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Episode 6: This Family Life
Astari, from Indonesia, gets a glimpse of what life is like in an Australian family with young children, in the suburbs. She stays with a family who have two active pre-school boys.

In this family the father stays at home and minds the children, while the mother heads off to work in the city every day.

Astari learns about the normal busy domestic routine of housework, cooking and parenting, and finds out what life is like for millions of Australian suburban families.

Episode Credits
Guest:Astari Kusumawardani

Host: Andrew Linden
Alex Wake

Thanks to:
Oscar Linden
Elijah Linden

Narration: Peter Goers
Resident Expert: William McInnes

Producer: Chris Barker
Series Producer: James Roberts
Executive Producer: Barry Mitchell

More Information
Families are a vital part of society, forming the basic unit of home life for most Australian people. Explore the family friendly sites below to find out more.

Australian Goverment Services for Families

Families Australia

ABC Parenting

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Ten Words About
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Learn more interesting words and phrases as our 'resident expert' presenter William McInnes, talks about our unique Australian terminology.
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