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Behind the News

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May 21, 2019

Leader Profile The election is over and Australia now knows who their prime minister is. We'll take a closer look at who they are, what their policies are, and what we might expect from them over the next three years. Bob Hawke Remembered Australians from all sides of politics have paid tribute to the 23rd prime minister, Bob Hawke, who died on Thursday at the age of 89. We look back at the life and leadership of one of Australia's most colourful and celebrated politicians. Digital Footprint Lots of would-be-politicians were given a lesson during the election about checking their digital footprint! Several lost their jobs when controversial posts were made public. Experts say it's a good lesson for all of us to be aware of what we put online and how it might affect us later in life. Wesak Wesak - also known as Vesak, Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is seen by many Buddhists to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. As part of our series on religious holidays in Australia, we ask a group of Buddhist kids about their religion and what Wesak means to them. Gibb Challenge Kids We meet a group of intrepid young cyclists who are about to take part in the Gibb Challenge. It's a 660km race through the Kimberley which raises money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Gibb Groms tell us why they're aiming to be the youngest team in the history to complete the Challenge.

Media arts

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Behind the News

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May 14, 2019

Extinction Report A new report has been released with some bad news for the creatures we share the planet with. It says more than a million of the world's species are at risk of extinction. It says that's worse than at any other time in human history, and it's mostly our fault. We look at what's at risk, why it's happening and what can be done. Ask Annabel Election Special (Part Three) With the election just around the corner, political expert Annabel Crabb answers some more questions from kids about voting and the political process. Royal Rule There have been a few big stories in the news recently featuring royalty. In the UK there was a new royal baby, Japan got a new emperor and in Thailand the new king was coronated. We look a bit closer at the tradition of royalty and find out where royals still reign and why. Instagram Likes Instagram is trialling a big change that could eventually have a big impact on social media. It's going to hide the number of likes that photos and videos have. The idea is to stop the app being used to judge people's popularity, which can have a big effect on people's mental health. We look at how "likes" can affect young people and find out what kids think about the changes. Sausage Sizzle history We finish this week's show with a fun look at an Australian election tradition; the "democracy sausage". Sausage sizzles have been a part of elections in Australia for a long time and Jack explores their interesting history.

News and current affairs

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