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As part of Lunar New Year celebrations, Dr Thung Ju Lan, a researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences talks about why she believes the religious values that originally underpinned Imlek have shifted?    
What rituals and beliefs were originally at the heart of Imlek?  Why is the celebration of Imlek these days not in line with those original rituals?  To what extent might this shift be of concern?  How can we learn to understand both continuity...

Ovarium Cancer - early detection

As part of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian cancerspecialist Dr dr Bambang Dwipoyono fromDharmais Hospital talks about the detection of Ovarium cancer symptons.
What are the risk factors for getting ovarian cancer?  Why is early detection of the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer sometimes misleading and frustrating?  What approach to prevention and detection needs to be inculcated in society?  Dr dr Bambang...
If you’re considering joining many other worldwide Airbnb hosts, there are some things you need to know before getting started. 
Why is making extra money from Airbnb more complicated than simply listing it on the platform?  What strategies can Airbnb hosts apply to increase bookings for their dwellings?  What taxes do Airbnb hosts have to pay?

Muhammadiyah and the present

Dr Haedar Nashir who is chairperson for the Central Leadership of the Islamic mass organisation Muhammadiyah talks about Muhammadiyah, Islam and Indonesia in the 21st century.
Why does Muhammadiyah emphasise a mission of  ‘nowness’? What challenges does Muhamadiyah face to achieve this mission, given recent conservative developments in Indonesian society and politics?  Dr Haedar Nashir discusses Islam for 21st century...

Young Detainnees: Mental health

Researchers assessing young people in an Australian youth detention facility have been shocked by the high rates of brain damage and mental impairment.
To what extent has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FSAD) impacted on the mental health of young inmates at Banksia Hill Detention Centre?  How common was neuro developmental impairment at Banksia Hill Detention Centre?  How might these findings...
For young people experiencing homelessness can make it difficult to connect to society, but one program is showing how music has the power to help them get back on track.
What factors might impact of young people becoming homeless?  Why is the ‘Sounds of the Streets’ program successful in helping young homeless people?

Renting Culture

Australia remains a country where the dream of home ownership is strong. But affordability continues to be an issue, with the 2016 census showing a slow but steady decline in home-ownership rates and a rise in rental rates. A recently published...

Diabetes and Heart

Research has revealed the risk of sudden cardiac death for Australians with type-2 diabetes is twice as high as it is for the general population. And while around a million Australians are known to be living with the condition, another half...

Bank Royal Commission

Bank customers and former banking staff have been reassured they will not be sued for speaking out at the banking royal commission. The inquiry has opened with the commissioner promising consumers and whistleblowers will be protected under law.

Penny's aspirations

Penny Vakalopoulos, the Senior Awardee in the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards of 2016, talks about her personal aspirations, the aspirations of the Now generation and her hopes for a future Australia.
What can Australia learn from Indonesians life, religion and culture?  Why do some Australians need to change the way they deal with people who are different or new to Australia? Penny Vakalopoulos  talks about the diverse cultural elements that...

Tolerance in Community Lasem

Interview with KH Muh. Zaim Ahmad Ma'soem, the curator of Pondok Pesantren Kauman, Lasem, Jawa Tengah, regarding the tolerance in that area. 
Lasem is one of the town which was visited by Admiral Cheng Ho. Even the population of Chinese quite high in the area but the people live in harmony.

Tolerance in Community in Lasem

Interview with KH Muh. Zaim Ahmad Ma'soem, the curator of Pondok Pesantren Kauman, Lasem, Jawa Tengah, regarding the tolerance in that area. 
Lasem is one of the town which was visited by Admiral Cheng Ho. Even the population of Chinese quite high in the area but the people live in harmony.  

Settlement Guide Looking for GP

A good general practitioner, or GP, is worth its weight in gold. But how do you find the right doctor who is qualified, attentive and understands your background?

Barnaby Joyce Saga

A Senate motion has called on Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to either resign or be sacked by the National Party. It came less than two hours after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Mr Joyce would be taking leave next week. Mr Joyce...

PrEP and the PBS

Hendri Yulius a writer who is currently doing his Masters by Research in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney talks about the Federal Government’s proposal to add PrEP orPre-Exposure Prophylaxis tablets to the...
Why is the Federal Government’s proposal to add PrEP to the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme significant?  What is the difference between PrEP and PEP? How can people in Indonesia who are at risk of contracting HIV obtain PrEP?  Why is the growing...