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Australian citizenship
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Australian citizenship

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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.

Inside North Korea's regime
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Inside North Korea's regime

Clip from Behind The News
A look at the daytoday life, political relationships and rising nuclear threat of North Korea.

A look at the daytoday life, political relationships and rising nuclear threat of North Korea.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a nutshell
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a nutshell

Clip from Behind the News
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's 2017 visit to Australia prompts Behind The News to investigate the history of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's 2017 visit to Australia prompts Behind The News to investigate the history of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict.

A temporary ceasefire announced in Syria
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A temporary ceasefire announced in Syria

Clip from Behind the News
A look at a temporary ceasefire in the fighting in Syria and what that means for the refugees.

A look at a temporary ceasefire in the fighting in Syria and what that means for the refugees.

Life on Christmas Island for residents
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Life on Christmas Island for residents

Clip from Behind The News
Rookie reporter Dewi shares the other side of Christmas Island, revealing there's more to life there than just the detention centre.

Rookie reporter Dewi shares the other side of Christmas Island, revealing there's more to life there than just the detention centre.

World Challenge at Cambodian orphanage
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World Challenge at Cambodian orphanage

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News shares a video created by students who have returned from a World Challenge visit to Cambodia, where they volunteered to help out at an orphanage.

Behind The News shares a video created by students who have returned from a World Challenge visit to Cambodia, where they volunteered to help out at an orphanage.

Moving Australia Day
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Moving Australia Day

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

The debate about moving Australia Day
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The debate about moving Australia Day

Clip from Behind The News
A look at both sides of the debate about whether Australia Day should be moved out of respect for Indigenous people.

A look at both sides of the debate about whether Australia Day should be moved out of respect for Indigenous people.

Roman law in ancient Rome
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Roman law in ancient Rome

Clip from The Time Compass
Many of the 'rules' of law currently used in the western world are based on Roman law, created thousands of years ago

Many of the 'rules' of law currently used in the western world are based on Roman law, created thousands of years ago

A refugee's journey from Sudan to Australia
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A refugee's journey from Sudan to Australia

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News learns the journey Johnson MakerAdeng made to escape wartorn Sudan and make a new life for himself in Australia, via a 12year stay in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Behind The News learns the journey Johnson MakerAdeng made to escape wartorn Sudan and make a new life for himself in Australia, via a 12year stay in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Why did the Roman empire fall?
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Why did the Roman empire fall?

Clip from The Time Compass
This colourful animation explains how the Roman empire eventually collapsed and how the birth of Christianity played a part.

This colourful animation explains how the Roman empire eventually collapsed and how the birth of Christianity played a part.

How does the justice system work?
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How does the justice system work?

Clip from Behind The News
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.

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.

United Nation rights of the child
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United Nation rights of the child

Clip from Behind The News
Children all over the world have certain rights. What are they? Meet Josh a youth ambassador for UNICEF who explains what these are.

Children all over the world have certain rights. What are they? Meet Josh a youth ambassador for UNICEF who explains what these are.

What is the G20?
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What is the G20?

Clip from Behind The News
Find out what the G20 is, who is involved and what happens when they meet

Find out what the G20 is, who is involved and what happens when they meet

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp
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Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News visits a Syrian family living in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. where 100,000 people live in a temporary town that didn't exist only three years earlier.

Behind The News visits a Syrian family living in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. where 100,000 people live in a temporary town that didn't exist only three years earlier.

Beginner's guide to Federation
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Beginner's guide to Federation

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News provides a brief history of how Australia became a federation in 1901.

Behind The News provides a brief history of how Australia became a federation in 1901.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health
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Closing the gap on Indigenous health

Clip from Behind The News
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.

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.

Changes to the way the Senate is elected
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Changes to the way the Senate is elected

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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.

The difference between migrants and refugees
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The difference between migrants and refugees

Clip from Behind the News
Georgia has moved to Australia from New Zealand as a migrant whereas Maya is a refugee from Iran. The two of them share their stories and we learn about the differences and ...

Georgia has moved to Australia from New Zealand as a migrant whereas Maya is a refugee from Iran. The two of them share their stories and we learn about the differences and similarities between coming to the country as a migrant or as an refugee.

Gender inequality in the past and present
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Gender inequality in the past and present

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News reveals how the rights of women have changed in Australia since the late 19th century for International Women's Day.

Behind The News reveals how the rights of women have changed in Australia since the late 19th century for International Women's Day.

Campaigning to ban plastic bags
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Campaigning to ban plastic bags

Clip from Behind the News
Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for ...

Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for the environment and how she has campaigned to stop shops using them.

Participating in the indigenous youth parliament
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Participating in the indigenous youth parliament

Clip from Behind The News
Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with ...

Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with local government and examine some of the issues that are of the utmost importance to Indigenous Australians.

Orphan Afghani refugee in Australia
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Orphan Afghani refugee in Australia

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News meets a teenage orphan who fled Afghanistan as a 14yearold to make a new life for himself in Australia.

Behind The News meets a teenage orphan who fled Afghanistan as a 14yearold to make a new life for himself in Australia.

