The power of human touch

In a high-tech world where non-sexual touch is becoming increasingly rare, artist Jen Jamieson is working on putting our focus back on reconnection by employing a...
SUISTUDIO USA's latest campaign, #NotDressingMen, aims to highlight the sexualised role women are often expected to take in adverts.
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The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most...
The #MeToo hashtag shows how widespread sexual harassment and assault really is.
Solli Raphael's performance will blow you away.
Something new to worry about.
In February this year, IKEA put into motion a long-term plan to employ Syrian refugee women in Jordan, specifically from the 80% of displaced migrants who live...

Shining a light: 'Sunshine'

Sharing positive stories from Australia's South Sudanese community. 'Sunshine' premieres on Wednesday 18 October at 8:30pm on SBS.

We should support refugees not detain them or leave them to fend for themselves once they land in Australia, says criminal lawyer, refugee advocate and NSW Australian...
“Australia is where we belong now, but it’s good to not forget where we have come from.”
“My mum has always been my role model. She is always pushing me and challenging me to be better at what I'm good at, and always reminding me to not forget who I...
Journey to Melbourne’s west and meet some characters who are missing from most mainstream drama.
Abe Nouk’s regards his life as one of “luck”. Born in a Sudanese prison to an inmate mother, he later fled his native lands and eventually found his way to...


Here's how you can nourish the mind, body and soul. No empty calories here.

"It’s a chronic disease, so it’s not something that’s going to be fixed. "
At the start of this year, Jessica Hay weighed almost 200 kilograms. Since then she has lost almost six dress sizes, regained a strong sense of health and...
Mental Health Month aims to show poor mental health in a “positive light”. Here, Helen Razer intentionally uses the day after the international awareness day to...
"If you’re like me, the only way to cope with the weight of so much tragedy is to go numb. But that numbness can also lead to gnawing guilt. If we don’t empathise...
The real-life confessions of a sex addict.
Taking the occasional mental health day is more important than you might think.
Although the rise of race-based plastic surgery reflects the dominance of Western beauty ideals, it’s also proof of the ways in which standards of attractiveness...


Let's talk about it all: from love and dating to divorce and estrangement (and everything in between). #LookMeInTheEye

A look back on how Sex And The City liberated a generation of women from migrant backgrounds living in repressive circumstances, and why it’s important that it ends...
Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality...
"By unfriending people, liking content specific to our interests and algorithms that further taper these walls, it is easy to fall into a false sense of reality."
Breakups are usually associated with romantic love. But how do we get over breakups with friends or family? Koraly Dimitriadis unpacks this tricky issue.
A new book explores how marriage has changed in recent years, and why that’s made staying married harder.
There's a perfectly good reason why Tinder's not working for you. New research shows that dating-app algorithms are effectively useless at predicting romantic...
When families splinter, and members are cut off, secrets, half-truths and sentiment can fill their absence. Unless the questions are asked, and answered, the...
Soon on SBS

The truth will come to light. Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Melanie Lynskey and Vince Colosimo, Sunshine is a high-stakes crime drama that explores the hopes and heartbreak felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land.


Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

It's hard for parents to know whether, or how, they should address suicide with their children.
As our population ages, what can we do to make sure our cities develop accordingly?
Second-generation Australians face a difficult dilemma, explains Camha Pham. They can act to preserve a culture that they were not born into, or they can let it...
Keeping media out of bedrooms may cause a battle in the short term, but will benefit children in the long-term.
Adjusting to motherhood and adapting to life in a foreign country presented similar challenges, and both seemed to make the other experience lonelier.
"This is my story of how it felt when my daughter stopped speaking to me for what seemed an eternity. And how I strove for reconciliation."
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?


Meet our columnists. They've got strong views on all things. Their words may (or may not) change the world.

