On BtN this week, we're taking a look back at Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam who has died at the age of 98; we discover that rabbits don't have the best reputation in the sunshine state; we visit some bushfire volunteers and we go along to a workshop that teaches kids how to make themselves into video game characters.
This week is anti-poverty week and across the nation, events are being held to highlight the huge issues disadvantage can cause in our community. Most of us love a hit of beach cricket in summer. And the kids of far north Western Australia are no exception. So an Aussie foundation is now using a beach cricket tournament to encourage kids to make it to school each day. These days, transporting essential supplies like food, mail or building materials can be done by road, rail, sea or air. But back in Australia's early days, many of those options just weren't possible, so paddle steam boats were used. Plus, teacher resources for our stories on Antarctic Future and Cat Ban.
Australia is now at war in Iraq for the third time in 25 years. But is it really a war?; Recently, Parliament House in Canberra announced some restrictions on women wearing Islamic headwear that covers the face. We look at the types of religious head coverings that are out there and meet some of the young women who wear them. Teacher resources are available for this story and Space School.
Tony Abbott will soon travel to Arnhem Land, as part of his election commitment to spend a week each year in an aboriginal community whilst he's Prime Minister. It's the first time a serving PM has undertaken such a trip, which is expected to shine a light on the issues facing indigenous communities there. In the lead up to his visit, we asked some kids from the area to give us an early insight into what the PM might see and learn when he arrives. There are teacher resources for this story as well as our story on Alcohol Damage.
This week BtN has teacher resources available for stories on Flag Day and Stem Changes. With the current situation in Iraq we ask why one country would give weapons to another.
It's the viral campaign that has taken the world by storm, but do you know what it's actually all about? We find out about the ice bucket challenge; Friday the 5th of September is Fresh Faced Friday, a initiative started by kids for kids focussing on body image. Teacher resources are included for that story and Maritime Past.
BtN marks the occasion of World Humanitarian Day by finding out what amazing work is being done across the globe; we take a look into the potential privacy issues that could arise from the Government's new plan to collect metadata; a report into the mental health of Aussie kids has left experts concerned. These stories and more plus teacher resources available.
The conflict in Gaza has now been going on for a month. It's one of the most complex situations on the planet right now, so this week on BtN, we're going to provide some context; The outbreak of Ebola in Africa has experts really worried, because it's deadly and there's no known cure. We find out how it works, and what's being done to contain it. There are teacher resources for the Ebola and Christmas Island stories.
From the MH17 tragedy to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, this month has thrown up some confronting news stories for kids to deal with. So it's no surprise to hear that some kids are struggling to cope with the things they've seen and heard recently. This week on BtN, we're dedicating our top story to helping kids through this potentially upsetting time. We have a discussion with kids and a specialist youth psychologist, to find out how to deal with all this devastating news. Plus there are teacher resources for our stories on Asylum Kids and WWI Centenary.
This week BtN has teacher resources for our stories on Punishing Kids and Bee Problems. Plus in the aftermath of the MH17 tragedy we look at how safe air travel is.
BtN returns this week! Teacher resources are included in the stories on New Senate and Australian Energy.
This week BtN looks at how the internet is both the cause of and solution to all of Australia Post's problems. Teacher resources are included for the stories on 5 Cent Change and Brazil Profile.
This week BtN looks at why Google received requests from 12,000 people wanting to wipe their past from the search engine. Plus there are teacher resources available for our stories on Indigenous Parliament and Blood Donation.
BtN looks at why Australians are being warned about holidaying in Thailand, and there are teacher resources available for our stories on Palm Oil and Silent Films.
Protests have broken out at universities across the country after changes to student fees were revealed in the federal budget. BtN takes a look through the history of higher education to find out what these changes might mean for kids attending in the future. Plus, there are teacher resources available for the stories on Indigenous Languages and Macquarie Success.
What is a tax? And while we're on it, what is a levy, an excise, and co-payment? They are just some of the taxing questions we're going to answer in the aftermath of this year's budget. Teacher resources are available for stories on Whaling and Electric Cars.
BtN stories this week cover the upcoming federal budget, the overuse of antibiotics, should cyclists have to be licensed? Plus there's teacher resources available for stories on Volunteer Week and Robot Girls!
BtN looks at the upcoming Federal Budget, takes a look at sherpas - the guides who help people climb Mt Everest, what its like to have asthma and more!
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