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We're talking about life and issues that affect you in settling in Australia.

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Baby blues or postnatal depression? How to help yourself and your partner

Are you an expectant or new parent? You or your partner may experience the so-called ‘baby blues’ when your baby is born. But unpleasant symptoms are mild and temporary. Postnatal depression is different and can affect both parents. Knowing the difference and how to access support for yourself or your partner is crucial for your family’s wellbeing.

Baby blues or postnatal depression? How to help yourself and your partner

Are you an expectant or new parent? You or your partner may experience the so-called ‘baby blues’ when your baby is born. But unpleasant symptoms are mild and temporary. Postnatal depression is different and can affect both parents. Knowing the difference and how to access support for yourself or your partner is crucial for your family’s wellbeing.

09:59

21 May 24

What were the Australian Wars and why is history not acknowledged?

The Frontier Wars is a term often used to describe the more than 100 years of violent conflicts between colonial settlers and the Indigenous peoples that occurred during the British settlement of Australia. Even though Australia honours its involvement in wars fought overseas, it is yet to acknowledge the struggle that made it the country it is today.

What were the Australian Wars and why is history not acknowledged?

The Frontier Wars is a term often used to describe the more than 100 years of violent conflicts between colonial settlers and the Indigenous peoples that occurred during the British settlement of Australia. Even though Australia honours its involvement in wars fought overseas, it is yet to acknowledge the struggle that made it the country it is today.

11:28

14 May 24

Mushroom foraging in Australia: Is it safe?

In Australia, authorities strongly advise against eating mushrooms that have not been expertly identified or purchased from a supermarket or grocer, as some fungi can be toxic or deadly if consumed. In each State and Territory, rules and regulations vary, and mushroom foraging is not allowed in some areas.

Mushroom foraging in Australia: Is it safe?

In Australia, authorities strongly advise against eating mushrooms that have not been expertly identified or purchased from a supermarket or grocer, as some fungi can be toxic or deadly if consumed. In each State and Territory, rules and regulations vary, and mushroom foraging is not allowed in some areas.

09:56

7 May 24

Should you consider private health insurance?

Australians have access to a quality and affordable public healthcare system. There's also the option to pay for private health insurance, allowing shorter waiting times and more choices when visiting hospitals and specialists.

Should you consider private health insurance?

Australians have access to a quality and affordable public healthcare system. There's also the option to pay for private health insurance, allowing shorter waiting times and more choices when visiting hospitals and specialists.

09:21

30 Apr 24

Understanding the profound connections First Nations have with the land

The land holds a profound spiritual significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, intricately intertwined with their identity, belonging, and way of life.

Understanding the profound connections First Nations have with the land

The land holds a profound spiritual significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, intricately intertwined with their identity, belonging, and way of life.

09:22

23 Apr 24

How to maximise safety when using child car seats

All parents and carers want to ensure their children travel safely when in a car. In this episode, we explore some of the legal requirements and best practices for child car restraints to ensure that children have the maximum chance of survival in case of a crash.

How to maximise safety when using child car seats

All parents and carers want to ensure their children travel safely when in a car. In this episode, we explore some of the legal requirements and best practices for child car restraints to ensure that children have the maximum chance of survival in case of a crash.

10:09

16 Apr 24

Navigating the implicit right to protest in Australia

Every week, impassioned Australians take to the streets, raising their voices in protest on important issues. Protesting is not an offence, but protesters sometimes test the limits of the law with extreme and antisocial behaviour. The chance of running into trouble depends on where you’re protesting and how you behave.

Navigating the implicit right to protest in Australia

Every week, impassioned Australians take to the streets, raising their voices in protest on important issues. Protesting is not an offence, but protesters sometimes test the limits of the law with extreme and antisocial behaviour. The chance of running into trouble depends on where you’re protesting and how you behave.

09:42

9 Apr 24

Understanding Australia’s precious water resources and unique climate

Australia is the driest of all inhabited continents with considerable variation in rainfall, temperature and weather patterns across its different climate zones. Here's why this vast land boasts one of the planet's most unique climates.

Understanding Australia’s precious water resources and unique climate

Australia is the driest of all inhabited continents with considerable variation in rainfall, temperature and weather patterns across its different climate zones. Here's why this vast land boasts one of the planet's most unique climates.

11:06

2 Apr 24

Australian Easter: Exploring social and cultural traditions beyond religion

Easter holds great significance for Christians. Yet, for those of different faiths or non-religious backgrounds, it presents a chance to relish a four-day weekend, partake in family and social gatherings, engage in outdoor activities, and attend events where children take centre stage. Here's your essential guide to celebrating Easter in Australia.

Australian Easter: Exploring social and cultural traditions beyond religion

Easter holds great significance for Christians. Yet, for those of different faiths or non-religious backgrounds, it presents a chance to relish a four-day weekend, partake in family and social gatherings, engage in outdoor activities, and attend events where children take centre stage. Here's your essential guide to celebrating Easter in Australia.

09:19

26 Mar 24

Understanding bankruptcy and its consequences in Australia

Bankruptcy can be complicated for many people, as it can bring about feelings of financial shame and stigma. However, it may be the only way to alleviate financial distress in some cases. If you struggle to manage your debts, filing for bankruptcy could be an option.

Understanding bankruptcy and its consequences in Australia

Bankruptcy can be complicated for many people, as it can bring about feelings of financial shame and stigma. However, it may be the only way to alleviate financial distress in some cases. If you struggle to manage your debts, filing for bankruptcy could be an option.

09:39

18 Mar 24

The importance of understanding cultural diversity among Indigenous peoples

Understanding the diversity within the First Nations of Australia is crucial when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and building meaningful relationships.

The importance of understanding cultural diversity among Indigenous peoples

Understanding the diversity within the First Nations of Australia is crucial when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and building meaningful relationships.

08:27

12 Mar 24

The importance of understanding cultural diversity among Indigenous peoples

Understanding the diversity within the First Nations of Australia is crucial when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and building meaningful relationships.

The importance of understanding cultural diversity among Indigenous peoples

Understanding the diversity within the First Nations of Australia is crucial when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and building meaningful relationships.

09:20

11 Mar 24

What are Ramadan and Eid and how are they celebrated in Australia?

As Muslims in Australia and around the world observe Ramadan, a month-long period of devotion and fasting, in this episode, we explore the religious significance of this holy month. 

