should the future of worker housing look like?
7/26/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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'We purchased an old mini-golf course': How Victorian businesses are going DIY to solve their staff housing solutions

With the Victorian government committing to a $150 million regional worker accommodation package, what should the future of worker housing look like?
7/26/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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Australia prides itself on providing a 'fair go', but what about 'fair pay'?

Dissecting Australia's pay structure is no simple task. From businesses that rely on trainee or youth wages, to executives earning millions of dollars, deciding what is 'fair' differs from every individual employer and employee.
7/25/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Australia prides itself on providing a 'fair go', but what about 'fair pay'?

Dissecting Australia's pay structure is no simple task. From businesses that rely on trainee or youth wages, to executives earning millions of dollars, deciding what is 'fair' differs from every individual employer and employee.
7/25/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Are 'game-changing' weight loss drugs a silver bullet in tackling obesity?

A drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes has become a popular weight loss medication. But with "inadequate" access and regulation provoking criticism from some experts, who is set to benefit from a pill-popping boom?
7/24/202352 minutes, 36 seconds
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Are 'game-changing' weight loss drugs a silver bullet in tackling obesity?

A drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes has become a popular weight loss medication. But with "inadequate" access and regulation provoking criticism from some experts, who is set to benefit from a pill-popping boom?
7/24/202352 minutes, 36 seconds
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Finding a cure for Australia's 'epidemic of loneliness' by celebrating friendship, platonic love and Wham!

With new research showing Australians are spending less time with friends and family than ever before, what are the keys to forming - and sustaining - true, meaningful friendships?
7/21/202351 minutes, 4 seconds
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Finding a cure for Australia's 'epidemic of loneliness' by celebrating friendship, platonic love and Wham!

With new research showing Australians are spending less time with friends and family than ever before, what are the keys to forming - and sustaining - true, meaningful friendships?
7/21/202351 minutes, 4 seconds
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'It's a really challenging time': What does the future hold for Australian small businesses? 

As Australians juggle a cost of living crisis and are choosing to spend less, one of the biggest victims are our small businesses. The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia fears many small retailers and services will soon decide they have had enough.
7/20/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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'It's a really challenging time': What does the future hold for Australian small businesses? 

As Australians juggle a cost of living crisis and are choosing to spend less, one of the biggest victims are our small businesses. The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia fears many small retailers and services will soon decide they have had enough.
7/20/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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'You can't be what you can't see': Will struggling women's soccer clubs benefit from the World Cup's 'Matilda Effect'?

Many women involved in soccer have pointed to the disparity in funding and support that exists compared to the men's game, both at an amateur and professional level. Can the World Cup be the catalyst for change?
7/19/202345 minutes, 21 seconds
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'You can't be what you can't see': Will struggling women's soccer clubs benefit from the World Cup's 'Matilda Effect'?

Many women involved in soccer have pointed to the disparity in funding and support that exists compared to the men's game, both at an amateur and professional level. Can the World Cup be the catalyst for change?
7/19/202345 minutes, 21 seconds
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Victoria's abandonment of Commonwealth Games leaves regional communities 'devastated'

The state government has announced it will cancel the 2026 Commonwealth Games, just one year on from taking on hosting duties.
7/18/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Victoria's abandonment of Commonwealth Games leaves regional communities 'devastated'

The state government has announced it will cancel the 2026 Commonwealth Games, just one year on from taking on hosting duties.
7/18/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Over troubled waters: why some Victorian bridges may never reopen

For more than a century the responsibility of maintaining and repairing bridges has been passed between local, state and federal governments like a political football, splitting communities by removing a key piece of physical connection.   The very real question of whether some of these dilapidated older bridges may ever reopen is front and centre in this edition of the Conversation Hour.
7/17/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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Over troubled waters: why some Victorian bridges may never reopen

For more than a century the responsibility of maintaining and repairing bridges has been passed between local, state and federal governments like a political football, splitting communities by removing a key piece of physical connection.   The very real question of whether some of these dilapidated older bridges may ever reopen is front and centre in this edition of the Conversation Hour.
7/17/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why are women being discharged from hospital so soon after giving birth?

Women are being sent home as early as six hours after giving birth.  In this edition of The Conversation Hour we ask how we can better support new mothers after giving birth.
7/14/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why are women being discharged from hospital so soon after giving birth?

Women are being sent home as early as six hours after giving birth.  In this edition of The Conversation Hour we ask how we can better support new mothers after giving birth.
7/14/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is there a way to make downsizing a bit easier?

Downsizing isn't as simple you might think, financially, emotionally or just even finding the right place can be challenging. The edition of The Conversation explores if there is a way to make it all a bit simpler.
7/13/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is there a way to make downsizing a bit easier?

Downsizing isn't as simple you might think, financially, emotionally or just even finding the right place can be challenging. The edition of The Conversation explores if there is a way to make it all a bit simpler.
7/13/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do you still buy bottled water?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team look into what it actually takes to make bottled water. Once marketed as a healthy life style choice, is it now just a convenience. And what impact does this convenience have on the environment?
7/12/202350 minutes, 35 seconds
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Do you still buy bottled water?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team look into what it actually takes to make bottled water. Once marketed as a healthy life style choice, is it now just a convenience. And what impact does this convenience have on the environment?
7/12/202350 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is screen time preventing us from connecting with our family and friends?

