Life Matters

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Life Matters
Country of origin Australia
Language(s) English
Home station Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hosted by Natasha Mitchell
Original release 1992 – present

Life Matters is a radio program that has been broadcast on Radio National by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 1992. The first presenter was Geraldine Doogue. Its current presenter is Natasha Mitchell.


Life Matters was created as "a program charting social change" by Doogue, then Radio National general manager Norman Swan and producer Joanne Upham in 2002. Doogue had been recruited to the ABC in 1991 to present Offspring, a predecessor program to Life Matters.[1]


  • Geraldine Doogue presented the program for eleven years from its inception.[2]
  • Julie McCrossin program from 2002 to 2005.[3]
  • Richard Aedy presented the program from 2006 to 2011.[4][5]
  • Natasha Mitchell has presented the program from 2011.[6]


From its inception the program has been broadcast on weekdays from 9 am.[1]


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