What are Ramadan and Eid and how are they celebrated in Australia?

As Muslims in Australia and around the world observe Ramadan, a month-long period of devotion and fasting, in this episode, we explore the religious significance of this holy month. 

10:10

7 Mar 24

How to prepare a job application: Tips for success

When coming across an advertisement for a job that interests you, understanding the subsequent steps is crucial. Preparing the requisite documentation and comprehending the recruiter's expectations will enhance your likelihood of securing that position.

How to prepare a job application: Tips for success

When coming across an advertisement for a job that interests you, understanding the subsequent steps is crucial. Preparing the requisite documentation and comprehending the recruiter's expectations will enhance your likelihood of securing that position.

09:38

5 Mar 24

Tackling misinformation: How to identify and combat false news

In an era where information travels at the speed of light, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between true and false. Whether deemed false news, misinformation, or disinformation, the consequences are the same - a distortion of reality that can affect people's opinions, beliefs, and even important decisions.

Tackling misinformation: How to identify and combat false news

In an era where information travels at the speed of light, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between true and false. Whether deemed false news, misinformation, or disinformation, the consequences are the same - a distortion of reality that can affect people's opinions, beliefs, and even important decisions.

11:30

26 Feb 24

Are you eligible for the Higher Education Loan Program?

Around three million Australians have a government loan through HELP, the Higher Education Loan Program. You too may be eligible to defer your tertiary tuition fees until you secure a job.

Are you eligible for the Higher Education Loan Program?

Around three million Australians have a government loan through HELP, the Higher Education Loan Program. You too may be eligible to defer your tertiary tuition fees until you secure a job.

09:33

19 Feb 24

What is the cultural significance of First Nations weaving?

Weaving is one of the most complex and sophisticated examples of First Nations technology and culture. It produces objects of beauty, and the process itself has deep cultural significance. Weaving is a way to share knowledge, connect to people and country, invite mindfulness, and much more.

What is the cultural significance of First Nations weaving?

Weaving is one of the most complex and sophisticated examples of First Nations technology and culture. It produces objects of beauty, and the process itself has deep cultural significance. Weaving is a way to share knowledge, connect to people and country, invite mindfulness, and much more.

10:01

12 Feb 24

What is the cultural significance of First Nations weaving?

Weaving is one of the most complex and sophisticated examples of First Nations technology and culture. It produces objects of beauty, and the process itself has deep cultural significance. Weaving is a way to share knowledge, connect to people and country, invite mindfulness, and much more.

What is the cultural significance of First Nations weaving?

Weaving is one of the most complex and sophisticated examples of First Nations technology and culture. It produces objects of beauty, and the process itself has deep cultural significance. Weaving is a way to share knowledge, connect to people and country, invite mindfulness, and much more.

10:01

12 Feb 24

Not married but in a de facto relationship? Here’s what this means in Australia

Under the Australian Family Law Act, couples in a de facto relationship are treated similarly to married couples. But what are their legal rights and obligations in case of separation, and what are the benefits and criteria for establishing a de facto status in the first place?

Not married but in a de facto relationship? Here’s what this means in Australia

Under the Australian Family Law Act, couples in a de facto relationship are treated similarly to married couples. But what are their legal rights and obligations in case of separation, and what are the benefits and criteria for establishing a de facto status in the first place?

09:18

5 Feb 24

What is Lunar New Year, and how is it celebrated in Australia?

"Lunar New Year", also known as the "Spring Festival", has become a significant part of Australian culture. The celebration is so popular that Sydney's version is considered the largest outside Asia.

What is Lunar New Year, and how is it celebrated in Australia?

"Lunar New Year", also known as the "Spring Festival", has become a significant part of Australian culture. The celebration is so popular that Sydney's version is considered the largest outside Asia.

10:32

1 Feb 24

How to start your small business in Australia

Starting a business in Australia has several advantages. These include support for innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business growth through infrastructure, a skilled workforce, government initiatives, grants, funding, and tax incentives.

How to start your small business in Australia

Starting a business in Australia has several advantages. These include support for innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business growth through infrastructure, a skilled workforce, government initiatives, grants, funding, and tax incentives.

09:11

30 Jan 24

How to find a job in Australia?

In Australia, most job opportunities aren't openly advertised, so to find work, we must understand the Australian labour market and create our own opportunities. Tapping into the hidden job market and learning about migrant employment services can help break down the barriers to employment.

How to find a job in Australia?

In Australia, most job opportunities aren't openly advertised, so to find work, we must understand the Australian labour market and create our own opportunities. Tapping into the hidden job market and learning about migrant employment services can help break down the barriers to employment.

10:15

23 Jan 24

How to become a First Nations advocate

First Nations advocates help amplify the voices of Indigenous communities in Australia. Here are some aspects to consider related to advocacy and “allyship” with First Nations communities.

How to become a First Nations advocate

First Nations advocates help amplify the voices of Indigenous communities in Australia. Here are some aspects to consider related to advocacy and “allyship” with First Nations communities.

06:54

15 Jan 24

All you need to know about Boxing Day in Australia 

Australian Boxing Day is a unique blend of cultural and commercial significance. While it doesn't have a solid religious connotation here, it's a day when Australians extend their Christmas festivities. It's often a time for family barbecues, cricket matches, and watching the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race. On the other hand, many Australians look forward to this day to sweep the stores for the best bargains. 

All you need to know about Boxing Day in Australia 

Australian Boxing Day is a unique blend of cultural and commercial significance. While it doesn't have a solid religious connotation here, it's a day when Australians extend their Christmas festivities. It's often a time for family barbecues, cricket matches, and watching the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race. On the other hand, many Australians look forward to this day to sweep the stores for the best bargains. 

10:28

18 Dec 23

What's Christmas like in Australia?

Australia celebrates summer Christmas with beach visits, barbecues, and outdoor activities, creating a unique blend of traditional festivities and summer cheer.

What's Christmas like in Australia?

Australia celebrates summer Christmas with beach visits, barbecues, and outdoor activities, creating a unique blend of traditional festivities and summer cheer.

06:34

14 Dec 23

Five ways to bring bush tucker to your festive plate

Make your festive season celebrations unique by incorporating native Australian ingredients into dishes and drinks.

