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!
How can an expensive gift cause a powerful politician to lose his job? We're taking a look at corruption this week; Each year on the 25th of April, we commemorate the lives of Australians who died in war. But for one young boy, the day has extra significance; Sometimes, it's hard enough to get through the day when you're feeling good. So imagine doing it with constant pain gnawing at you, on top of everything else; As they spread west, cane toads are starting to cause big problems for native Goannas and; The royals are here and they're making a big splash wherever they go.
A new UN climate report card suggests Australia will continue to get hotter in the future, which could lead to the extinction of some native species. Plus, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has just announced that he's bringing back the tradition of honouring Australians with Knighthoods or Damehoods. BtN finds out what the title means.
A lot of big news stories that we've heard about recently have happened on the ocean. There's been a search for a missing plane and arguments between countries about maritime borders. So who does own the oceans?
The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 passengers and crew has left a lot of questions. One of the main ones is how a huge jumbo can go down without anyone knowing where, or why. BtN takes a look at the information available, and uncovers why there isn't more.
The conflict in Ukraine has entered a dangerous new phase, with Russia sending troops into Crimea, against the wishes of the temporary Ukrainian Government. Many people are now calling this a fight between the east and the west. But what does that mean? Who is the east and the west? And why does there seem to be such tension between the two?
With a lot of Queensland and NSW in its second year of drought, farmers have been calling for emergency assistance. Now, the Federal Government has agreed to help. We also take a look at the controversial food labelling plan.
Over the last few months, we've seen a few businesses ask for money from the federal government to help them survive. But if a business isn't doing well, why would the government even consider giving them millions of dollars to help? BtN gets the ins and outs of bailouts.
The Winter Olympics draw hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. But this year many countries, including Australia, have warned visitors to Sochi in Russia to be careful. This week the World Health Organisation announced that cancer had overtaken heart disease as the biggest killer in Australia. Bec meets some young people who've been affected by cancer and finds out what it is.
BtN's first show for 2014 looks at what's involved in being Governor General, the controversial proposed shark cull in Western Australia and more!
After Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to say sorry after the Indonesia spying scandal, we find out if there is ever an excuse not to say sorry; Next week marks the anniversary of a very famous event in Australia's history and; In the last show of 2013 we take a look back at some of the biggest news events of the year and some of the more memorable moments of the show too.
Have you ever wondered how you'd react if a natural disaster was heading for you? We take a look at an amazing experiment which created some fake disasters to see how ordinary families would react in dangerous situations. Plus, Queensland has become the latest state to announce a ban on commercial solariums and hear about the journey refugees undertake before they get to Australia.
Today, Pablo, BtN's kid reporter in the Philippines, tells us about the damage caused by a big typhoon that hit his country; the case of an 18 year old boy who was killed by a single punch has stirred up a lot of debate; a group of parents want toy shops to stop dividing their products into stuff for boys and stuff for girls; a group of kids report for BtN about their recent trip to a school in Zambia and concerns that not enough kids are choosing to study science.
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