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Life November 10, 2018

Yawuru Indigenous language course

As the first students graduate from a groundbreaking Yawuru language course in Broome, there are high hopes the program will become a model for teaching Indigenous languages around the country.


Life November 3, 2018

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Women who experience premenstrual dysphoric disorder – a condition many degrees more severe than the more common PMS – face misunderstanding, misdiagnosis and restrictions on the lives they can lead.

Life October 27, 2018

Catalonia’s Concurs de Castells

In north-eastern Spain, an ancient tradition combines daredevil skill with strength and teamwork – all amid a festival atmosphere. But just viewing these human castles in the air is not for the faint-hearted.

Life October 20, 2018

The science of saving the Barrier Reef

While political debate rages over the funding of Great Barrier Reef projects, CSIRO and Australian Institute of Marine Science researchers are determining the best approaches for the reef’s restoration and survival

Life October 13, 2018

David Goldblatt’s South Africa

Before photographer David Goldblatt passed away in June this year he took a final road trip across his homeland, South Africa.

Life October 6, 2018

DIY diabetic systems

For many type 1 diabetes sufferers, the lengthy approval process for artificial pancreas technology has led them to make their own devices. But it’s a move that could have complicated legal ramifications for their treating physicians.

Life September 29, 2018

South Korea reacts to ‘Aim High in Creation!’

When an Australian filmmaker visited South Korea for the release of her controversial documentary film Aim High in Creation! – which she made in North Korea – she heard starkly different views on the future relationship of the two countries.

Life September 22, 2018

The best wines of spring 2018

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants recommends the season’s top wines, and a bonus gin.

Life September 22, 2018

Young people in aged-care homes

As the spotlight turns to conditions in aged-care facilities, attention is also being drawn to the problem of young people with disabilities being forced to live in residences with an end-of-life focus.

Life September 15, 2018

Ponte City, Johannesburg

The Ponte City apartment tower in Johannesburg was built for high-flyers before becoming a violent slum ruled by gangsters. Its rebirth as respectable, affordable housing is a model of community renewal.

Life September 8, 2018

My inbox after #MeToo

After writing about her experience of sexual assault, one woman found herself inundated with messages and confessions, both brave and gut-wrenching, from other survivors.

Life September 1, 2018

Father’s Day grief

Ten years ago, Palestinian immigrant Faris George Jahshan died of kidney failure. His son reflects on the grief he still feels every Father’s Day.