Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

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As a four year old girl, in Taliban-ruled South Waziristan, Maria Toorpaki saw a ball going up into the sky near her house. She hid and watched men playing volleybal, fascinated.


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