Does it feel a bit weird to call someone these days? Do you favour a text over a phone call? In this edition of The Conversation the team looks at what impact screen time has on our on personal connections and meets some young adults who are taking active steps to reconnect.
7/11/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is screen time preventing us from connecting with our family and friends?

The Conversation Hour looks at what impact screen time has on our on personal connections and meets some young adults who are taking active steps to reconnect.
7/11/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is treatment for heroin addiction in Victoria falling behind other states?

Recent data shows that Victoria has the higher rates of heroin consumption than other Australian states. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores how to remedy better access to treatment and how much the issue of stigma underpins the issue.
7/10/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Is treatment for heroin addiction in Victoria falling behind other states?

Recent data shows that Victoria has the higher rates of heroin consumption than other Australian states. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores how to remedy better access to treatment and how much the issue of stigma underpins the issue.
7/10/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Would you donate your organs?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we hear the stories of people whose lives have been directly impacted by organ donation, from a mother who received a lifesaving liver transplant to the daughter of a farmer who donated his lungs, kidneys and eye tissue which went to eight different people.
7/7/202353 minutes, 2 seconds
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Would you donate your organs?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we hear the stories of people whose lives have been directly impacted by organ donation, from a mother who received a lifesaving liver transplant to the daughter of a farmer who donated his lungs, kidneys and eye tissue which went to eight different people.
7/7/202353 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Songs and Stories NAIDOC special

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we bring you a special Songs and Stories NADIOC special presented by Brian Nankervis and featuring Just conversations about music and life with Cathy Freeman , Ken Wyatt, Rachael Maza, Corey Tutt and Dr Lois Peeler.
7/6/202340 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Songs and Stories NAIDOC special

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we bring you a special Songs and Stories NADIOC special presented by Brian Nankervis and featuring Just conversations about music and life with Cathy Freeman , Ken Wyatt, Rachael Maza, Corey Tutt and Dr Lois Peeler.
7/6/202340 minutes, 52 seconds
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How do we make online ticket sales fair and accessible?

From long digital queues to scalping dramas and more, the Taylor Swift ticket debacle has highlighted the confusing way online ticket sales work -- does it need changing?
7/4/202348 minutes, 57 seconds
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How do we make online ticket sales fair and accessible?

From long digital queues to scalping dramas and more, the Taylor Swift ticket debacle has highlighted the confusing way online ticket sales work -- does it need changing?
7/4/202348 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is adventure travel becoming too risky?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour we delve into why some are so drawn to frontier tourism – from Everest to Antarctica what is it in our nature that seeks adventure and does there need to be stronger international legislation to keep people out of danger?
7/3/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is adventure travel becoming too risky?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour we delve into why some are so drawn to frontier tourism – from Everest to Antarctica. What is it in our nature that seeks adventure and does there need to be stronger international legislation to keep people out of danger?
7/3/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do we need better infrastructure for cyclists in regional towns?

While there might be great options for recreational cyclists visiting regional towns such as rail trails and mountain bike tracks – what is the actual state of commuter bike paths in regional Victoria? In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what the state of cycling infrastructure in in regional communities.
6/30/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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Do we need better infrastructure for cyclists in regional towns?

While there might be great options for recreational cyclists visiting regional towns such as rail trails and mountain bike tracks – what is the actual state of commuter bike paths in regional Victoria? In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what the state of cycling infrastructure in in regional communities.
6/30/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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Are primary care nurses an under utilised resource in our health care system?

This edition of Conversation Hour explores the the role of primary care nurses in the healthcare system and asks whether drawing on their full skill base could create better access to health care for Victorians and ease the pressures on GPs
6/29/202352 minutes, 53 seconds
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Are primary care nurses an under utilised resource in our health care system?

This edition of Conversation Hour explores the the role of primary care nurses in the healthcare system and asks whether drawing on their full skill base could create better access to health care for Victorians and ease the pressures on GPs
6/29/202352 minutes, 53 seconds
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Do we need rent control in Victoria?

Nearly every expert will agree that the solution to Australia's housing crisis is a complex one and in today's Conversation Hour we delve into whether caps on rents is a viable solution.
6/28/202351 minutes, 35 seconds
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Do we need rent control in Victoria?

Nearly every expert will agree that the solution to Australia's housing crisis is a complex one and in today's Conversation Hour we delve into whether caps on rents is a viable solution.
6/28/202351 minutes, 35 seconds
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The changing face of our libraries

From libraries that have a social worker on staff to travelling libraries, in this edition of The Conversation hour we look at how this long established institution stays current and their evolving roles in local communities. 
6/27/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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The changing face of our libraries

From libraries that have a social worker on staff to travelling libraries, in this edition of The Conversation hour we look at how this long established institution stays current and their evolving roles in local communities. 
6/27/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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Do we need stronger regulation around liquor deliveries?

The number of us people in Australia  who are reaching out to alcohol treatment services is at its highest in a decade and has prompted calls for a "safety pause" between when people can order liquor and have it delivered to their home. In this edition of The Conversation hour we ask will stronger regulation work.
6/26/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Do we need stronger regulation around liquor deliveries?

The number of us people in Australia  who are reaching out to alcohol treatment services is at its highest in a decade and has prompted calls for a "safety pause" between when people can order liquor and have it delivered to their home. In this edition of The Conversation hour we ask will stronger regulation work.
6/26/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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How much do tourist destinations rely on short stays?

