17 October 2019 #598



Three million Australians are living in poverty, and almost 740,000 are children. In this edition, in time for Anti-Poverty Week, we face this big issue head on, talking to people about the realities of living below the poverty line, looking at some of the major causes of poverty, and talking about the solutions that can – and do – change people’s lives.

Also in this edition:

Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston talks about his battle with anorexia and becoming a dad in Letter to My Younger Self.

• We speak to Deborah Mailman, who is fearless and fierce as Senator Alex Irving in the ABC’s new political drama Total Control.

• In Big Pic, it’s a global show-and-tell, with kids from around the world revealing their favourite toys – from building blocks, to trucks, to a box-full of sunglasses.

Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher are three of Australia’s most prolific musicians. Now they’re a supergroup! We chat to Dyson Stringer Cloher about their debut album.

Vendor Tour Guide takes us to Montreal, Canada, as L’Itinéraire vendor Tuan shares the best places for bagels, bike rides and beautiful sights.

• In Tastes Like Home, Queensland farmer Outback Dan shares his mum’s simple and delicious recipe for Never-Fail Chocolate Cake – sure to be a winner at every family birthday.

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