It can be pretty hard deciding on a federal budget because there are so many things that are funded by the government. Here's a bit of an inside look about how different departments campaign for better funding and some of the ongoing discussions politicians have about the country's deficit.
Double dissolution sounds pretty serious and kind of confusing and that's because it kind of is. It's basically a measure in place that replaces all the representatives in parliament when they're not able to get a bill passed. Find out more about how it's been used and why some think it's a custom that should no longer exist.
A look at a temporary ceasefire in the fighting in Syria and what that means for the refugees.
The federal government has announced changes to how the Senate is elected. Find out about how our voting system works and what will these changes mean for the outcome of future elections.
Behind The News takes a look at an initiative designed to narrow the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and nonIndigenous Australians and how it is going.
A look at both sides of the debate about whether Australia Day should be moved out of respect for Indigenous people.
Behind The News investigates the debate about whether Australia Day should be moved out of respect for Indigenous people, who regard the anniversary as the day Australia was invaded.
When you hear about a new speaker being appointed in Parliament, do you ever wonder what it is exactly they do Well, it turns out quite a bit as it's on them to keep order and try to facilitate healthy debate amongst the members. And it turns out, the position has a pretty interesting and surprisingly violent history.
Why do we still have police horses Isn't that method of transportation a little outdated Find out how this unique partnership between the police department and horses began and why many believe it's still beneficial to have some horses on the force.
When a politician is entrusted with taxpayer money, it's kind of like giving them an allowance and trusting them to use it wisely. There have been some instances where politicians from all backgrounds have made some spending choices many disagreed with. This clip examines some of the feelings people have about the way politicians spend their money.
What does it take to become an Australian citizen And what does it mean to be a citizen of two different countries Find out all about the process and a controversial new position that could leave some Aussies without a right to citizenship after a crime is committed.
It's often expected that representatives vote along party lines when it comes to voting for big issues, but what about issues that people associate with deeply held moral or religious beliefs That's where the conscience vote comes into play and it's often suggested as the best course of action for polarising issues such as samesex marriage.
Connor may only be 13, but growing up blind it became quickly apparent to him that it was difficult for blind people to use money because there was no way to differentiate between the different notes. Through a mass effort that Connor started, changes have begun to take place and new money being produced over the next several years will contain raised dots to help the visually impaired identify between notes.
BTN takes a look at what Australia was like when Malcolm Fraser became prime minister and how it changed during his time in office.
What does the census tell us? Why do we all Australians have to do it? Find out more about the census and the proposal to change it from taking place every five years to ten years.
Find out what an opinion poll is, how they work and what they are used for.
Leroy and his friends talk to a police officer, lawyer and magistrate to help us gain a better understanding of how the justice system works and the roles that they each play.
Students from Darwin and Clontarf high schools take a closer look at the justice system and the process of how it works.
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