Many locals have nowhere to live and there is zero availability of long term rentals in many tourist towns and communities. But some short stay owners and those in the tourism sector say that these play a role in the important tourism sector. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at if there is a way to strike the balance.
6/23/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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How much do tourist destinations rely on short stays?

Many locals have nowhere to live and there is zero availability of long term rentals in many tourist towns and communities. But some short stay owners and those in the tourism sector say that these play a role in the important tourism sector. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at if there is a way to strike the balance.
6/23/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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Do supermarkets have a place in health care?

Retail group Woolworths announced a move into health-care delivery with a new online portal, but should commercial enterprises be filling the gap in our healthcare system?
6/22/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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Do supermarkets have a place in health care?

Retail group Woolworths announced a move into health-care delivery with a new online portal, but should commercial enterprises be filling the gap in our healthcare system?
6/22/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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How are we best placed to support our emergency service volunteers?

Emergency service volunteers play such an important role in the community, but issues such as increasing levels of bureaucracy are becoming something of a barrier for some. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at the critical role emergency volunteers play and discuss how emergency services are best placed to attract and retain them.
6/21/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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How are we best placed to support our emergency service volunteers?

Emergency service volunteers play such an important role in the community, but issues such as increasing levels of bureaucracy are becoming something of a barrier for some. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at the critical role emergency volunteers play and discuss how emergency services are best placed to attract and retain them.
6/21/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is the age of inheritance entitlement over?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss what needs to change to ensure older people feel comfortable holding onto their money to lead a comfortable retirement.
6/20/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is the age of inheritance entitlement over?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss what needs to change to ensure older people feel comfortable holding onto their money to lead a comfortable retirement.
6/20/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is it time to ban harmful advertising in kids sport?

We know that grass sports clubs survive on the smell of an oily rag but what would happen if clubs banned advertising and sponsorship from junk food and other forms of  harmful advertising like gambling and alcohol?
6/19/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Is it time to ban harmful advertising in kids sport?

We know that grass sports clubs survive on the smell of an oily rag but what would happen if clubs banned advertising and sponsorship from junk food and other forms of  harmful advertising like gambling and alcohol?
6/19/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Is exercise loaded with ableism?

 In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss to what extent everyday exercise - from going to the gym, the pool or yoga is created with unconscious ableism?
6/16/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is exercise loaded with ableism?

 In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss to what extent everyday exercise - from going to the gym, the pool or yoga is created with unconscious ableism?
6/16/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Can we design better public homes for the future?

Today people gathered in Port Melbourne to save a public housing complex that is due to be pulled down. It’s part of Victoria’s Big Build where many public homes will be pulled down and re-built, but some argue it is better to redesign and renovate for a number of reasons.
6/15/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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Can we design better public homes for the future?

Today people gathered in Port Melbourne to save a public housing complex that is due to be pulled down. It’s part of Victoria’s Big Build where many public homes will be pulled down and re-built, but some argue it is better to redesign and renovate for a number of reasons.
6/15/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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When is it ok to be drug and alcohol tested at work?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team talk drug testing in the workplace. When is it a breach of civil liberties and when is it a necessary safety measure?
6/14/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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When is it ok to be drug and alcohol tested at work?

In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team talk drug testing in the workplace. When is it a breach of civil liberties and when is it a necessary safety measure?
6/14/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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Supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in regional communities

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discusses what happens if a young person doesn't feel safe to be themselves in their home town and what can be done to foster a more inclusive community.
6/13/202353 minutes, 3 seconds
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Supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in regional communities

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discusses what happens if a young person doesn't feel safe to be themselves in their home town and what can be done to foster a more inclusive community.
6/13/202353 minutes, 3 seconds
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Do protests work?

South Australia has recently passed laws to crackdown on protests, so what is the future of protesting in Australia? And what role to protests play in changing minds? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at the significance of protests in generating change.
6/9/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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Do protests work?

South Australia has recently passed laws to crackdown on protests, so what is the future of protesting in Australia? And what role to protests play in changing minds? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at the significance of protests in generating change.
6/9/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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Taking the taboo out of periods and sport

From getting rid of white sport uniforms to understanding how to train during the menstrual cycle – in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss periods and sport.
6/8/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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Taking the taboo out of periods and sport

From getting rid of white sport uniforms to understanding how to train during the menstrual cycle – in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss periods and sport.
6/8/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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Are you worried about where your next meal will come from?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what underpins the increasing demands on food charities in Victoria and discuss whether the Government could be doing more to prevent people going hungry.
6/7/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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Are you worried about where your next meal will come from?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what underpins the increasing demands on food charities in Victoria and discuss whether the Government could be doing more to prevent people going hungry.
6/7/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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The school lawyer programs providing students with access to justice

Did you know that some schools in Victoria currently offer legal services to students? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at whether lawyers have a place in schools.
6/6/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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The school lawyer programs providing students with access to justice

Did you know that some schools in Victoria currently offer legal services to students? In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at whether lawyers have a place in schools.
6/6/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why is there a construction crisis?

From cost of materials to finding workers in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what factors are contributing to the construction crisis and discuss what needs to happen to turn things around.
6/5/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why is there a construction crisis?

From cost of materials to finding workers in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what factors are contributing to the construction crisis and discuss what needs to happen to turn things around.
6/5/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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So, you think you might be suffering from burnout?

