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Rural and remote communities are at the centre of the mythology and cultural ethos of Australia. Most of us have indulged nostalgic and sentimental thoughts of the outback and life in the bush – helped along perhaps by a film we’ve seen.

But the reality of life for many people in rural and remote Australia is quite another story – and one that needs to be told.

Living Outback was produced at PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia in 2013, with funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Project Consultant Dr John Ashfield and PBA FM Producer/Presenter Tony Ryan would welcome comments and feedback from any listeners in rural and remote parts of Australia, as well as city dwellers.

Enquiries and comments
Email to Tony Ryan – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

Program 01
Changing Times
Rural communities in decline     Details
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Program 02
The Emerging Legacy of Drought    
The heavy price that endurance is now exacting from rural families      Details
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Program 03
The Lived Experience
Every town, every community experiences change in different ways     Details
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Program 04
Farm Safety – The Reality
Improving health, wellbeing and safety on our farms     Details
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Program 05
Single and Dateless in the Bush
The ongoing drought!     Details
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Program 06
The Mining Bonanza
A boon or blow for rural communities and families?     Details 
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Program 07
Broken Tradition, Broken Promises
How the issue of succession is affecting families in rural and remote Australia     Details
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Program 08
Hard Working and Hard Drinking
How alcohol has become the silent killer of rural families Details
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Program 09
Shattered Lives
The tragedy and legacy of male suicide in rural and remote Australia Details
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Program 10
Outback Women – Part 1
How a special breed of women survive and thrive in rural and remote Australia   Details
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Program 11
Outback Women – Part 2
In conversation with two remarkable rural women  Details 
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Program 12
Whatever Happened to the Old Bush School
Education in rural and remote Australia   Details 
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Program 13
Tree-change
Benefits and challenges of moving to the country  Details
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Program 14
Keeping Your Wits Without a Psychiatrist
How to take care of your own mental health Details
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Program 15
Thinking Outside the Square
Stories of success and enterprise in rural and remote Australia Details
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The Flinders Ranges region near the town of Hawker. Photograph Errol Weber South Australia

The Flinders Ranges region near the town of Hawker. Photograph Errol Weber, South Australia

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