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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The debate in Tasmania rages on about how much of the forest should be protected from loggers while others feel the industry is too important to set such stringent limitations. This video examines both sides of a complicated issue that remains a topic of constant discussion for the people of Tasmania.
Gabriel is beginning high school in the UK, at a school that doesn't begin classes until 1.30pm! It's an unusual idea based on teenagers' need for rest and their tendency to be more active at night, thus losing hours of sleep if they have to be at school early in the morning. There are differing opinions on whether or not this is the right solution and several students weigh in with their thoughts.
Alissa is a young climber set to go to the top of Mt Everest but her first attempt was delayed after a tragedy that left several Sherpas dead. For those who don't know who the Sherpas are, this video teaches all about the impressive tour guides that make several trips to top of Mt Everest every single year and some of the challenges they face, both in regards to the mountain and with the government of Nepal.
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It is important to know about different individuals that seek refuge in Australia and around the world. Watch this playlist to get an insight into the life of refugees. (ACHASSI099,ACDSEH146,VCHHK095,VCGGK124,VCHHK159).
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)