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The history (and future) of Australia day
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The history (and future) of Australia day

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 ...

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.

BTN Story, 'Diabetes Awareness'
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BTN Story, 'Diabetes Awareness'

Clip from Behind The News
Nicholas Fry is a normal kid, who just happens to have Type One Diabetes. But a lot of his friends didn't understand what that w

Nicholas Fry is a normal kid, who just happens to have Type One Diabetes. But a lot of his friends didn't understand what that w

Changes to Australia's population
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Changes to Australia's population

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 ...

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.

What are the requirements to be an astronaut?
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What are the requirements to be an astronaut?

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NASA has announced the exact requirements needed to become an astronaut. Here is a step-by-step guide to what it takes to work in outer space.

NASA has announced the exact requirements needed to become an astronaut. Here is a step-by-step guide to what it takes to work in outer space.

Drones
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Drones

Clip from Behind the News
The use of drones is back in the news again when it was revealed that animal rights activists have used them to spy on farms tha

The use of drones is back in the news again when it was revealed that animal rights activists have used them to spy on farms tha

Diabetes Awareness
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Diabetes Awareness

Clip from Behind The News
Nicholas Fry is a normal kid, who just happens to have Type One Diabetes. But a lot of his friends didn't understand what that w

Nicholas Fry is a normal kid, who just happens to have Type One Diabetes. But a lot of his friends didn't understand what that w

Should kids play with toy guns?
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Should kids play with toy guns?

Clip from Behind the News
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 ...

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.

Future careers for young people
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Future careers for young people

Clip from Behind The News
Find out why children are predicted to have an average of 13 jobs in their lifetime.

Find out why children are predicted to have an average of 13 jobs in their lifetime.

Greenhouse Gasses: short BTN clip
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Greenhouse Gasses: short BTN clip

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Some of the world's top scientists now say greenhouse gas levels are the highest they've been in 800 thousand years. But what ac

Some of the world's top scientists now say greenhouse gas levels are the highest they've been in 800 thousand years. But what ac

Behind The News: Outback Hiphop
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Behind The News: Outback Hiphop

Behind the News just loves good news and this 'Go for It' special features a group of Aboriginal kids preserving their language

Behind the News just loves good news and this 'Go for It' special features a group of Aboriginal kids preserving their language

Life expectancy of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
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Life expectancy of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

Considering the rather large discrepancy between the life expectancy of NonIndigenous Australians and Indigenous Australians, many are working hard to help the Indigenous ...

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.

Land Rights
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Land Rights

Clip from Behind The News
The last day of Reconciliation Week is Mabo Day, the anniversary of a big court decision that recognised Aboriginal and Torres s

The last day of Reconciliation Week is Mabo Day, the anniversary of a big court decision that recognised Aboriginal and Torres s

How airport security works
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How airport security works

Clip from Behind the News
Ruby Cornish reveals the role passports, metal detectors, X-ray machines, explosive detection tests and sniffer dogs play in keeping travellers safe.

Ruby Cornish reveals the role passports, metal detectors, X-ray machines, explosive detection tests and sniffer dogs play in keeping travellers safe.

'Stealing' water from the Murray-Darling
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'Stealing' water from the Murray-Darling

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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 ...

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.

Is it okay to skip school on your birthday?
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Is it okay to skip school on your birthday?

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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 ...

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.

Rabbit restrictions in Queensland
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Rabbit restrictions in Queensland

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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 ...

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.

Coral Bleaching
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Coral Bleaching

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The federal Environment Minster has raised the coral bleaching threat level on the Great Barrier Reef to its highest point. And

The federal Environment Minster has raised the coral bleaching threat level on the Great Barrier Reef to its highest point. And

Online piracy and internet privacy
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Online piracy and internet privacy

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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. ...

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

Higgs boson`s significance
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Higgs boson`s significance

Clip from Catalyst
Derek Muller learns how Higgs boson informs our understanding of mass and its role in the standard model of particle physics.

Derek Muller learns how Higgs boson informs our understanding of mass and its role in the standard model of particle physics.

Is handwriting obsolete?
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Is handwriting obsolete?

Clip from Behind The News
Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Capital punishment debate
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Capital punishment debate

Clip from Behind The News
BTN investigates the debate surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty.

BTN investigates the debate surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty.

Floods
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Floods

This BtN clip examines the costs of floods for individuals affected by this type of natural disaster.

This BtN clip examines the costs of floods for individuals affected by this type of natural disaster.

The Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef

This clip is a segment from BtN about the alarming destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.