How much will the resignation of WA premiere Mark McGowan citing exhaustion change the dial on how we view burnout? The Conversation Hour looks at how we identify the condition and whether it is time for society to take it a little more seriously. 
6/2/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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So, you think you might be suffering from burnout?

How much will the resignation of WA premiere Mark McGowan citing exhaustion change the dial on how we view burnout? The Conversation Hour looks at how we identify the condition and whether it is time for society to take it a little more seriously. 
6/2/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mount Everest: looking after the safety of the climbers and the mountain itself

From the impact on the environment to the safety of the climbers and sherpas – in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at just how sustainable climbing Mount Everest is and what measures can be taken to ensure the health and safety of the climbers and the mountain itself.
6/1/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mount Everest: looking after the safety of the climbers and the mountain itself

From the impact on the environment to the safety of the climbers and sherpas – in this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at just how sustainable climbing Mount Everest is and what measures can be taken to ensure the health and safety of the climbers and the mountain itself.
6/1/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Would you take a boarder into your home?

As the cost of living goes up and the rental crisis worsens could boarding be one way of easing some the pressures we currently face in Victoria?
5/31/202346 minutes, 43 seconds
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Would you take a boarder into your home?

As the cost of living goes up and the rental crisis worsens could boarding be one way of easing some the pressures we currently face in Victoria?
5/31/202346 minutes, 43 seconds
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How do we prevent the rising number of deaths on regional roads?

Entire communities continue to be torn apart by terrible road deaths. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we ask why the number of regional people who die on regional roads continues to be higher than metro areas and what actions can be taken to prevent these tragic deaths.
5/30/202353 minutes, 7 seconds
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How do we prevent the rising number of deaths on regional roads?

Entire communities continue to be torn apart by terrible road deaths. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we ask why the number of regional people who die on regional roads continues to be higher than metro areas and what actions can be taken to prevent these tragic deaths.
5/30/202353 minutes, 7 seconds
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Transitioning workers out of the native timber industry

The native timber industry in Victoria will close at the end of this year. The government will provide around $200 million to help transition workers out of the industry to other jobs. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we hear from Orbost locals who will be impacted by this recent announcement.
5/29/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Transitioning workers out of the native timber industry

The native timber industry in Victoria will close at the end of this year. The government will provide around $200 million to help transition workers out of the industry to other jobs. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we hear from Orbost locals who will be impacted by this recent announcement.
5/29/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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How can we better support people living with Dementia?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at how we can better educate ourselves about the realities of living with Dementia and what we can do as a society to support people living with the condition.
5/26/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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How can we better support people living with Dementia?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at how we can better educate ourselves about the realities of living with Dementia and what we can do as a society to support people living with the condition.
5/26/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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What happens when you can't afford to keep your pet?

The rising cost of living and the rental crisis are contributing to pet owners having to make tough decision to give up their pets.
5/25/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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What happens when you can't afford to keep your pet?

The rising cost of living and the rental crisis are contributing to pet owners having to make tough decision to give up their pets.
5/25/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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Making public spaces safe

Is a safe public space more than lighting and cameras? When and where do you feel unsafe where you live, and what changes could be made?
5/24/202348 minutes, 39 seconds
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Making public spaces safe

Is a safe public space more than lighting and cameras? When and where do you feel unsafe where you live, and what changes could be made?
5/24/202348 minutes, 39 seconds
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Who should be responsible for bridging the digital divide?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss the digital divide, with more people working from home the issue of access in regional and rural areas intensifies, but who should actually be responsible for fixing the connection woes?
5/23/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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Who should be responsible for bridging the digital divide?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss the digital divide, with more people working from home the issue of access in regional and rural areas intensifies, but who should actually be responsible for fixing the connection woes?
5/23/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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What do we really know about the health risks of eating processed food?

We are starting to learn more about the risks of eating too much processed food, from heart disease to obesity. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at where we are at in our understanding of what the risks are and how to make consumers more aware of what we are potentially putting in our bodies.
5/22/202342 minutes, 51 seconds
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What do we really know about the health risks of eating processed food?

We are starting to learn more about the risks of eating too much processed food, from heart disease to obesity. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at where we are at in our understanding of what the risks are and how to make consumers more aware of what we are potentially putting in our bodies.
5/22/202342 minutes, 51 seconds
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The magic of mushrooms

Did you know that harvested mushrooms continue to make vitamin D if you put them in sunlight?
5/19/202351 minutes, 54 seconds
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The magic of mushrooms

Did you know that harvested mushrooms continue to make vitamin D if you put them in sunlight?
5/19/202351 minutes, 54 seconds
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Death and the digital dimension

Technology is changing our lives, and also our deaths.
5/18/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Death and the digital dimension

Technology is changing our lives, and also our deaths.
5/18/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Are you at an electric vehicle crossroad?

Is your next car going to be electric?  Are you holding on to your old petrol one for longer than you normally would?  And what does the future hold for the current generation of internal combustion engine vehicles, and the vintage cars that collectors love.
5/17/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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Are you at an electric vehicle crossroad?