Five ways to bring bush tucker to your festive plate

Make your festive season celebrations unique by incorporating native Australian ingredients into dishes and drinks.

06:49

12 Dec 23

Five tips to keep safe and cool during an Australian summer

Listening to what your body needs is important throughout the year, but it becomes even more crucial during extreme weather. Here are some essential tips to beat the Australian summer.

Five tips to keep safe and cool during an Australian summer

Listening to what your body needs is important throughout the year, but it becomes even more crucial during extreme weather. Here are some essential tips to beat the Australian summer.

09:04

4 Dec 23

Facing a shark while swimming? Here's what to do

Australia has thousands of kilometres of spectacular coastline, and a trip to the beach for a swim is a much-celebrated part of the lifestyle – whether to cool off, keep fit, or to socialise. Being aware of beach safety is vital to minimise the risk of getting into trouble in the water. This includes understanding the threat that sharks pose to minimise the chance of encountering a shark and being aware of shark behaviour, so you know how to react to stay safe.

Facing a shark while swimming? Here's what to do

Australia has thousands of kilometres of spectacular coastline, and a trip to the beach for a swim is a much-celebrated part of the lifestyle – whether to cool off, keep fit, or to socialise. Being aware of beach safety is vital to minimise the risk of getting into trouble in the water. This includes understanding the threat that sharks pose to minimise the chance of encountering a shark and being aware of shark behaviour, so you know how to react to stay safe.

10:46

28 Nov 23

How can parents help a child recover from trauma?

Whether a child has experienced trauma overseas or in Australia, whether it occured recently or in the distant past, with the appropriate assistance, a child can recover. Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in helping children regain a sense of safety and well-being. Here are some steps and strategies for parents to support their child's recovery from trauma.

How can parents help a child recover from trauma?

Whether a child has experienced trauma overseas or in Australia, whether it occured recently or in the distant past, with the appropriate assistance, a child can recover. Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in helping children regain a sense of safety and well-being. Here are some steps and strategies for parents to support their child's recovery from trauma.

09:09

20 Nov 23

Attending or hosting an Australian party? Here’s what you need to know

Australians are known for their laid-back culture and seize every opportunity to celebrate special occasions. But it's not only business events that come with etiquette rules to follow; every party, no matter how casual, has its unspoken cultural expectations.

Attending or hosting an Australian party? Here’s what you need to know

Australians are known for their laid-back culture and seize every opportunity to celebrate special occasions. But it's not only business events that come with etiquette rules to follow; every party, no matter how casual, has its unspoken cultural expectations.

13:23

13 Nov 23

Why do men's mental health and wellbeing matter?

Many men are taught to remain strong in the face of adversity. However, when pursuing their dreams of resettlement in Australia, things can take an emotional toll, leading to strained family relationships and shattered aspirations. 

Why do men's mental health and wellbeing matter?

Many men are taught to remain strong in the face of adversity. However, when pursuing their dreams of resettlement in Australia, things can take an emotional toll, leading to strained family relationships and shattered aspirations. 

09:41

6 Nov 23

When should you consider applying for a personal loan?

As more Australians than ever seek ways to manage their living costs, many are turning to personal loans. When shopping for options, it's important to research and carefully consider your circumstances before signing on the dotted line.

When should you consider applying for a personal loan?

As more Australians than ever seek ways to manage their living costs, many are turning to personal loans. When shopping for options, it's important to research and carefully consider your circumstances before signing on the dotted line.

08:54

30 Oct 23

'Net Zero 2050' explained: Australia's long-term emissions reduction plan

Australia’s long-term emissions reduction plan sets out to address climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions produced by the burning of fossil fuels, and together, everyone can make a difference to achieve it.

'Net Zero 2050' explained: Australia's long-term emissions reduction plan

Australia’s long-term emissions reduction plan sets out to address climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions produced by the burning of fossil fuels, and together, everyone can make a difference to achieve it.

09:40

23 Oct 23

Is it your time to learn a musical instrument?

Do you have a neglected musical instrument sitting at home? Perhaps you want your child to experience the countless benefits of music lessons. Or maybe you’ve always longed to play in a group. Whatever the reason, learning to play an instrument is enjoyable and a social experience, with opportunities all around you.

Is it your time to learn a musical instrument?

Do you have a neglected musical instrument sitting at home? Perhaps you want your child to experience the countless benefits of music lessons. Or maybe you’ve always longed to play in a group. Whatever the reason, learning to play an instrument is enjoyable and a social experience, with opportunities all around you.

09:56

16 Oct 23

Australia explained: Disposing of unwanted clothes

Australians throw more than 200,000 tonnes of clothing into landfill each year. That’s an average of 10 kilograms of clothing per person. We can help combat Australia’s textile waste crisis by choosing to recycle, donate, and swap our unwanted clothing.

Australia explained: Disposing of unwanted clothes

Australians throw more than 200,000 tonnes of clothing into landfill each year. That’s an average of 10 kilograms of clothing per person. We can help combat Australia’s textile waste crisis by choosing to recycle, donate, and swap our unwanted clothing.

09:14

9 Oct 23

What is a BioBlitz and how can you be involved in helping science

Australia is home to an enormous variety of animal and plant species. Getting involved in a BioBlitz allows one to investigate what species exist in a particular area and expand scientific knowledge.

What is a BioBlitz and how can you be involved in helping science

Australia is home to an enormous variety of animal and plant species. Getting involved in a BioBlitz allows one to investigate what species exist in a particular area and expand scientific knowledge.

08:45

3 Oct 23

How to sell your second-hand car in Australia

Depending on where you live in Australia, selling a second-hand car differs. Regardless of your state or territory, the following checklist can help you navigate your vehicle selling experience successfully and stress-free.

How to sell your second-hand car in Australia

Depending on where you live in Australia, selling a second-hand car differs. Regardless of your state or territory, the following checklist can help you navigate your vehicle selling experience successfully and stress-free.

09:08

26 Sep 23

What is Capital Gains Tax and who needs to pay it?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is an important tax liability added to your taxable income for the financial year. It is not a separate tax. Read more to understand what it is and how the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) enforces it.

What is Capital Gains Tax and who needs to pay it?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is an important tax liability added to your taxable income for the financial year. It is not a separate tax. Read more to understand what it is and how the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) enforces it.

