For refugees fleeing violence or unrest, Australia is their safe place. But do we offer everything they need?

Making school friends when you have autism

Learning to navigate social expectations is no easy ride for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents like Ian Rose look on and hope, ambivalent on...
When you think of poor Australians, do you picture highly-qualified academics with three degrees and teaching jobs? In these cases, you should.
Calling all Rapunzels!
In five years she has gone from being a archery novice to winning the National Championships and competing around the world.
Opening up about divorce, trauma and mental illness with men I've just met.
Want to help people in need? Mission Australia's James Toomey explains why donations and volunteers are essential to delivering services to disadvantaged people...

Inside 'The Mosque Next Door'

SBS goes inside one of Australia's oldest mosques, Brisbane’s Holland Park Mosque, to find out what it is really like. Watch The Mosque Next Door on Wednesdays from 8 November, 8.40pm on SBS, and on SBS On Demand after broadcast.

These are only just some of the questions, based on prevalent misconceptions about the Muslim community, that people keep on asking.
Robbie Maestracci gave up a life of crime when he converted to Islam five years ago. He shares his story with SBS.
Ever wondered what happens inside a mosque? Muslims are not all that different from other Australians, writes Fahad Ali.

Opening up about my Islamic divorce

In a faith where dating and cohabitation before marriage aren't commonly accepted, what's it like to be a Muslim woman going through a divorce?
If we want to honour Islam’s diversity as well as our own, Australia must start differentiating between Islam’s many sects and schools of thought. Ruby Hamad...

Wellbeing

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

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.
Sometimes the best way to deal with the pain of losing a loved one is to literally run away from it.
Zumba, for the uninitiated or the somehow completely oblivious, is a type of dance—or, as the fervent 15 million people that it draws to classes every week in 185...
One child-free documentary maker is attempting to unravel just why her decision not to have children is so controversial.
Something new to worry about.

Opinion

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

We have an identity. We have a culture. We just need to start embracing it.
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,...
This year’s Palestinian Film Festival showcases stories that delve into the importance of memory, resilience and storytelling, and women are central to these...
A psychologist's guide on how you can remain cool under pressure when confronted with someone who shares a different opinion.
Every year, the spring racing carnival and Melbourne Cup put horse racing in the spotlight. Beyond the glamour, punting and carousal, animal welfare is a...
Sunshine
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.

Health check

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

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 market...
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?
The belly button is a constant reminder of how we came into the world.
Sex, drugs and scientific research.

Where the opioids go

While the United States faces an epidemic of narcotic addiction, most of the world dies in pain.

Relationships

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

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...
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...
Breakups are usually associated with romantic love. But how do we get over breakups with friends or family? Koraly Dimitriadis unpacks this tricky issue.

Family

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

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?
The right kind of fighting can help kids think independently.
How to prepare children for the imminent death of an ill relative.
Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.
Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.
"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."

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.

Culture
'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.
NITV
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...
PopAsia

K-Pop artists speak out about racism

There are a number of K-pop stars who faced racism in the industry.
Culture
Thanks to new science on the psychology of racism, you can measure your own racial bias – and make a start towards reducing it.
Relationships
White guys who say they're into 'Asian chicks' might think they're super progressive, but some Asian women disagree – strongly.
NITV
How much do we actually know about the concept and history of this sociological term, which is rapidly gaining popularity?
Culture
Do we really believe that all racists care about women’s rights?

#WalkWithUs

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

Visually breaking down preconceived ideas about identity, this compelling photo series explores a rich, diverse section of Australian culture.
A Sydney-based organisation is fusing Indian and Indigenous-Australian yoga traditions.

There are concerns the tradition of sharing stories, passed down by Aboriginal elders, through the generations, is being lost or forgotten. But a new initiative is seeing young Indigenous students ...

The digital economy is paving the way for the rise of Indigenous startups. They offer flexibility, can operate anywhere in Australia and they're 100 times more likely to employ Indigenous workers. ...

The co-founders of the global movement say there are parallels between the US and Australian experiences.

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