"For many of us from migrant backgrounds, where family ties are often very tangled indeed, it’s just not that simple."
"I cannot believe that any human lacks compassion. I do believe that every human has reason and the capacity for organised rage to stop these bad news weeks."
A psychologist's guide on how you can remain cool under pressure when confronted with someone who shares a different opinion.
Whatever your same-sex marriage postal vote intention, you might agree that our marriage debate has been about as joyful and costly as a high-end divorce. Helen...
There was something about this year’s Rosh Hashanah service which moved me and it wasn’t just the police presence outside, a reminder that Jewish people are...

Explore what obesity really looks like

Determine the personal and scientific realities of Australia's obesity epidemic with SBS's new three-part weekly documentary series: 'The Obesity Myth', debuting on Monday 4 September on SBS at 7.30pm. #TheObesityMyth

It wasn't until Joshua was in his late 20s that the kilos really started to pile on. Having already been through depression and drug addiction, he was determined to ensure that obesity wouldn't be his...
Common sense dictates that you can't catch obesity simply by standing next to a larger person, writes Helen Razer. So why is the topic of obesity such a source of discomfort and anger for so many non-...
Without psychological adjustments, my great personal weight loss achievement is still undercut by my obesity obsession.
Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as 26-year-old Felicity; former gridiron player Robert; and Wayne, whose diabetes means he faces a f...
There's more to obesity than looks alone.
A conversation about our evolving attitudes towards fatness.
Adolescent Arab-Australians are among the most likely groups in the country to be classified as overweight or obese. Ruby Hamad asks if culture and genetics are to blame or whether something else is a...

Health check

Breaking down the latest medical news, global health issues, research and analyses.

Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
It depends on where you live.
But it might be a sign that you are at risk of heart disease.
The reality of how we 'made' our child.

We need to talk about suicide prevention

It's time to smash taboos and talk about the unmentionable.
It's easy, free and can be done with a friend, but is walking enough when it comes to exercising?
Good news for those of us who spend most of the work week slumped in a chair.

I'm Your Man

I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends, using innovative technology to create a fully interactive and immersive experience. 

"To map Australia’s boxing legacy is to also map the history of some of our country's most socio-economically disadvantaged. To these men boxing is not just a sport it...
I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends.

I'm Your Man

An interactive documentary about Australia's boxing legends.
Offering free boxing lessons for Indigenous children every week, the program has attracted descendants of Aboriginal boxing legends such as Lionel Rose and...
In the lead up to #MundineGreen2, NITV takes a look back at some prominent Aboriginal boxers of yesteryear.

Challenging racism

Stories that wrestle with matters of identity and culture, and challenge racial preconceptions.

Whenever there is a racist incident we hear people talk about the need for more education. And, to be fair, a lot of racism does stem from a lack of education, but that is only true for those who soak...

K-Pop artists speak out about racism

There are a number of K-pop stars who faced racism in the industry.
'Speed Date A Muslim' is not a romantic or social event. It's a meetup with a difference, designed to provide a safe space for non-Muslims to meet Muslims, ask questions and smash racial boundaries.
Thanks to new science on the psychology of racism, you can measure your own racial bias – and make a start towards reducing it.
White guys who say they're into 'Asian chicks' might think they're super progressive, but some Asian women disagree – strongly.
How much do we actually know about the concept and history of this sociological term, which is rapidly gaining popularity?
Do we really believe that all racists care about women’s rights?


Stories bringing Indigenous into Australia’s identity. Celebrating inspiring groups and individuals. #WalkWithUs

Racismo na Austrália afeta mais indígenas e africanos

Uma campanha anti-racismo da Comissão Australiana de Direitos Humanos tem como objetivo combater o racismo sofrido por indígenas e australianos de descendência africana.

It's a harrowing fact that Indigenous women are less likely to survive breast cancer than other women. A new social media campaign is trying to change that by encouraging Aboriginal women to get re...

Rob Henry founder of the IEF Foundation - Indigenous Education Foundation discussed the "Watch a film: Save a culture # wafsac" campaign as a fund-raising tool...

Five years ago, Sydney Roosters star, Latrell Mitchell made a promise to his father Matthew.

“The victors write the history, but that story can be challenged by dissenting voices and unpicked until it ultimately frays at the edges” – Larissa Behrendt, author of Finding Eliza: Power and ...

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