10:43

19 Sep 23

How do you prepare for the Australian citizenship test? 

Becoming an Australian citizen is an exciting and rewarding experience for many migrants. But to achieve citizenship, you must first pass the Australian citizenship test. It measures your knowledge of Australia's history, culture, values, and political system. 

How do you prepare for the Australian citizenship test? 

Becoming an Australian citizen is an exciting and rewarding experience for many migrants. But to achieve citizenship, you must first pass the Australian citizenship test. It measures your knowledge of Australia's history, culture, values, and political system. 

10:08

12 Sep 23

City park rules and etiquette in Australia: what's allowed and what's not

Who doesn’t love a picnic outdoors when the weather is right? Park hangouts are a favourite for people in Australia. Here are some rules and etiquette tips for when using your local park to ensure everyone is enjoying their time.

City park rules and etiquette in Australia: what's allowed and what's not

Who doesn’t love a picnic outdoors when the weather is right? Park hangouts are a favourite for people in Australia. Here are some rules and etiquette tips for when using your local park to ensure everyone is enjoying their time.

08:08

5 Sep 23

How to help injured wildlife in Australia

If you’re out travelling or exploring in Australia and encounter injured or ill wildlife, knowing how best to help will ensure the animals get the required care.

How to help injured wildlife in Australia

If you’re out travelling or exploring in Australia and encounter injured or ill wildlife, knowing how best to help will ensure the animals get the required care.

09:20

29 Aug 23

Managing daycare sickness: tips for new migrants and first-time parents

The decision to begin childcare at an early stage might appear beneficial for both your child and your career. However, it has the potential to disrupt the lives of many families, particularly those who are new migrants or first-time parents. What steps can recently arrived migrants take to adequately prepare their families for effectively managing this challenge?

Managing daycare sickness: tips for new migrants and first-time parents

The decision to begin childcare at an early stage might appear beneficial for both your child and your career. However, it has the potential to disrupt the lives of many families, particularly those who are new migrants or first-time parents. What steps can recently arrived migrants take to adequately prepare their families for effectively managing this challenge?

08:28

22 Aug 23

Decoding Australia's inheritance laws: your rights and obligations explained

Unlike some other countries, Australians do not pay an inheritance tax on the assets they inherit. Even so, strict inheritance laws are in place, and with more than 50 per cent of Australians dying without a Will, the courts often intervene.

Decoding Australia's inheritance laws: your rights and obligations explained

Unlike some other countries, Australians do not pay an inheritance tax on the assets they inherit. Even so, strict inheritance laws are in place, and with more than 50 per cent of Australians dying without a Will, the courts often intervene.

09:10

15 Aug 23

Mastering English proficiency: steps to boost your language skills

Learning English can serve as both a requirement for your student visa and a pathway to future academic pursuits. It also has the potential to enhance your career prospects or become a personal goal. With so many study options and informal learning opportunities, there should be few obstacles to improving your English skills.

Mastering English proficiency: steps to boost your language skills

Learning English can serve as both a requirement for your student visa and a pathway to future academic pursuits. It also has the potential to enhance your career prospects or become a personal goal. With so many study options and informal learning opportunities, there should be few obstacles to improving your English skills.

09:29

7 Aug 23

Voice Referendum: What is it and why is Australia having one?

Australians will vote in the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum on October 14. Here’s what you need to know about the process, including why it’s taking place, and the information that communities can expect to help guide their decisions at the polls.

Voice Referendum: What is it and why is Australia having one?

Australians will vote in the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum on October 14. Here’s what you need to know about the process, including why it’s taking place, and the information that communities can expect to help guide their decisions at the polls.

08:19

1 Aug 23

'Settlement Guide' is now 'Australia Explained'

The award-winning, SBS Audio's multi-platform series "Settlement Guide" has rebranded to "Australia Explained". The series will remain as a weekly podcast and article offering, committed to support new migrants navigate life in Australia. Stay tuned for a wealth of expert advice and firsthand experiences shared by fellow migrants aimed at making your transition to Australia both enriching and fulfilling.

'Settlement Guide' is now 'Australia Explained'

The award-winning, SBS Audio's multi-platform series "Settlement Guide" has rebranded to "Australia Explained". The series will remain as a weekly podcast and article offering, committed to support new migrants navigate life in Australia. Stay tuned for a wealth of expert advice and firsthand experiences shared by fellow migrants aimed at making your transition to Australia both enriching and fulfilling.

01:39

31 Jul 23

Make friends in Australia: the importance of cross-cultural friendships

Making friends is one of the biggest challenges people can face in a new country. We naturally form support networks with people from similar cultural backgrounds – but imagine taking a leap and expanding your friendship circle. Cross-cultural friendships will improve your outlook and heighten your sense of belonging.

Make friends in Australia: the importance of cross-cultural friendships

Making friends is one of the biggest challenges people can face in a new country. We naturally form support networks with people from similar cultural backgrounds – but imagine taking a leap and expanding your friendship circle. Cross-cultural friendships will improve your outlook and heighten your sense of belonging.

08:32

24 Jul 23

What does responsible cat ownership involve?

If you own a pet cat or are planning to, being a responsible cat owner will help keep your cat safe and protect Australia’s native wildlife as well.

What does responsible cat ownership involve?

If you own a pet cat or are planning to, being a responsible cat owner will help keep your cat safe and protect Australia’s native wildlife as well.

10:01

18 Jul 23

What accommodation is available to students?

Australia is one of the most popular study-abroad destinations. It’s also currently one of the hardest places to find rental accommodation. More than ever, it’s important to understand the housing options that cater exclusively to the needs of students.

What accommodation is available to students?

Australia is one of the most popular study-abroad destinations. It’s also currently one of the hardest places to find rental accommodation. More than ever, it’s important to understand the housing options that cater exclusively to the needs of students.

10:14

10 Jul 23

What are the requirements when moving interstate?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Australians relocate interstate for work, education, lifestyle, family, or better community support. As laws, regulations and service providers may differ around the country; a checklist can help your move go smoother.

What are the requirements when moving interstate?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Australians relocate interstate for work, education, lifestyle, family, or better community support. As laws, regulations and service providers may differ around the country; a checklist can help your move go smoother.

07:42

4 Jul 23

What is negative gearing and how can it benefit property investors?

