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How big a problem is ice usage in Indigenous Australia? SBS explores the devastating social and cultural fallout of ice abuse in Aboriginal communities.
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No, you don’t need to douche yourself with a cucumber. Or anything for that matter.
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For the first time in her life, Mel went to a ball in her suit.
A step-by-step guide to breaking the oppressive Christmas wreath.
"My dating life has been a comedy of errors. But a common theme has been the employment of sex to fill a void, to forget, to feel valued or wanted or barely alive."
Dealing with unwanted advice is the quiet person's ongoing struggle.
When I pull on a pair of jeans, it helps to imagine two cheeky lil' models peeking out above the waistband, grinning thinly, one in each leg hole.


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

Conversations about endometriosis and women's health are difficult in any language, but we shouldn’t stop talking about it.
'Sleep opportunity' is the new thing when it comes to getting enough winks at night, says a sleep expert.

How to worry better

Schedule designated worrying time, and other tips to turn your stress into something productive.
A nurse from a private health clinic in Victoria describes the obstacles that can arise for women seeking pregnancy terminations in Australia.
When Helen Razer visited both a mosque and a Catholic church this year, God did not reveal himself to her, but the gentleness of the women who gathered there did.
Sorting out your clutter even years before you die can be beneficial to those you leave behind.
Do narcissists actually exist, and if so, what lies at the core of their condition? Ruby Hamad investigates.

Struggle Street Season 2

The observational six-part documentary returns to SBS to highlight issues of social inequality in Australia. Watch Struggle Street series two on SBS On Demand.

After a huge outpouring of support from viewers who saw the story on SBS's Struggle Street, Michelle can now afford to take daughter Jessica to the US for crucial...
Here’s why you should think twice before you pass judgement on someone's right to own a smartphone or other ‘luxury’ item.
In Australia, thousands of unpaid carers, many unable to work due to their caring responsibilities, struggle to make ends meet.
Food assistance programs are helping people in the community who are struggling to survive on the lowest incomes. SBS Life met some of the recipients of Fresh...
Is it fair to accept - without question - the statement that 'if you try ice once, you’re hooked'?
Many older women living in Australia are at risk of poverty. SBS explains how life events like divorce and workplace inequities can compile to take a heavy toll...
How do people survive living on around $440 a week or just over $20,000 a year? One woman shares her story.


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

I can't even bear to speak his name. So I won't.
As someone with Asperger's, I found Don Burke's claims of having the 'undiagnosed' syndrome calculated and offensive.
We have an identity. We have a culture. We just need to start embracing it.
Before I discovered Cripple Punk it never occured to me that I could like my leg braces.
There is no question that the same-sex marriage postal survey created unnecessary heartache. But if we want change, we must accept the pain of transformation,...

Health check

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

Losing weight is essential for both treating and preventing type 2 diabetes, but the belief that it's harder to lose weight when you have type-2 diabetes is unfounded.
For the first time, some Australian women will be eligible to collect their own sample for cervical screening. While it's not as accurate as one from a GP or...
The number of women choosing to eat their placenta has increased over the decade, but are there any benefits?
With concerns over cost, environmental and health concerns, some women are seeking out solutions beyond pads and tampons. And these products are carving out a...
Don't believe the Hollywood hype around dissociative identity disorder.
When it comes to being diagnosed with breast cancer, the odds vary. Here's how to reduce your risk.
Will shivering in the cold help you drop brown fat and lose weight?


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

They are called 'well-spouse affairs' and they provide much-needed support to caregiving partners, but they come at a cost and raise ethical questions.
Human beings are social creatures and women especially form close bonds with their friends. With nomadic lifestyles and digital societies on the rise, can long...
If the Australian public votes yes and marriage equality is legislated, Sydney parents Lisa and Hayley will be among the first to tie the knot.
In a world that rewards stability and marriage, an unusual Chinese holiday shows singledom can be a time of plenty.
"For many of us from migrant backgrounds, where family ties are often very tangled indeed, it’s just not that simple."
Monogamy can be a tough gig. When a long-term relationship breaks down, it can make big waves. As a dear friend, Ian Rose gets caught in a rip.
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...


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

Ian Rose frets about being even-handed with presents for his kids. And hopes he’s not gift-wrapping them a sense of entitlement.
Daughters don’t push their fathers in one specific direction. Instead, they reinforce whatever political beliefs were already there.
Babies might understand language better than scientists thought.
Jodie Hampshire chose to adopt for a range of reasons, but she's not the selfless soul people make her out to be.
Now more than ever, it is important to talk about the issues with your children about same-sex marriage and provide honest information
Rates of sudden infant death syndrome were falling, but now it's plateaued. What knowledge is there of SIDS to help parents?
How to prepare children for the imminent death of an ill relative.

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.

'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.
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.
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

What is Acknowledgement of Country?

إنها طريقة لتظهر وترفع الوعي بأهمية احترام السكان الاصليين و Torres Strait Islander كونهم المالكين الاصليين للأرض التي ...

Greek Australian Andrew Jackomos is a proud Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man and was appointed in July 2013 as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, the first such p...

Turnbull hits Queensland campaign trail and Labor launches Bennelong by-election campaign, saying Liberals are 'panicked'. 

Communications minister Mitch Fifield has blasted the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for its 'dumb' decision to move a popular music countdown from Australia Day.
Mabo, who died in 1992 at age 55, was the key force in abolishing ‘terra nullius’ laws under which the British claimed possession of all Australian land.

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