This clip is a segment from BtN about the alarming destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian-Indonesian sister schools
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Australian-Indonesian sister schools

Clip from Behind the News
INDO SCHOOL The relationship between Indonesia and Australia is incredibly important. But how much do we really know about on

INDO SCHOOL The relationship between Indonesia and Australia is incredibly important. But how much do we really know about on

Japan and whaling
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Japan and whaling

Clip from Behind The News
Activists and governments oppose Japan whaling in the north-west Pacific Ocean, BTN reports.

Activists and governments oppose Japan whaling in the north-west Pacific Ocean, BTN reports.

BTN: World Refugee Day
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BTN: World Refugee Day

Clip from Behind The News
Three years ago, it was just an empty space in the middle of the desert in Jordan. Now, it's a huge town of tents, housing more

Three years ago, it was just an empty space in the middle of the desert in Jordan. Now, it's a huge town of tents, housing more

What is a tax?
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What is a tax?

Clip from Behind The News
BTN investigates the difference between a tax, levy, excise and co-payments in the aftermath of the 2014 Budget.

BTN investigates the difference between a tax, levy, excise and co-payments in the aftermath of the 2014 Budget.

What is a budget surplus?
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What is a budget surplus?

Clip from Behind The News
BTN looks at what a surplus is and how decisions made in the budget can effect it.

BTN looks at what a surplus is and how decisions made in the budget can effect it.

Duck Hunting
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Duck Hunting

A look at the controversial issue of duck hunting.

A look at the controversial issue of duck hunting.

Behind The News: Broken Hill - National Heritage Area
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Behind The News: Broken Hill - National Heritage Area

Clip from Behind The News
After a decade long campaign, Broken Hill has become Australia's first national heritage city. It's a place packed with history

After a decade long campaign, Broken Hill has become Australia's first national heritage city. It's a place packed with history

Clip created from Catalyst story on Bone Scaffold
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Clip created from Catalyst story on Bone Scaffold

Clip from Catalyst
Dr Maryanne Demasi meets a team of scientists at the University of Sydney who has been working on the 'holy grail' for orthopaed

Dr Maryanne Demasi meets a team of scientists at the University of Sydney who has been working on the 'holy grail' for orthopaed

China-Australia trade
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China-Australia trade

Clip from Behind The News
BTN investigates how countries trade with each other and why China is so important to Australia's economy.

BTN investigates how countries trade with each other and why China is so important to Australia's economy.

E-Waste
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E-Waste

Clip from Behind The News
If you wanted to get rid of an old TV set you wouldn't chuck it in the recycling bin would you? But that doesn't mean electronic

If you wanted to get rid of an old TV set you wouldn't chuck it in the recycling bin would you? But that doesn't mean electronic

Robot Boy
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Robot Boy

Clip from Behind The News
Have you ever wondered how movie makers create life-like characters for their films? They often use something called 'animatroni

Have you ever wondered how movie makers create life-like characters for their films? They often use something called 'animatroni

World Challenge goes to Asia
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World Challenge goes to Asia

Clip from Behind The News
Australian students share their life-changing adventures and charity work in South-East Asia with BTN.

Australian students share their life-changing adventures and charity work in South-East Asia with BTN.

Behind the News: German dancers
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Behind the News: German dancers

Clip from Behind the News
Catch up with a group of kids who are keeping German tradition alive through dance and bell ringing.

Catch up with a group of kids who are keeping German tradition alive through dance and bell ringing.

Healthy Vending
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Healthy Vending

Clip from Behind The News
Vending machines have a reputation for providing quick snacks with little nutritional value. But imagine putting your change in

Vending machines have a reputation for providing quick snacks with little nutritional value. But imagine putting your change in

Builidng Underwater Robots
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Builidng Underwater Robots

Clip from Behind the News
Building a robot seems like a pretty big ask for a kid. But what about trying to build one that completes obstacle courses, all

Building a robot seems like a pretty big ask for a kid. But what about trying to build one that completes obstacle courses, all

Everest, Sherpas and Nepal
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Everest, Sherpas and Nepal

Clip from Behind The News
We talk to someone who worked on Mt Everest to find out what life is like for Sherpas and find out more about Nepalese culture.

We talk to someone who worked on Mt Everest to find out what life is like for Sherpas and find out more about Nepalese culture.

The 'Asian century' and language
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The 'Asian century' and language

Clip from Behind The News
As Asian countries take more of a leadership role Australians are encouraged to learn their languages, BTN reports.

As Asian countries take more of a leadership role Australians are encouraged to learn their languages, BTN reports.

