Training police dogs
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Training police dogs

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We check out the largest land lizard on the planet, say "g'day" to some police dogs, take a tumble on the ice, and abseiling, anyone?

We check out the largest land lizard on the planet, say "g'day" to some police dogs, take a tumble on the ice, and abseiling, anyone?

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

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Russia Open the newspaper or turn on the TV news and it’s pretty likely you’ll hear Russia mentioned. The country has hit the headlines repeatedly this year over accusations ...

Russia Open the newspaper or turn on the TV news and it’s pretty likely you’ll hear Russia mentioned. The country has hit the headlines repeatedly this year over accusations it has ties to the new US President and his administration. That’s big news because not so long ago, the two countries were bitter enemies. This week we find out more about Russia and its tumultuous relationship with the west. International Women’s Day: Women at Work Next week the world will mark International Women’s Day, which celebrates the awesome achievements of women all around the world. But it’s also a day to remember the past inequalities they have faced too, especially in the workplace. So in our next episode, we’re going to step back in time to find out what it was really like to be a working woman, before discovering some of the problems they still face today. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: History / Knowledge and Understanding: Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3 Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6 Balloon Ban Have you ever let a helium balloon drift off into the sky? Or popped one outside and left the remains? Well Zoos Victoria say those two actions are incredibly dangerous for many birds, animals and sea creatures, because many of them mistake it for food. So now they are campaigning for balloons to be banned outside. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: HASS / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting: Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions Year 4 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions Year 4 Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 and 6 Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7 Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7 Sideline Abuse Have you ever been at a sports match and seen an adult behaving badly on the sidelines? Well experts say it’s happening way too often now. So some famous sports stars have helped to launch a campaign asking parents to make sure sport stays fun for kids. BTN Investigates: Dictionaries This week on BTN Investigates, Sean wants to know “how do you get a word in the dictionary?” Well Sean, you’ve come to the right place. Tune in next week to find out all about these massive books and how they’re compiled.

Changing parliamentary terms by referendum
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Changing parliamentary terms by referendum

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News and current affairs for students.

News and current affairs for students.

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

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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 ...

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.

Campaigning to ban plastic bags
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Campaigning to ban plastic bags

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News and current affairs for students.

Australian citizenship
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Australian citizenship

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There's a lot of discussion going on at the moment about Australia's citizenship laws. The government wants to be able to take away some people's citizenship if they commit ...

There's a lot of discussion going on at the moment about Australia's citizenship laws. The government wants to be able to take away some people's citizenship if they commit acts of terrorism, but some politicians don't think that's right. We look at what citizenship is, how you get it and why many say it's so important. There's teacher resources for that story and Magna Carta.

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

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News and current affairs for students.

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

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BtN stories include: North Korea, Opinion Polls, Sport Doping, Science Kids and Shark Patrol.

BtN stories include: North Korea, Opinion Polls, Sport Doping, Science Kids and Shark Patrol.

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

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On the 26th of January, the nation celebrated Australia Day. It's held on that date because that's when the first fleet arrived at Sydney Cove back in 1788. But many ...

On the 26th of January, the nation celebrated Australia Day. It's held on that date because that's when the first fleet arrived at Sydney Cove back in 1788. But many Indigenous people have mixed feelings about the day. So should Australia Day be moved to a date we can all celebrate?

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

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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 ...

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.

Moving Australia Day
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Moving Australia Day

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On the 26th of January, the nation celebrated Australia Day. It's held on that date because that's when the first fleet arrived at Sydney Cove back in 1788. But many ...

On the 26th of January, the nation celebrated Australia Day. It's held on that date because that's when the first fleet arrived at Sydney Cove back in 1788. But many Indigenous people have mixed feelings about the day. So should Australia Day be moved to a date we can all celebrate?

World Challenge at Cambodian orphanage
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World Challenge at Cambodian orphanage

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BtN stories include, Pope Resigns, Sport Cheating, Work Experience, World Challenge and Sheep Burps.

BtN stories include, Pope Resigns, Sport Cheating, Work Experience, World Challenge and Sheep Burps.

Roman law in ancient Rome
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Roman law in ancient Rome

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The social organisation, daily life, myths and beliefs of the main cultures of history addressed in a different tone, with touches of humour in a 'close-to-the-kids' language.

The social organisation, daily life, myths and beliefs of the main cultures of history addressed in a different tone, with touches of humour in a 'close-to-the-kids' language.

What is double dissolution?
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What is double dissolution?

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We find out why the government might take the unusual option of a double dissolution election; we take a closer look at an emerging threat to our oceans and seas; we'll play ...

We find out why the government might take the unusual option of a double dissolution election; we take a closer look at an emerging threat to our oceans and seas; we'll play some of the best videos from schools about stamping out bullying; banks normally look after money. But have you ever heard of a bank that looks after seeds?; a new study has found that many Aussie kids don't know where their food comes from and; after watching her aunt fight cancer, 10 year-old Madeline decided she wanted to do something to help kids in a similar situation.

Serving as a police horse
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Serving as a police horse

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Australian consumers are about to get a clearer idea of where their food comes from, after the Government unveiled a new labelling system last week; Thursday the 6th of August ...

Australian consumers are about to get a clearer idea of where their food comes from, after the Government unveiled a new labelling system last week; Thursday the 6th of August will mark 70 years since nuclear weapons were first used in war; The Northern Territory has flagged that it intends to upgrade to a state within the next few years. But why?; world famous scientist Stephen Hawking has launched the biggest ever search for intelligent alien life and; horses have been used in law enforcement for longer than you'd probably realise.

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

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The release of journalist Peter Greste came as a huge relief to the thousands of people who'd campaigned for his release from an Egyptian jail. But how many other journalists ...

The release of journalist Peter Greste came as a huge relief to the thousands of people who'd campaigned for his release from an Egyptian jail. But how many other journalists are still facing a similar situation around the world; Prime Minister Tony Abbott spent this week fighting for his job, after his falling popularity spooked some of his colleagues into considering a leadership change. That situation is all still playing out. But how do politicians know if a leader is popular or not, if they haven't just been through an election? The answer is opinion polls. Plus, there are teaching resources for our stories on Dairy Diet and World Media Day.

History of the Australian flag
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History of the Australian flag

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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.

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.

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

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CARBON AD There's been a lot of controversy this week over a new TV ad. It's not selling a product... instead it's selling an idea. The ad uses celebrities to try to convince ...

CARBON AD There's been a lot of controversy this week over a new TV ad. It's not selling a product... instead it's selling an idea. The ad uses celebrities to try to convince people that a carbon tax is a good thing. But why go to the expense of trying to gain people's support... when the government's already made up its mind? LIVE EXPORTS There's been a lot of talk lately about whether Australia should be exporting livestock like sheep and cattle overseas. Some shocking vision has come out showing animals being treated badly. Now, some people want livestock exports banned. RIPPED OFF? Consumer group Choice says Australian shoppers are being ripped off. It says the same item of shopping can often be bought overseas for much less. So how do shops justify charging higher prices in Australia, and what can we do about it? TV CAMERA TV cameras used to be large, heavy... and difficult to move around. But now, thanks to new technology, they're a lot easier to use. And it might surprise you to learn they don't even need a person to operate them! Sean's gone behind the scenes to find out how we use cameras to make the news. CONDUCTOR They're one of the key players in an orchestra... but this person doesn't even make a noise. And they don't belong with woodwind, brass, strings OR percussion. We're talking about the conductor. It's an unusual job... and as Tash found out, there's a lot more to conducting than waving around a baton.