Negative gearing is a common term associated with investment properties in Australia. It refers to a situation where the expenses incurred in owning and operating an investment property exceed the returns generated from it. So what is the concept of negative gearing and its implications?

What is negative gearing and how can it benefit property investors?

Negative gearing is a common term associated with investment properties in Australia. It refers to a situation where the expenses incurred in owning and operating an investment property exceed the returns generated from it. So what is the concept of negative gearing and its implications?

07:53

27 Jun 23

How to ask for a pay rise in Australia

Regardless of your job, requesting for pay increase when you believe you deserve one is an expected part of Australian workplace culture. In some cases, an increase in your salary may even be a legal requirement. Here's the advice from experts that you should consider before initiating a pay conversation with your boss.

How to ask for a pay rise in Australia

Regardless of your job, requesting for pay increase when you believe you deserve one is an expected part of Australian workplace culture. In some cases, an increase in your salary may even be a legal requirement. Here's the advice from experts that you should consider before initiating a pay conversation with your boss.

09:48

20 Jun 23

Essential vaccinations Australians may need when travelling overseas

When travelling overseas, Australians may require vaccinations to protect themselves against infectious diseases that are either absent in Australia or more prevalent in other parts of the world. Here's how you can best prepare for your trip.

Essential vaccinations Australians may need when travelling overseas

When travelling overseas, Australians may require vaccinations to protect themselves against infectious diseases that are either absent in Australia or more prevalent in other parts of the world. Here's how you can best prepare for your trip.

08:54

13 Jun 23

How do you make parenting arrangements after separation?

Under the Family Law Act the welfare rights of the child guide all parenting negotiations following separation or divorce. A child under 18 cannot legally decide where to live, therefore there are resources available to help parents agree on care arrangements that are safe, practical and child-focused.

How do you make parenting arrangements after separation?

Under the Family Law Act the welfare rights of the child guide all parenting negotiations following separation or divorce. A child under 18 cannot legally decide where to live, therefore there are resources available to help parents agree on care arrangements that are safe, practical and child-focused.

10:24

6 Jun 23

Understanding the Australian school sectors

Australians are fortunate to have choice when it comes to finding a schooling system that suits our children and our circumstances. This is particularly true of metropolitan areas. With excellent educational opportunities across three sectors, choosing the right school can be a difficult decision for parents to make.

Understanding the Australian school sectors

Australians are fortunate to have choice when it comes to finding a schooling system that suits our children and our circumstances. This is particularly true of metropolitan areas. With excellent educational opportunities across three sectors, choosing the right school can be a difficult decision for parents to make.

09:43

30 May 23

How to find a rental property in Australia

Right now, fewer than 50,000 rental properties are available across the country. Two years ago, that number was almost double. With the vacancy rate at a historic low, finding a rental property is tougher than ever. Understanding the process will give you a head start.

How to find a rental property in Australia

Right now, fewer than 50,000 rental properties are available across the country. Two years ago, that number was almost double. With the vacancy rate at a historic low, finding a rental property is tougher than ever. Understanding the process will give you a head start.

09:14

23 May 23

Caring for carers: How to access carer support services in Australia

About one in nine people in Australia are carers — people who look after an ageing or frail relative or friend, or for someone living with a health condition or disability. But many carers do not recognise themselves as such, or know there is a range of free support services available to them.

Caring for carers: How to access carer support services in Australia

About one in nine people in Australia are carers — people who look after an ageing or frail relative or friend, or for someone living with a health condition or disability. But many carers do not recognise themselves as such, or know there is a range of free support services available to them.

10:36

16 May 23

How to prevent family violence in migrant communities in Australia

Family, domestic and sexual violence are major health and welfare issues in Australia, as two in five people have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15. Family violence can affect anybody, but migrant women face additional barriers when they need to get help.

How to prevent family violence in migrant communities in Australia

Family, domestic and sexual violence are major health and welfare issues in Australia, as two in five people have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15. Family violence can affect anybody, but migrant women face additional barriers when they need to get help.

08:47

9 May 23

How to resolve disputes with your neighbours in Australia

Home is supposed to be the place where we feel most comfortable. But our comfort zone can be shattered when we don’t get along with our neighbours. Here's how you can resolve a neighbourhood dispute without going to court.

How to resolve disputes with your neighbours in Australia

Home is supposed to be the place where we feel most comfortable. But our comfort zone can be shattered when we don’t get along with our neighbours. Here's how you can resolve a neighbourhood dispute without going to court.

10:01

2 May 23

What happens when you report non-consensual sex or rape in Australia?

In Australia, sexual violence is a criminal offence. If you have been forced, threatened, coerced, or tricked into a sex act against your will, you may wish to report it to the police for the perpetrator to face charges. However, this process may be legally and emotionally taxing. Here’s what to expect.

What happens when you report non-consensual sex or rape in Australia?

In Australia, sexual violence is a criminal offence. If you have been forced, threatened, coerced, or tricked into a sex act against your will, you may wish to report it to the police for the perpetrator to face charges. However, this process may be legally and emotionally taxing. Here’s what to expect.

12:33

25 Apr 23

How can you ensure sexual consent?

In Australia, non-consensual sexual activity is a criminal offence, whether it takes place in real life or online. In some jurisdictions, alleged perpetrators accused of sexual assault or rape must prove in court that they obtained consent before engaging in sexual activity. So, how can you ensure you’re having consensual sex?

How can you ensure sexual consent?

In Australia, non-consensual sexual activity is a criminal offence, whether it takes place in real life or online. In some jurisdictions, alleged perpetrators accused of sexual assault or rape must prove in court that they obtained consent before engaging in sexual activity. So, how can you ensure you’re having consensual sex?

11:38

18 Apr 23

How to protect yourself from identity theft in Australia

Identity crime is a significant threat in Australia, with a growing number of people falling victim every year. Those impersonated often face severe consequences, including financial losses, damage to their credit score, and legal ramifications. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of having your personal information stolen or misused.

How to protect yourself from identity theft in Australia

Identity crime is a significant threat in Australia, with a growing number of people falling victim every year. Those impersonated often face severe consequences, including financial losses, damage to their credit score, and legal ramifications. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of having your personal information stolen or misused.

12:06

11 Apr 23

Copped a fine? Here's what you need to do to pay it and avoid the hefty consequences of non-compliance

Fines are monetary penalties for breaking the law. Ignoring a fine comes with significant ramifications, no matter where you live in Australia.