Calls to ban live cattle exports
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Calls to ban live cattle exports

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News reviews Australia's live cattle export industry, explains why there is demand for live animals, and discusses how an investigation into animal cruelty has led ...

Behind The News reviews Australia's live cattle export industry, explains why there is demand for live animals, and discusses how an investigation into animal cruelty has led to calls to ban the trade.

Refugee Afghan child in Australia
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Refugee Afghan child in Australia

Clip from Behind The News Specials
Behind The News meets a young Afghan refugee who travelled to Australia to make a safer, better life for himself.

Behind The News meets a young Afghan refugee who travelled to Australia to make a safer, better life for himself.

Balancing the government budget
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Balancing the government budget

Clip from Behind The News Specials
A group of kids work together to decide how they would prioritise things if they were in charge of the government budget and then compare their results to the real thing.

A group of kids work together to decide how they would prioritise things if they were in charge of the government budget and then compare their results to the real thing.

What a government ministry is
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What a government ministry is

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News explains what government ministries are, how the prime minister can create them, and why Malcolm Turnbull wants the Department of Home Affairs.

Behind The News explains what government ministries are, how the prime minister can create them, and why Malcolm Turnbull wants the Department of Home Affairs.

Training SES volunteers
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Training SES volunteers

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News learns how State Emergency Service volunteers train to assist people during natural disasters, rescue situations and medical emergencies.

Behind The News learns how State Emergency Service volunteers train to assist people during natural disasters, rescue situations and medical emergencies.

The impact of the blockade on Qatar
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The impact of the blockade on Qatar

Clip from Behind the News
Reporter Jack Evans explains the origin of the blockade of Qatar and the impact it is having on the rest of the world.

Reporter Jack Evans explains the origin of the blockade of Qatar and the impact it is having on the rest of the world.

Carbon tax advertising campaigns
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Carbon tax advertising campaigns

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News examines the use of TV advertising to promote the policies of governments and their opponents, and efforts to change public opinion.

Behind The News examines the use of TV advertising to promote the policies of governments and their opponents, and efforts to change public opinion.

What is the census?
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What is the census?

Clip from Behind The News
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.

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.

Refugees in Australian schools
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Refugees in Australian schools

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News visits Arthur Phillip High School to meet students from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone and learn about how the school is making their transition easier.

Behind The News visits Arthur Phillip High School to meet students from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone and learn about how the school is making their transition easier.

African refugees learn to trust police
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African refugees learn to trust police

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News looks at a program helping African boys adjust to living in Australia, learning to trust authorities and grow confidence in themselves.

Behind The News looks at a program helping African boys adjust to living in Australia, learning to trust authorities and grow confidence in themselves.

The federal budget
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The federal budget

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

Changing parliamentary terms by referendum
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Changing parliamentary terms by referendum

Clip from Behind the News
Reporter Ruby Cornish explains the difference between absolute monarchies and parliamentary democracies, describes the time limits placed on governments between elections, and ...

Reporter Ruby Cornish explains the difference between absolute monarchies and parliamentary democracies, describes the time limits placed on governments between elections, and discusses the process by which these terms could be lengthened by referendum.

What is an opinion poll?
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What is an opinion poll?

Clip from Behind The News
Find out what an opinion poll is, how they work and what they are used for.

Find out what an opinion poll is, how they work and what they are used for.

History of the Australian flag
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History of the Australian flag

Clip from Behind The News
Learn about the history of the Australian flag, from how it came to be to what the different symbols represent. Some people think the flag is due for a revamp; hear some of ...

Learn about the history of the Australian flag, from how it came to be to what the different symbols represent. Some people think the flag is due for a revamp; hear some of the arguments people are making for the updates they feel the flag needs.

Serving as a police horse
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Serving as a police horse

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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.

What is double dissolution?
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What is double dissolution?

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

Revamping the classification system
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Revamping the classification system

Clip from Behind the News
Reporter Emma Davis explains what the different classification labels mean, why online streaming services classify their own content, and the Australian Council for Children ...

Reporter Emma Davis explains what the different classification labels mean, why online streaming services classify their own content, and the Australian Council for Children and the Media's suggestion that a new system should be introduced.

Improving money for the visually impaired
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Improving money for the visually impaired

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip
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How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip

Clip from Thalassa
Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate chan

Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate chan

Life on Christmas Island for asylum seekers
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Life on Christmas Island for asylum seekers

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News explains what the difference is between asylum seekers and refugees, why Christmas Island is overcrowded, and why boat arrivals are controversial.

Behind The News explains what the difference is between asylum seekers and refugees, why Christmas Island is overcrowded, and why boat arrivals are controversial.

Debating frivolous government spending
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Debating frivolous government spending

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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 the speaker do?
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What does the speaker do?

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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.

What makes a good leader?
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What makes a good leader?

Clip from Behind The News Specials
Several students share their thoughts about what qualities are most important in a leader and some of the role models that they aspire to be like.

Several students share their thoughts about what qualities are most important in a leader and some of the role models that they aspire to be like.