Is your next car going to be electric?  Are you holding on to your old petrol one for longer than you normally would?  And what does the future hold for the current generation of internal combustion engine vehicles, and the vintage cars that collectors love.
5/17/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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Justice delivered differently: specialist courts in Victoria

Do specific crimes or specific offenders need specific courts to get the best possible outcome for everyone involved?
5/16/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Justice delivered differently: specialist courts in Victoria

Do specific crimes or specific offenders need specific courts to get the best possible outcome for everyone involved?
5/16/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rehabilitating coal mines

As we start to retire coal mines around the state, what will Victorian communities be left with?
5/15/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Rehabilitating coal mines

As we start to retire coal mines around the state, what will Victorian communities be left with?
5/15/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chronic Fatigue and Long COVID

Is Long COVID changing the way we respond to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
5/12/202348 minutes, 37 seconds
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Chronic Fatigue and Long COVID

Is Long COVID changing the way we respond to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
5/12/202348 minutes, 37 seconds
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How do we attract and retain volunteers in community sport?

Local clubs everywhere have always relied on volunteers to make sure the clubs can run, but is it always the same people stepping up? How do we share the load to ensure community sport continues to thrive?
5/11/202350 minutes, 27 seconds
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How do we attract and retain volunteers in community sport?

Local clubs everywhere have always relied on volunteers to make sure the clubs can run, but is it always the same people stepping up? How do we share the load to ensure community sport continues to thrive?
5/11/202350 minutes, 27 seconds
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Has learning a music instrument become something only for the wealthy?

How possible is it at your local school to provide music education, from instruments to music teachers?
5/10/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Has learning a music instrument become something only for the wealthy?

How possible is it at your local school to provide music education, from instruments to music teachers?
5/10/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Understanding obesity

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss how to reduce the rising rates of obesity in Australia.
5/9/202353 minutes
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Understanding obesity

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss how to reduce the rising rates of obesity in Australia.
5/9/202353 minutes
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Do Australians have a stereotyped view of someone who is unemployed?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores whether Australia has a history of viewing unemployment as some sort of moral failing that needs to be punished, rather than supported.
5/8/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do Australians have a stereotyped view of someone who is unemployed?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores whether Australia has a history of viewing unemployment as some sort of moral failing that needs to be punished, rather than supported.
5/8/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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The history of drag queens in Melbourne

With a Melbourne council this week cancelling a drag queen story time event following threats of violence, The Conversation Hour team takes a look at the rich history of drag in Victoria.
5/5/202352 minutes, 40 seconds
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The history of drag queens in Melbourne

With a Melbourne council this week cancelling a drag queen story time event following threats of violence, The Conversation Hour team takes a look at the rich history of drag in Victoria.
5/5/202352 minutes, 40 seconds
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Understanding Tourette Syndrome

What do people living with Tourette Syndrome want the rest of us to know?
5/4/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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Understanding Tourette Syndrome

What do people living with Tourette Syndrome want the rest of us to know?
5/4/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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How do you feel about Mother's Day?

Is Mother's Day an uncomplicated celebration for you?  Do you think it's been hijacked by commercial interests?  Perhaps it's difficult for you because of your own circumstances.
5/3/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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How do you feel about Mother's Day?

Is Mother's Day an uncomplicated celebration for you?  Do you think it's been hijacked by commercial interests?  Perhaps it's difficult for you because of your own circumstances.
5/3/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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How do we build better to meet our housing needs?

To build more housing in Victoria without increasing urban sprawl we need to increase density.  But how do we build places where people want to live?
5/2/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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How do we build better to meet our housing needs?

To build more housing in Victoria without increasing urban sprawl we need to increase density.  But how do we build places where people want to live?
5/2/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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Are we taking pet theft seriously enough?

Is animal theft on the rise? Are pure-bred dogs being targeted for sale on the black market?
5/1/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Are we taking pet theft seriously enough?

Is animal theft on the rise? Are pure-bred dogs being targeted for sale on the black market?
5/1/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Are school camps still feasible to run?

Schools are facing big challenges in keeping school camps going. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what underpins these issues and the efforts parents, teachers and principles are going to keep the school camp alive.
4/28/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Are school camps still feasible to run?

Schools are facing big challenges in keeping school camps going. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what underpins these issues and the efforts parents, teachers and principles are going to keep the school camp alive.
4/28/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Preventing eating disorders in men

There is a concern that men are going undiagnosed and not coming forward because of the shame and stigma that comes with having an eating disorder.
4/24/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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Preventing eating disorders in men

There is a concern that men are going undiagnosed and not coming forward because of the shame and stigma that comes with having an eating disorder.
4/24/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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What governs your right to repair a product?

When you buy a new product how much do you think about how easy it will be to repair? How much will the fixes cost? Who has the skills need to make those repairs? Is it even physically impossible to repair because yes for some products that is a question you need to be asking.
4/21/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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What governs your right to repair a product?

When you buy a new product how much do you think about how easy it will be to repair? How much will the fixes cost? Who has the skills need to make those repairs? Is it even physically impossible to repair because yes for some products that is a question you need to be asking.
4/21/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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Do banks need to do more to protect their customers from scams?

A report from ASIC released today has revealed that customers of the major banks have reported over $550 million in scams. The corporate regulator is urging banks to do more to protect their customers. The Conversation Hour meets the people who have experienced being scammed and discuss the fall out.
4/20/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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Do banks need to do more to protect their customers from scams?