Behind the News: Great Barrier Reef - World Heritage
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Behind the News: Great Barrier Reef - World Heritage

Clip from Behind The News
The Great Barrier Reef has been at the centre of a big fight recently. Some people want to dump dredge spoil on parts of it, to

The Great Barrier Reef has been at the centre of a big fight recently. Some people want to dump dredge spoil on parts of it, to

Up-Cycling
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Up-Cycling

Clip from Behind the News
We all know that recycling is a good way to reduce waste and protect the environment. But it can also be a chance to get creativ

We all know that recycling is a good way to reduce waste and protect the environment. But it can also be a chance to get creativ

The Freedom Ride (1965)
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The Freedom Ride (1965)

Clip from Behind The News
ACHHK114 Fifty years ago, 29 university students left Sydney to tour rural New South Wales. The trip was led by the university

ACHHK114 Fifty years ago, 29 university students left Sydney to tour rural New South Wales. The trip was led by the university

Budgeting for the future
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Budgeting for the future

Clip from Behind the News
Ahead of the 2015 Budget BTN has a look at the economy and the challenges it is facing.

Ahead of the 2015 Budget BTN has a look at the economy and the challenges it is facing.

My little pony convention
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My little pony convention

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

Closing the Gap
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Closing the Gap

Clip from Behind The News
A review of the latest report on the Closing the Gap initiative.

A review of the latest report on the Closing the Gap initiative.

The importance of play
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The importance of play

Clip from Catalyst
Story about how play in natural spaces can have a positive effect on children's wellbeing and academic performance.

Story about how play in natural spaces can have a positive effect on children's wellbeing and academic performance.

Livestock exports
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Livestock exports

Clip from Behind The News
Story about the export of livestock and calls for the ban of live exports.

Story about the export of livestock and calls for the ban of live exports.

Orchestra conductor
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Orchestra conductor

Clip from Behind The News
Looks at the role of a conductor

Looks at the role of a conductor

Christmas trees
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Christmas trees

Clip from Behind The News
Overview of a christmas tree farm and brief environmental comparison of real tress to artificial ones.

Overview of a christmas tree farm and brief environmental comparison of real tress to artificial ones.

Visiting Japan five years after deadly earthquake
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Visiting Japan five years after deadly earthquake

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 ...

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.

Reconciliation action with hugs
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Reconciliation action with hugs

Clip from Behind the News
A look at an experiment by one young Indigenous girl that aimed to promote acceptance in the community through free hugs.

A look at an experiment by one young Indigenous girl that aimed to promote acceptance in the community through free hugs.

Elizabeth II sets record as longest serving queen
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Elizabeth II sets record as longest serving queen

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 ...

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.

Should parents monitor what you do online?
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Should parents monitor what you do online?

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

Behind the proposed burka ban
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Behind the proposed burka ban

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

Youth poverty and homelessness
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Youth poverty and homelessness

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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.

Climate Change
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Climate Change

Clip from Behind The News
The World Bank has released a report saying it expects the world to warm up by 4 degrees over the next century. So what effect w

The World Bank has released a report saying it expects the world to warm up by 4 degrees over the next century. So what effect w

AUSLAN
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AUSLAN

BTN visits a school where AUSLAN is taught to all kids

BTN visits a school where AUSLAN is taught to all kids

World Heritage
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World Heritage

Clip from Behind The News
The Great Barrier Reef has been at the centre of a big fight recently. Some people want to dump dredge spoil on parts of it, to

The Great Barrier Reef has been at the centre of a big fight recently. Some people want to dump dredge spoil on parts of it, to

Behind the News - Light Pollution
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Behind the News - Light Pollution

Clip from Behind the News
Did you know that there's a type of pollution being released from every city around the world, every single night. And it seems

Did you know that there's a type of pollution being released from every city around the world, every single night. And it seems

Should the voting age be lowered?
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Should the voting age be lowered?

Clip from Behind The News
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. ...

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.

Young people share their ideas with leaders
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Young people share their ideas with leaders

Clip from Behind The News
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 ...

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!

New Zealand mine explosion
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New Zealand mine explosion

Clip from Behind The News
A review of the New Zealand mining explosion

A review of the New Zealand mining explosion

Animal communication
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Animal communication

Clip from Behind the News
Story about a new form of animal communication discovered but only available to humans via technology.

Story about a new form of animal communication discovered but only available to humans via technology.

Autism is a condition that affects the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. Get insights into the lives of individuals living with autism.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
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)
Eplore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of royal family. This week we are celebrating the royal event the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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)
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