What is a conscience vote?
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What is a conscience vote?

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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.

The debate over the death penalty
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The debate over the death penalty

Clip from Behind The News
Australia does not have the death penalty as a punishment used against criminals, but many countries still do. When two Australians were sentenced to death in Indonesia, the ...

Australia does not have the death penalty as a punishment used against criminals, but many countries still do. When two Australians were sentenced to death in Indonesia, the debate sprang up again as to whether or not this is an effective and ethical form of punishment. Hear both sides of the debate of this polarizing issue.

Remembering Malcolm Fraser
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Remembering Malcolm Fraser

Clip from Behind The News
BTN takes a look at what Australia was like when Malcolm Fraser became prime minister and how it changed during his time in office.

BTN takes a look at what Australia was like when Malcolm Fraser became prime minister and how it changed during his time in office.

Tax rights
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Tax rights

Clip from Behind the News
Whenever a new budget is announced, people are curious what the tax code is going to look like as taxes are the way that a government is funded. Find out about some of the ...

Whenever a new budget is announced, people are curious what the tax code is going to look like as taxes are the way that a government is funded. Find out about some of the things that must be considered when developing a tax code and learn more about how other countries from around the world choose to tax their citizens.

Witness
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Witness Samoa's Rugby Super Women

Al Jazeera English December 11, 2016
Samoan player Tafale is caught between tradition and her Olympic dreams as she strives to make it onto the national team.

Samoan player Tafale is caught between tradition and her Olympic dreams as she strives to make it onto the national team.

Witness
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Witness Piano: Ukraine Uprising

Al Jazeera English November 24, 2016
During the Euromaidan uprising, Ukrainian piano players defied the riot police by playing beautiful music as a gesture of peaceful resistance.

During the Euromaidan uprising, Ukrainian piano players defied the riot police by playing beautiful music as a gesture of peaceful resistance.

101 East
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101 East Maid In Singapore

Al Jazeera English September 29, 2016
Agents in Myanmar are recruiting girls as young as 15 to work as domestic helpers in Singapore.

Agents in Myanmar are recruiting girls as young as 15 to work as domestic helpers in Singapore.

The Day Israel Attacked America
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The Day Israel Attacked America

Al Jazeera English September 23, 2016
The shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel.

The shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel.

101 East
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101 East Economic Slowdown-The End Of China Inc.?

Al Jazeera English September 15, 2016
Time is running out for China to pay off its bad debts. Could this be the end of China Inc? 101 East investigates.

Time is running out for China to pay off its bad debts. Could this be the end of China Inc? 101 East investigates.

Witness
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Witness Kisilu: The Climate Diaries

Al Jazeera English September 3, 2016
A Kenyan love story from the front line of climate change.

A Kenyan love story from the front line of climate change.

The Queen At 90
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The Queen At 90

ABC July 3, 2016
This landmark program celebrating The Queen's 90th birthday, cameras have been granted close access to the work of Her Majesty and other members of the royal family across the ...

This landmark program celebrating The Queen's 90th birthday, cameras have been granted close access to the work of Her Majesty and other members of the royal family across the UK and overseas during the last year.

Australia Votes: Leaders' Debate
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Australia Votes: Leaders' Debate

ABC August 11, 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott come face to face in the first Leaders' Debate of the election campaign. ABC news presents live national coverage ...

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott come face to face in the first Leaders' Debate of the election campaign. ABC news presents live national coverage from the National Press Club in Canberra.

The Frost Interviews
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The Frost Interviews

Al Jazeera English May 3, 2013
The life of former Prime Minister and President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta as explored by Sir David Frost.

The life of former Prime Minister and President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta as explored by Sir David Frost.

Law Of The Dragon
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Law Of The Dragon Death Of An Only Child

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 December 24, 2012
In this episode, Judge Chen hears the sad case of a family who are attempting to hold a school responsible for the suicide of their only son.

In this episode, Judge Chen hears the sad case of a family who are attempting to hold a school responsible for the suicide of their only son.

Witness
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Witness China's Lost And Found Daughters

Al Jazeera English April 2, 2017
A generation of children given away under the one-child policy, the world's largest population control programme, search for their birth parents.

A generation of children given away under the one-child policy, the world's largest population control programme, search for their birth parents.

101 East
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101 East India's Child Geniuses

Al Jazeera English June 1, 2017
Five million children in India have genius-level IQ's but remain undiscovered. 101 East follows two children fighting for the chance to shine.

Five million children in India have genius-level IQ's but remain undiscovered. 101 East follows two children fighting for the chance to shine.

Australian Prime Ministers
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Australian Prime Ministers Billy Hughes

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC October 31, 2011
This series profiles Australia's leaders, featuring career highlights and giving insights into the different eras in which they lead the nation. This episode features Billy Hughes.

This series profiles Australia's leaders, featuring career highlights and giving insights into the different eras in which they lead the nation. This episode features Billy Hughes.

Finding My Magic
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Finding My Magic Listen to Me

Season 2 Episode 2 NITV January 4, 2018
A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

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