A report from ASIC released today has revealed that customers of the major banks have reported over $550 million in scams. The corporate regulator is urging banks to do more to protect their customers. The Conversation Hour meets the people who have experienced being scammed and discuss the fall out.
4/20/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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How do we ensure doctors can offer bulk billing to those who need it?

Are you holding off on medical check ups because of the costs? In this edition of The Conversation Hour Nic Healey looks at the decline in doctors bulk billing and what needs to happen to make it available to those who need it.
4/18/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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How do we ensure doctors can offer bulk billing to those who need it?

Are you holding off on medical check ups because of the costs? In this edition of The Conversation Hour Nic Healey looks at the decline in doctors bulk billing and what needs to happen to make it available to those who need it.
4/18/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is cash making a comeback?

With the cost of living going up some are turning to cash as a tangible way of staying on top of their finances.
4/14/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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Is cash making a comeback?

With the cost of living going up some are turning to cash as a tangible way of staying on top of their finances.
4/14/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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Choosing to live your life childfree

The data shows a growing number of Australians are choosing to do just that. In this edition of the conversation hour we discuss what has underpinned that shift.
4/5/202348 minutes, 12 seconds
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Choosing to live your life childfree

The data shows a growing number of Australians are choosing to do just that. In this edition of the conversation hour we discuss what has underpinned that shift.
4/5/202348 minutes, 12 seconds
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Looking after the mental health of farmers

The National Farmer Wellbeing Report has found that an alarming 30 per cent of farmers have attempted self-harm or suicide. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at to support farmers who are struggling with their mental health.
4/4/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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Looking after the mental health of farmers

The National Farmer Wellbeing Report has found that an alarming 30 per cent of farmers have attempted self-harm or suicide. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at to support farmers who are struggling with their mental health.
4/4/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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Women in aviation

 In this edition of The Conversation Hour you will meet the women changing what a career in aviation looks like for women.
4/3/202351 minutes, 27 seconds
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Women in aviation

 In this edition of The Conversation Hour you will meet the women changing what a career in aviation looks like for women.
4/3/202351 minutes, 27 seconds
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What changes to vaping laws would you like to see?

Over last fortnight there have been many suggestions from politicians, the TGA and the medical community on how to reign in what is currently out of control.
3/31/202353 minutes, 40 seconds
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What changes to vaping laws would you like to see?

Over last fortnight there have been many suggestions from politicians, the TGA and the medical community on how to reign in what is currently out of control.
3/31/202353 minutes, 40 seconds
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Are school canteens a thing of the past?

Running a school canteen is becoming increasingly challenging, from stocking to staffing. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team was what's the future of the school canteen.
3/30/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Are school canteens a thing of the past?

Running a school canteen is becoming increasingly challenging, from stocking to staffing. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team was what's the future of the school canteen.
3/30/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why wetlands matter

Did you know that Wetlands are the world's most threatened ecosystem due to urbanisation, agriculture, pollution, invasive species, disrupted flows due to dams and water diversions, and a host of other reasons. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what defines a wetland, how to care for them and what their role in the eco-system.
3/29/202350 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why wetlands matter

Did you know that Wetlands are the world's most threatened ecosystem due to urbanisation, agriculture, pollution, invasive species, disrupted flows due to dams and water diversions, and a host of other reasons. In this edition of The Conversation Hour we look at what defines a wetland, how to care for them and what their role in the eco-system.
3/29/202350 minutes, 7 seconds
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Could prefab be a solution to the housing crisis?

Homes built off-site and trucked to the regions are being proposed as a quick solution to Queensland's housing affordability issue, is it a good idea?  would it work in Victoria ?
3/28/20230
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Could prefab be a solution to the housing crisis?

Homes built off-site and trucked to the regions are being proposed as a quick solution to Queensland's housing affordability issue, is it a good idea?  would it work in Victoria ?
3/28/20230
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As the deadline tightens for the Commonwealth Games how ready are we?

Do you live in a town that will host the Commonwealth Games, what are you looking forward to and what are you concerns?
3/27/20230
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As the deadline tightens for the Commonwealth Games how ready are we?

Do you live in a town that will host the Commonwealth Games, what are you looking forward to and what are you concerns?
3/27/20230
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Human composting is being legalised in some places overseas – should we be considering it Australia?

It can be something of a confronting idea to think about, but as the we move towards more environmentally friendly burials is it time for us to think about human composting?
3/24/20230
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Human composting is being legalised in some places overseas – should we be considering it Australia?

It can be something of a confronting idea to think about, but as the we move towards more environmentally friendly burials is it time for us to think about human composting?
3/24/20230
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How do we prevent customers abusing retail workers?

Some are calling for employers to provide better support and training and others say that there should be stronger criminal penalties for worker abuse. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team look at just how prevalent the problem is ask what is underpinning these customer behaviours.
3/23/20230
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How do we prevent customers abusing retail workers?

Some are calling for employers to provide better support and training and others say that there should be stronger criminal penalties for worker abuse. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team look at just how prevalent the problem is ask what is underpinning these customer behaviours.
3/23/20230
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What are the best ways to keep our homes warm over winter?

It’s getting harder to keep our homes warm as electricity prices increase. In this edition of The Conversation Hour asks whether there is an affordable and sustainable way to heat our homes.
3/22/20230
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What are the best ways to keep our homes warm over winter?