Copped a fine? Here's what you need to do to pay it and avoid the hefty consequences of non-compliance

Fines are monetary penalties for breaking the law. Ignoring a fine comes with significant ramifications, no matter where you live in Australia.

09:40

4 Apr 23

What is migratory grief? Can migrants ever overcome their sense of loss and displacement?

Moving to a different country long-term often comes with multiple emotional trials. As migrants endure the rollercoaster of culture shock and adapting to a foreign environment, many often feel a complex sense of displacement and identity loss. So, what can migrants do to cope and feel ‘whole’ again?

What is migratory grief? Can migrants ever overcome their sense of loss and displacement?

Moving to a different country long-term often comes with multiple emotional trials. As migrants endure the rollercoaster of culture shock and adapting to a foreign environment, many often feel a complex sense of displacement and identity loss. So, what can migrants do to cope and feel ‘whole’ again?

12:14

27 Mar 23

Everything you need to do if you are in a car crash in Australia

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be overwhelming, even when no one is injured and the damage to vehicles or property is minor. Here’s your step-by-step guide on what to do if you are caught in a major or minor car crash in Australia, how you can seek help, and what your rights are if you are at fault or not.

Everything you need to do if you are in a car crash in Australia

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be overwhelming, even when no one is injured and the damage to vehicles or property is minor. Here’s your step-by-step guide on what to do if you are caught in a major or minor car crash in Australia, how you can seek help, and what your rights are if you are at fault or not.

10:28

21 Mar 23

How to resolve divorce disputes without going to court

Divorce is one of the most stressful transitions people can experience in life. Given the high financial and emotional costs of going to court, the Australian legal system incentivises mediation and family dispute resolution alternatives prior to litigation.

How to resolve divorce disputes without going to court

Divorce is one of the most stressful transitions people can experience in life. Given the high financial and emotional costs of going to court, the Australian legal system incentivises mediation and family dispute resolution alternatives prior to litigation.

11:13

14 Mar 23

Fire safety at home: How to prevent one of Australia's deadliest natural hazards

Home fire safety goes beyond having smoke alarms installed. In Australia, fatal residential fires are sadly common, despite being preventable. Here’s what you need to know to stop one from breaking out in your home.

Fire safety at home: How to prevent one of Australia's deadliest natural hazards

Home fire safety goes beyond having smoke alarms installed. In Australia, fatal residential fires are sadly common, despite being preventable. Here’s what you need to know to stop one from breaking out in your home.

10:59

7 Mar 23

Australia Explained - How to get an Australian driver’s licence

Driving a car offers independence and increases job opportunities, but it also comes with the great responsibility of keeping roads safe. In Australia, drivers need to pass several assessments before they become fully licensed. Migrants may be eligible to convert their overseas licences to Australian ones through an abridged process, but this depends on their personal circumstances.

Australia Explained - How to get an Australian driver’s licence

Driving a car offers independence and increases job opportunities, but it also comes with the great responsibility of keeping roads safe. In Australia, drivers need to pass several assessments before they become fully licensed. Migrants may be eligible to convert their overseas licences to Australian ones through an abridged process, but this depends on their personal circumstances.

10:53

27 Feb 23

Knowing first aid can save lives. Here's where and how to get trained in Australia

Accidents and sudden illness can strike anywhere. First aid training can make all the difference, from treating an injury at a critical time to saving a life. In Australia, there are various options for first aid training according to your needs and budget.

Knowing first aid can save lives. Here's where and how to get trained in Australia

Accidents and sudden illness can strike anywhere. First aid training can make all the difference, from treating an injury at a critical time to saving a life. In Australia, there are various options for first aid training according to your needs and budget.

09:47

21 Feb 23

How to protect your retirement fund, find lost super and what to do if moving overseas

Superannuation is complex. Did you know that your savings are not forever lost even if you have an inactive super account? But what is the recovery process? And what happens to super if moving overseas or when the account holder dies? Here's your complete guide to super.

How to protect your retirement fund, find lost super and what to do if moving overseas

Superannuation is complex. Did you know that your savings are not forever lost even if you have an inactive super account? But what is the recovery process? And what happens to super if moving overseas or when the account holder dies? Here's your complete guide to super.

10:32

14 Feb 23

How to access low-cost medical services in Australia

Medicare subsidises a wide range of essential medical services, including visits to the doctor, blood and pathology tests, scans, x-rays, and some surgeries or procedures. It also covers annual eye tests by an optometrist, as well as child immunisations.

How to access low-cost medical services in Australia

Medicare subsidises a wide range of essential medical services, including visits to the doctor, blood and pathology tests, scans, x-rays, and some surgeries or procedures. It also covers annual eye tests by an optometrist, as well as child immunisations.

09:56

30 Jan 23

How to access abortion services in Australia

Abortion is an essential healthcare service in Australia. Women have access to termination options early in the pregnancy, but navigating choices to suit personal circumstances isn’t always straightforward.

How to access abortion services in Australia

Abortion is an essential healthcare service in Australia. Women have access to termination options early in the pregnancy, but navigating choices to suit personal circumstances isn’t always straightforward.

11:28

23 Jan 23

How to keep safe from Australia’s beach hazards

When we think of Australian beaches, sharks often come to mind. On average one fatal attack is reported each year, but in the same period we averaged 122 coastal drowning deaths, with 25 per cent due to dangerous rip currents. Knowing where and when to swim is the best defence against these beach hazards.

How to keep safe from Australia’s beach hazards

When we think of Australian beaches, sharks often come to mind. On average one fatal attack is reported each year, but in the same period we averaged 122 coastal drowning deaths, with 25 per cent due to dangerous rip currents. Knowing where and when to swim is the best defence against these beach hazards.

10:02

17 Jan 23

The importance of greening where you live

Australians place great value in green spaces. The personal, community and environmental benefits of plant life are profound. This is why regulations are in place to guide what we can and can’t do in our gardens and streets.

The importance of greening where you live

Australians place great value in green spaces. The personal, community and environmental benefits of plant life are profound. This is why regulations are in place to guide what we can and can’t do in our gardens and streets.

09:24

10 Jan 23

How to call an ambulance anywhere in Australia

In Australia, the quickest way to get an ambulance in a medical emergency, is by dialling Triple Zero (000).  Here is a guide on how and when to call an ambulance in all Australian states and territories.

