January 26th is Australia Day, a beloved tradition and fun celebration that people look forward to every year. However, as we examine the history of that date, we see why some people feel that the national holiday should be moved to another day and consider some of the suggested alternatives.
As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and what the future of Australia might look like.
Join the discussion as kids share their opinions on toy guns. There's been a bit of controversy about whether or not it's appropriate or safe for kids to still be playing with them and we hear from both sides of issue on the matter.
Considering the rather large discrepancy between the life expectancy of NonIndigenous Australians and Indigenous Australians, many are working hard to help the Indigenous people. Discover how programs like Closing the Gap work to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities for education and employment and what can be done to reverse some troubling health trends among Indigenous Australians.
Reporter Emma Davis explains why the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was put into place, the importance of water in the ecosystem, and allegations that some irrigators were stealing water that should be made available to others downstream.
Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or not it's okay to stay home and celebrate on your birthday and what constitutes a good enough reason to be absent from class.
Because rabbits are not native to Australia, they have been known to wreak havoc on native plants and, with how quickly they breed, they can be a negative factor among Australia's wildlife. Rabbits are currently banned in Queensland and extreme measures were taken to clear them out for good many years ago. Now, some are proposing special circumstances where rabbits might be brought into the country and kept as pets.
With piracy so rampant on the internet, some movie studios are pressuring internet providers to provide the name of users who are sharing movies and other media illegally. Kids weigh in on the debate that has folks questioning what's more important: personal privacy or catching criminals
Queen Elizabeth II recently set a record as the longest serving queen and quite a lot has happened through many years of service. Find out how her power and position has changed through the years and the ongoing debate about whether or not she should still be Australia's queen.
Some may be surprised that there are many different types of My Little Pony fans, with male fans giving themselves the nickname Bronies. While most toys and children's entertainment are designed with a specific group or gender in mind, people are still free to like whatever they want. Meet some Bronies and learn about what they get out of My Little Pony and the community they're a part of.
In 2011, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake that prompted a tsunami and eventually even a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. Many lives were affected by these disastrous events and this report from 2016 shows how kids and their families have been able to rebuild since then, but the impact of that earthquake still remains.
A new study shows that most kids don't want their parents bothering them about what they're doing online. In this video, we hear from several students about how much privacy they think kids should have on the internet and learn about some of the risks of going online unmonitored.
Some in government have suggested that people should be banned from wearing burkas in public. Burkas are one of many types of head coverings that women who practise Islam may choose to wear. Learn more about the religion and practices and hear from some young Muslim girls who disagree with the notion of a ban.
Sarah ended up homeless as a teenager after some bad situations at home and she says that most teenagers that end up homeless or living in poverty do so at no fault of their own. Having come through her difficulties, Sarah is now committed to doing charity work to assist homeless teens who now find themselves in a situation like the one she was once in.
By the time you turn 16, you're legally allowed to drive and some believe that if you're mature enough to be out on the road, you're old enough to be in the voting booth too. There are many different opinions on this topic among adults and, when asked, it turns out that while some teenagers would be happy with the right to vote, others aren't too keen on the idea.
You're never too young to start having a positive impact on the world around you. Rookie reporter Justice takes us along for her trip to Canberra where she and other Heywire competition winners share their ideas with politicians and other leaders about how to improve things. Justice has a passion for helping youth afflicted with mental health issues after having overcome a time of loneliness and isolation; she's taking her story and using it to inspire others!