It’s getting harder to keep our homes warm as electricity prices increase. In this edition of The Conversation Hour asks whether there is an affordable and sustainable way to heat our homes.
3/22/20230
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How much do you care about the types of fabrics you wear?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what the fabrics of future are, from sustainability, innovation and manufacturing.
3/21/20230
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How much do you care about the types of fabrics you wear?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team look at what the fabrics of future are, from sustainability, innovation and manufacturing.
3/21/20230
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Will the submarine deal mean more Australian jobs?

The Government recently announced that the AUKUS submarine program will create around 20,000 jobs in Australia, but some are questioning if we have the skills and resources to really back this up. 
3/20/20230
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Will the submarine deal mean more Australian jobs?

The Government recently announced that the AUKUS submarine program will create around 20,000 jobs in Australia, but some are questioning if we have the skills and resources to really back this up. 
3/20/20230
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What are the best ways to re-purpose Victoria's unused rail lines?

From turning old railway stations into galleries and restaurants, through to old railway lines being turned as popular walking and bike tracks, rail trails are a huge tourist attraction. 
3/17/20230
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What are the best ways to re-purpose Victoria's unused rail lines?

From turning old railway stations into galleries and restaurants, through to old railway lines being turned as popular walking and bike tracks, rail trails are a huge tourist attraction. 
3/17/20230
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What is the best way to prevent road rage ?

This week has seen a number of distressing road rage cases where people have ended up in hospital with serious injuries. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team discuss what measures can be taken to reduce aggressive driving and hear your experiences of road rage.
3/16/20230
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What is the best way to prevent road rage ?

This week has seen a number of distressing road rage cases where people have ended up in hospital with serious injuries. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team discuss what measures can be taken to reduce aggressive driving and hear your experiences of road rage.
3/16/20230
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How do we protect young people from dark marketing on social media?

Dark marketing from harmful industries refers to ads that appear on someone's social media feeds and increasingly young people are being targeted by gambling, alcohol, and unhealthy food advertisements. In this edition of the Conversation Hour we look at just how prevalent it is and what can be done to mitigate it.
3/15/20230
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How do we protect young people from dark marketing on social media?

Dark marketing from harmful industries refers to ads that appear on someone's social media feeds and increasingly young people are being targeted by gambling, alcohol, and unhealthy food advertisements. In this edition of the Conversation Hour we look at just how prevalent it is and what can be done to mitigate it.
3/15/20230
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Supporting multiple birth parents

This edition of The Conversation Hour looks at the raft of challenges multiple birth parents face and address what support would ease the difficulties they experience.
3/14/20230
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Supporting multiple birth parents

This edition of The Conversation Hour looks at the raft of challenges multiple birth parents face and address what support would ease the difficulties they experience.
3/14/20230
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How concerned to do we need to be about bird flu?

Bird flu has been causing growing concern in recent months, with hundreds of millions of birds around the world dying of the virus since October 2021 , in that time the virus has made its way to every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
3/10/20230
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How concerned to do we need to be about bird flu?

Bird flu has been causing growing concern in recent months, with hundreds of millions of birds around the world dying of the virus since October 2021 , in that time the virus has made its way to every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
3/10/20230
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The solar eclipse, the eclipse chasers, and the small town at the centre of it all

Australia will be treated to a total solar eclipse in April. In this edition of the Conversation Hour we learn the significance of this incredible celestial event, meet the solar eclipse chasers, and visit the town at the centre of the action. 
3/9/20230
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The solar eclipse, the eclipse chasers, and the small town at the centre of it all

Australia will be treated to a total solar eclipse in April. In this edition of the Conversation Hour we learn the significance of this incredible celestial event, meet the solar eclipse chasers, and visit the town at the centre of the action. 
3/9/20230
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Supporting women with endometriosis

March is Endometriosis month and around 1 in 9 Australian women of reproductive age develop endometriosis, according to the federal health department, and on average it takes seven years to be diagnosed.
3/8/20230
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Supporting women with endometriosis

March is Endometriosis month and around 1 in 9 Australian women of reproductive age develop endometriosis, according to the federal health department, and on average it takes seven years to be diagnosed.
3/8/20230
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Creating better access to the arts for people with a disability

There is nothing quite like being a part of a live music event, but for people who are living with a disability there are still so many barriers for attending or working at arts events. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss what needs to change to create better access.
3/7/20230
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Creating better access to the arts for people with a disability

There is nothing quite like being a part of a live music event, but for people who are living with a disability there are still so many barriers for attending or working at arts events. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss what needs to change to create better access.
3/7/20230
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Meet the tree farmers

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk tree farming, asking what are the benefits for the farmer, the consumer and the environment.
3/6/20230
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Meet the tree farmers

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team talk tree farming, asking what are the benefits for the farmer, the consumer and the environment.
3/6/20230
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When moving to the country doesn't quite work out

Have you ever moved to a regional or rural town? Did you feel welcome?
3/2/20230
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When moving to the country doesn't quite work out

Have you ever moved to a regional or rural town? Did you feel welcome?
3/2/20230
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Would you meet with someone who has caused you or your family harm?

Restorative justice is a process where perpetrators and victims crime meet for a facilitated interaction with the aim of decreasing recidivism and helping victims of crime heal.
3/1/20230
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Would you meet with someone who has caused you or your family harm?

Restorative justice is a process where perpetrators and victims crime meet for a facilitated interaction with the aim of decreasing recidivism and helping victims of crime heal.
3/1/20230
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How important is it to have a bank branch in your community?