How to call an ambulance anywhere in Australia

In Australia, the quickest way to get an ambulance in a medical emergency, is by dialling Triple Zero (000).  Here is a guide on how and when to call an ambulance in all Australian states and territories.

09:50

20 Dec 22

What to do if you get lost while bushwalking

Bushwalkers are rescued every day in Australia. Careful preparation will reduce your chances of getting lost. But if you do lose your way, some smart choices will increase the likelihood that you are found.

What to do if you get lost while bushwalking

Bushwalkers are rescued every day in Australia. Careful preparation will reduce your chances of getting lost. But if you do lose your way, some smart choices will increase the likelihood that you are found.

09:41

13 Dec 22

How to dispose of hard rubbish without getting fined

Moving out or doing a home clean-up? Unwanted, bulky household items for disposal are considered hard waste. Here’s what you need to know to get rid of them responsibly and safely.

How to dispose of hard rubbish without getting fined

Moving out or doing a home clean-up? Unwanted, bulky household items for disposal are considered hard waste. Here’s what you need to know to get rid of them responsibly and safely.

10:22

6 Dec 22

Your aged care rights in Australia and how to make a complaint

In Australia, there are 14 rights that protect anyone receiving government-funded aged care, whether at home or at a residential facility. But what happens if you or a loved one are unsatisfied with the service?

Your aged care rights in Australia and how to make a complaint

In Australia, there are 14 rights that protect anyone receiving government-funded aged care, whether at home or at a residential facility. But what happens if you or a loved one are unsatisfied with the service?

10:13

29 Nov 22

Australian snakes and spiders: What to do if bitten

Australia has many venomous animal and insect species. Knowing what to do and what to avoid when bitten by a snake or spider can help save a life. Here’s the expert advice on how to respond whether you suffer a venomous or non-venomous bite.

Australian snakes and spiders: What to do if bitten

Australia has many venomous animal and insect species. Knowing what to do and what to avoid when bitten by a snake or spider can help save a life. Here’s the expert advice on how to respond whether you suffer a venomous or non-venomous bite.

10:03

22 Nov 22

How to best prepare before a severe storm or a flood in Australia

In the last decade, Australia has experienced some of its worst flooding in recorded history. Knowing how to prepare for severe weather could save your property. Deciding whether or not to evacuate and how, could save your life.

How to best prepare before a severe storm or a flood in Australia

In the last decade, Australia has experienced some of its worst flooding in recorded history. Knowing how to prepare for severe weather could save your property. Deciding whether or not to evacuate and how, could save your life.

11:58

15 Nov 22

Why joining a community sport could be the best thing you ever did

Regular physical activity is essential for good physical and mental health and wellbeing. Community sport is informal and inclusive, and the benefits for newly arrived migrants can be profound.

Why joining a community sport could be the best thing you ever did

Regular physical activity is essential for good physical and mental health and wellbeing. Community sport is informal and inclusive, and the benefits for newly arrived migrants can be profound.

10:11

7 Nov 22

How does media work in Australia?

A free, independent and diverse press is a fundamental pillar of democracy. Australia has two taxpayer-funded networks that serve the public interest (ABC and SBS), plus a variety of commercial and community media outlets. Although publicly funded media receives money the government, it is unlike the state-sponsored outlets found overseas.

How does media work in Australia?

A free, independent and diverse press is a fundamental pillar of democracy. Australia has two taxpayer-funded networks that serve the public interest (ABC and SBS), plus a variety of commercial and community media outlets. Although publicly funded media receives money the government, it is unlike the state-sponsored outlets found overseas.

15:06

1 Nov 22

The Melbourne Cup: The horse race that captivates and divides Australia

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race. While it has historically attracted huge crowds, it also raises questions over the ethics and practices of the racing industry, its treatment of animals and influence on problem gambling.

The Melbourne Cup: The horse race that captivates and divides Australia

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race. While it has historically attracted huge crowds, it also raises questions over the ethics and practices of the racing industry, its treatment of animals and influence on problem gambling.

10:46

24 Oct 22

Everything you need to know about the risks of online shopping in Australia

Online shopping offers consumers a range of benefits such as convenience and savings, but it also carries a set of risks. While many legitimate online retailers collect personal data, scammers are also taking advantage of the surge of e-commerce to target and defraud vulnerable Australians.

Everything you need to know about the risks of online shopping in Australia

Online shopping offers consumers a range of benefits such as convenience and savings, but it also carries a set of risks. While many legitimate online retailers collect personal data, scammers are also taking advantage of the surge of e-commerce to target and defraud vulnerable Australians.

08:25

18 Oct 22

How sexual health is taught in Australian schools and tips for parents to talk about sex with their kids

Sex education is still one of the most challenging topics for parents to discuss with their children. Fortunately, sexual health is widely taught in Australian schools, and parents can access many resources to help them overcome feelings of shame or awkwardness. Here are some experts’ top tips to help parents have these chats.

How sexual health is taught in Australian schools and tips for parents to talk about sex with their kids

Sex education is still one of the most challenging topics for parents to discuss with their children. Fortunately, sexual health is widely taught in Australian schools, and parents can access many resources to help them overcome feelings of shame or awkwardness. Here are some experts’ top tips to help parents have these chats.

11:13

11 Oct 22

How you can help a loved one suffering from alcohol dependence

Alcohol is an intrinsic part of Australian culture and plays a central role in many people’s social lives. People with alcohol use disorders drink to excess, endangering both themselves and possibly others. Here's how to tell if a loved one has an alcohol dependence and how to help them.

How you can help a loved one suffering from alcohol dependence

Alcohol is an intrinsic part of Australian culture and plays a central role in many people’s social lives. People with alcohol use disorders drink to excess, endangering both themselves and possibly others. Here's how to tell if a loved one has an alcohol dependence and how to help them.

10:30

3 Oct 22

What are Australia’s Emergency Warnings and Fire Danger Ratings and how should you respond?

Australia, a country prone to extreme weather-related hazards, has a new nationally standardised Australian Fire Danger Rating System, and the Australian Warning System to help communities and first respondents understand risks, prepare, and react to different emergencies. Here's what the severity levels mean and what you should do for each one.

