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Settlement Guide

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

The tireless efforts of Australian volunteers are celebrated during National Volunteer Week, starting on 20 May.
All Australians have the right to participate as active citizens in shaping the society we live in. However, due to past traumatic experiences some new migrants...

How to vote in Australia?

Australians go to the polls to vote in the federal election on 18th May 2019. Voting is compulsory for all eligible citizens over 18. Voters must be enrolled with...

Australia's Political System

The 2019 Australian federal election is just around the corner when we will elect members of the 46th Parliament of Australia. So how do elections determine...

Should you build or buy a house?

Both options have different advantages so we've asked property experts to talk us through them.
If your child enters the youth justice system, it’s important to know what are their rights and where to get help.
Getting involved in your children’s school will have a positive effect on their grades and wellbeing. We look at where to start.
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40 years of SBS Radio

Take a look back at SBS Radio's 40 years of broadcasting to all Australians.

Special Features

Inspiring features and investigative reports produced in English by SBS Radio's multilingual journalists.

The biggest change to the points system at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975 has just been announced by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), the organisation...
Are you one of the many Australians who are out on the waterways with fishing rod in hand during summer? Well, you need to be careful where you fish. Authorities...
Over 10 per cent of Australian women are involved in business start-ups – with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2014 report labeled the Australian...
As Australia receives the first intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees, SBS Radio shares the stories of hope, despite the fear and uncertainty, experienced by Syrians...
The United Nations says so far this year nearly three quarters of a million asylum seekers have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe - 218,000 of them in October...

Conversation Starters

Current affairs and lifestyle topics that get us talking.

The secret history of champagne

It's said when Dom Perignon invented champagne he told his fellow monks, "Come quickly, I am tasting the stars." ...

Our Australian Open champion

The first grand slam of the tennis calendar kicks off shortly with the Australian Open. Yet it's been 40 years since an Australian man won the singles title. For...
Launching under a new name, The Seniors Rights Service (formerly known as The Aged Care Rights Service) offers NSW residents aged 60 years or over free legal...

Logan unites in music

South-East Queensland's Logan City made history by presenting its largest ever community musical to the public over the weekend. The Queensland Music Festival...

Teacher Quality

What makes a good teacher? What skills and classroom environment do they need to do their jobs effectively? ...

The Future Series

As part of our 40 years of SBS Radio celebrations - we take a look at what life might be like as we head toward 2055.

We all want to know what the future holds. Three young Australian experts are making the future their career. ...

Future Hopes: Liveable Cities

Australian cities are undergoing rapid change. More of us are living in cities than ever before. ...

Future Fears: Organic Food

In 40 years, The Intergenerational Report predicts Australia's population may hit nearly 40 million. ...

Future Fears: Privacy

Smart phones, social media sites and the Internet are becoming inseparable aspects of our everyday lives. ...

Future Hopes: Workplaces

The rise of computerisation, automation, teleworking and zero hours contracts are all predicted to have profound effects upon Australia's future workforce. ...