How has bank closures impacted you? Is going to a bank a thing of the past or do they still play an important role in your town?
2/28/20230
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How important is it to have a bank branch in your community?

How has bank closures impacted you? Is going to a bank a thing of the past or do they still play an important role in your town?
2/28/20230
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Cars in quarantine

Are you or someone you know waiting for a new car to arrive from overseas? Many Victorians have been waiting up to a year, in this edition of The Converation Hour the team explore what the hold up is.
2/27/20230
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Cars in quarantine

Are you or someone you know waiting for a new car to arrive from overseas? Many Victorians have been waiting up to a year, in this edition of The Converation Hour the team explore what the hold up is.
2/27/20230
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How do we ease traffic congestion woes?

Getting stuck in traffic was once something that only affected those living close to the city, but that is no longer case with communities across the state impacted by traffic jams. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team delve into what role urban planning can play in reducing those times.
2/24/20230
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How do we ease traffic congestion woes?

Getting stuck in traffic was once something that only affected those living close to the city, but that is no longer case with communities across the state impacted by traffic jams. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team delve into what role urban planning can play in reducing those times.
2/24/20230
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Should aged care residents be able to keep their pets?

Elderly pet owners going into aged care face the tough decision of being separated from their pets,  and some are calling for better support in enabling people to hold onto them. 
2/23/20230
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Should aged care residents be able to keep their pets?

Elderly pet owners going into aged care face the tough decision of being separated from their pets,  and some are calling for better support in enabling people to hold onto them. 
2/23/20230
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Are we going to see more employers providing accommodation for their workers?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore whether there will be an uptick in employers housing their staff, the benefits and concerns around the arrangement and also the history of corporations providing housing.
2/20/20230
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Are we going to see more employers providing accommodation for their workers?

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explore whether there will be an uptick in employers housing their staff, the benefits and concerns around the arrangement and also the history of corporations providing housing.
2/20/20230
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What reduces homophobic attitudes in sport?

From Pride Games to ambassadors – what things work in mitigating homophobic attitudes in sport?
2/17/20230
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What reduces homophobic attitudes in sport?

From Pride Games to ambassadors – what things work in mitigating homophobic attitudes in sport?
2/17/20230
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Let’s go to Charlton!

'It's not utopia, but it's awfully good' shares Janet Stafford from the local CWA.
2/16/20230
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Let’s go to Charlton!

'It's not utopia, but it's awfully good' shares Janet Stafford from the local CWA.
2/16/20230
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Mardi Gras: A place to party or protest?

There are many questions and debates at the moment about who should be marching in the Mardi Gras, from our Prime Minister to corporate business. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss whether the Mardi Gras is a party or political statement.   
2/15/20230
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Mardi Gras: A place to party or protest?

There are many questions and debates at the moment about who should be marching in the Mardi Gras, from our Prime Minister to corporate business. In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team discuss whether the Mardi Gras is a party or political statement.   
2/15/20230
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Why we need to talk about concussion in contact sport

It can be quite shocking just how much a concussion can take it's toll on athletes and a Senate inquiry is currently underway to investigate the impacts of concussions and repeated head trauma.
2/14/20230
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Why we need to talk about concussion in contact sport

It can be quite shocking just how much a concussion can take it's toll on athletes and a Senate inquiry is currently underway to investigate the impacts of concussions and repeated head trauma.
2/14/20230
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Kids in Australia could be the first generation in history to have a shorter life expectancy, how do we turn the ship around?

A new report suggests that kids in Australia could be the first generation in history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This edition of The Conversation Hour looks at why prevention is more important than ever. 
2/13/20230
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Kids in Australia could be the first generation in history to have a shorter life expectancy, how do we turn the ship around?

A new report suggests that kids in Australia could be the first generation in history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This edition of The Conversation Hour looks at why prevention is more important than ever. 
2/13/20230
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Are surfers the unofficial protectors of us in the ocean?

A survey of 500 Victorian surfers has recently been completed and has shown that 6 percent of surfers have had to help someone in trouble in the water and 3% of surfers have had to administer first aid. In this edition of The Conversation Hour Richelle Hunt looks at whether surfers have become the unofficial life savers.
2/10/20230
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Are surfers the unofficial protectors of us in the ocean?

A survey of 500 Victorian surfers has recently been completed and has shown that 6 percent of surfers have had to help someone in trouble in the water and 3% of surfers have had to administer first aid. In this edition of The Conversation Hour Richelle Hunt looks at whether surfers have become the unofficial life savers.
2/10/20230
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What can we do to create a safer cycling infrastructure?

With the tragic death of a 22-year-old cyclist at the West Melbourne Intersection and subsequent calls for an immediate ban on left turns in that particular intersection, this edition of The Conversation Hour looks at what needs to happen to ensure cyclists are safe on the road.  
2/9/20230
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What can we do to create a safer cycling infrastructure?

With the tragic death of a 22-year-old cyclist at the West Melbourne Intersection and subsequent calls for an immediate ban on left turns in that particular intersection, this edition of The Conversation Hour looks at what needs to happen to ensure cyclists are safe on the road.  
2/9/20230
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To shave or not to shave — why is body hair still taboo?

Have you ever been teased about your body hair? Growing up hairy can be a tricky thing.In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team discuss the social pressures to remove it, and ask whether it is