What are Australia’s Emergency Warnings and Fire Danger Ratings and how should you respond?

Australia, a country prone to extreme weather-related hazards, has a new nationally standardised Australian Fire Danger Rating System, and the Australian Warning System to help communities and first respondents understand risks, prepare, and react to different emergencies. Here's what the severity levels mean and what you should do for each one.

11:31

27 Sep 22

What happens when your child turns 18 in Australia?

By law, Australians are considered adults at 18. But how does transitioning to adulthood affect the life of a young person and their parents on practical terms?

What happens when your child turns 18 in Australia?

By law, Australians are considered adults at 18. But how does transitioning to adulthood affect the life of a young person and their parents on practical terms?

10:09

20 Sep 22

What is the role of the British Monarchy in Australia?

Australia maintains a formal and sentimental connection to the British Monarchy as a legacy of British colonisation. The passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, on 8 September 2022 raises the question of: What is the role of the British monarchy in contemporary Australia?

What is the role of the British Monarchy in Australia?

Australia maintains a formal and sentimental connection to the British Monarchy as a legacy of British colonisation. The passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, on 8 September 2022 raises the question of: What is the role of the British monarchy in contemporary Australia?

08:33

9 Sep 22

The Dos and Don'ts of Australian etiquette, how to avoid the pitfalls

As one of the most multicultural nations on Earth, Australia presents a unique blend of unspoken rules of etiquette. Learning the local protocols of 'good manners' is vital for migrants looking to strengthen their communication skills.

The Dos and Don'ts of Australian etiquette, how to avoid the pitfalls

As one of the most multicultural nations on Earth, Australia presents a unique blend of unspoken rules of etiquette. Learning the local protocols of 'good manners' is vital for migrants looking to strengthen their communication skills.

11:48

6 Sep 22

Stop the cycle of violence, be a positive role model

How often have we heard phrases such as “boys will be boys” or “it’s OK, he just did it because he likes you”, about disrespectful or aggressive behaviour towards girls or women? Experts say, although these phrases seem harmless on the surface, we are in fact unknowingly normalising aggression as something that is inherent in boys or something that is provoked by girls.

Stop the cycle of violence, be a positive role model

How often have we heard phrases such as “boys will be boys” or “it’s OK, he just did it because he likes you”, about disrespectful or aggressive behaviour towards girls or women? Experts say, although these phrases seem harmless on the surface, we are in fact unknowingly normalising aggression as something that is inherent in boys or something that is provoked by girls.

11:03

1 Sep 22

Antenatal care in Australia: what is it and why it’s important?

The latest statistics show that in Australia, just over 50 per cent of women attended antenatal care within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Health practitioners say that starting antenatal check-ups early in the pregnancy can make a significant difference. So, why is it important?

Antenatal care in Australia: what is it and why it’s important?

The latest statistics show that in Australia, just over 50 per cent of women attended antenatal care within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Health practitioners say that starting antenatal check-ups early in the pregnancy can make a significant difference. So, why is it important?

10:42

30 Aug 22

How are animals protected in Australia?

Australia is a nation of animal lovers, with one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world. The country is home to unique native wildlife. Protecting the welfare of animals is not only the right thing to do but in Australia it is a legal requirement

How are animals protected in Australia?

Australia is a nation of animal lovers, with one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world. The country is home to unique native wildlife. Protecting the welfare of animals is not only the right thing to do but in Australia it is a legal requirement

07:57

19 Aug 22

Getting help when your loved one has gambling problems

There is no cure when it comes to gambling addiction. But when family and friends of problem gamblers get the right support for themselves, they are more likely to help their loved ones recover. In Australia, help is available in your language.

Getting help when your loved one has gambling problems

There is no cure when it comes to gambling addiction. But when family and friends of problem gamblers get the right support for themselves, they are more likely to help their loved ones recover. In Australia, help is available in your language.

08:34

19 Aug 22

How allergies are managed in Australian schools

Australia has one of the highest food allergy rates in the world. Sending children with allergies and anaphylaxis to school can be worrying for parents who may not be aware of the systems and guidelines in place.

How allergies are managed in Australian schools

Australia has one of the highest food allergy rates in the world. Sending children with allergies and anaphylaxis to school can be worrying for parents who may not be aware of the systems and guidelines in place.

06:42

3 Aug 22

What is the best way to heat your home in Australia?

Choosing the right heating system for your home becomes easier when you understand what options are available. And if you can't change what is already installed, there are ways to improve energy and cost efficiency.

What is the best way to heat your home in Australia?

Choosing the right heating system for your home becomes easier when you understand what options are available. And if you can't change what is already installed, there are ways to improve energy and cost efficiency.

07:42

29 Jul 22

Do we tip in Australia?

When it comes to tipping, Australia is divided. Knowing who and when to tip is confusing even for those born in Australia, but there are some common habits that can guide our decisions.

Do we tip in Australia?

When it comes to tipping, Australia is divided. Knowing who and when to tip is confusing even for those born in Australia, but there are some common habits that can guide our decisions.

07:21

20 Jul 22

Are you recycling correctly? How you can play your part for the planet

Australians produce 74 million tonnes of waste each year, yet only 60 per cent is recycled. Confusion and lack of knowledge around recycling is compromising our efforts.

Are you recycling correctly? How you can play your part for the planet

Australians produce 74 million tonnes of waste each year, yet only 60 per cent is recycled. Confusion and lack of knowledge around recycling is compromising our efforts.

08:13

18 Jul 22

What is Welcome to Country?

Increasingly at public events we observe a ceremony performed by Aboriginal Traditional Custodians. This ceremony is called ‘Welcome to Country’. So what is the significance of this welcoming ritual?

What is Welcome to Country?

Increasingly at public events we observe a ceremony performed by Aboriginal Traditional Custodians. This ceremony is called ‘Welcome to Country’. So what is the significance of this welcoming ritual?

06:41

29 Jun 22

What you need to know when organising a funeral in Australia

Dealing with the death of a family member or friend is overwhelming. For new migrants, funeral arrangements can add another level of uncertainty. It is essential to know how funerals are conducted in Australia.

What you need to know when organising a funeral in Australia

Dealing with the death of a family member or friend is overwhelming. For new migrants, funeral arrangements can add another level of uncertainty. It is essential to know how funerals are conducted in Australia.

08:27

26 Jun 22

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