Legal Briefs
7:59

Legal Briefs: Free Speech

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC Me August 11, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Neil Young QC and Ron Merkel QC were opposite each other in a case about illegal speech, the case used the Racial Discrimination Act, and they discuss this law and freedom of ...

Neil Young QC and Ron Merkel QC were opposite each other in a case about illegal speech, the case used the Racial Discrimination Act, and they discuss this law and freedom of speech.

Legal Briefs
7:59

Legal Briefs: Civil Justice

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me November 9, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Lizzie O'Shea talks about Klaus Rabenalt, who worked in an asbestos mine. Years later, after he moved to Melbourne, he was diagnosed with a dust disease. Solicitor Peter ...

Lizzie O'Shea talks about Klaus Rabenalt, who worked in an asbestos mine. Years later, after he moved to Melbourne, he was diagnosed with a dust disease. Solicitor Peter Gordon worked on the asbestos cases involving CSR and James Hardie. He explains how the Klaus Rabenalt trial progressed, and that it was the first time they managed to win an asbestos dust disease case. He explains that civil cases are not just about cash payouts, they are also about justice and changing corporate or workplace practices. Fiona Mcleod SC explains that the corporate veil protects owners of a company from liability. She discusses how in some cases the law allows us to reach behind the corporate veil and access the owners and their money when the company has acted badly. Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by revealing her own passion for civil law and how it can be used to make our society a safer place. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

Legal Briefs
8:00

Legal Briefs: What is Law

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 2, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Lizzie O'Shea outlines the two extreme ideas of the law. On one hand law can reflect the morals of the day and provide justice by adapting to circumstances. On the other hand ...

Lizzie O'Shea outlines the two extreme ideas of the law. On one hand law can reflect the morals of the day and provide justice by adapting to circumstances. On the other hand justice is better served by applying the letter of the law to everyone equally, independent of the consequences or the situation. She reveals that most lawyers find a place somewhere between these two extreme ideas. We meet some of Australia's top judges who talk about what they think about the law and justice. Former Justice of the High Court Michael Kirby talks about how the law changes over time to reflect changes in community attitudes. He also discusses the independence of judges, who must determine for themselves what their judgement will be. Justice Susan Kenny from the Federal Court of Australia explains how parliaments create laws, and judges are bound by those written laws. She points out that because judges are human, personal values will inevitably have a small influence on their more complex judgements. Justice Betty King from the Supreme Court of Victoria talks about how each crime is individual, and so too must be the judgement. Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by reminding us that law is in fact fluid and constantly changing. It can be shaped by individuals and by changes in community attitudes. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

Legal Briefs
8:00

Legal Briefs: Mabo

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me November 2, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Lizzie O’Shea explains that Australia was considered by the first fleet to be terra nullius. Essentially, that means nobody had claimed ownership of the land. But of course ...

Lizzie O’Shea explains that Australia was considered by the first fleet to be terra nullius. Essentially, that means nobody had claimed ownership of the land. But of course people had been living in Australia for thousands of years. She introduces the Mabo case, and its key players. Lizzie talks with Bryan Keon-Cohen QC, who worked on the Mabo case which progressed slowly through the courts for ten years. One of the many problems that the team had to overcome was that of hearsay evidence. Indigenous communities rarely used written documents, and so ownership of land is passed down by telling the person what they owned. In our courts, that becomes hearsay, and does not carry as much weight as a written document. Professor Larissa Behrendt talks about finding out about Mabo as a law student. She compares it to what was happening in Canada around the same time. Lizzie O’Shea wraps up by reminding us that courts are bound to follow precedent but can occasionally radically change how law is interpreted, as they did with Mabo. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip
8:11

How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip

Clip from Thalassa

Civics and citizenship

9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
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

480
8:21

480: NAIDOC

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC July 5, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Indigenous surfer Joe Haddon is making waves as he tries to ...

This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Indigenous surfer Joe Haddon is making waves as he tries to break into the professional surfing world.

480
8:50

480: NAIDOC

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC July 6, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Rising star Grace Lee has what it takes to become a contender ...

This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Rising star Grace Lee has what it takes to become a contender in Australia's fashion industry.

480
9:31

480: NAIDOC

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC July 4, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Lisa Maza was born to perform. With the last name Maza, Lisa ...

This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Lisa Maza was born to perform. With the last name Maza, Lisa has followed in her famous father's footsteps and graced countless stage productions, alongside her sister Rachael.

True Stories
11:21

True Stories: Thomas Barnardo

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me October 28, 2015

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

History

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Thomas Barnardo tells the story of his life. We see Barnardo teaching at the Ragged School and discovering homeless boys sleeping on London's rooftops. And we see him setting ...

Thomas Barnardo tells the story of his life. We see Barnardo teaching at the Ragged School and discovering homeless boys sleeping on London's rooftops. And we see him setting up the first home for London's street children.

Pocket Compass
11:41

Pocket Compass: Ramadan: Break-Fast at Mobinah's

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 4, 2020

History

News and current affairs

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Ramadan is the most important event on the Islamic calendar. Follow two local families to see how this month of fasting and feasting is practised in Australia. Students will ...

Ramadan is the most important event on the Islamic calendar. Follow two local families to see how this month of fasting and feasting is practised in Australia. Students will learn about the motivation, meaning and challenges.

True Stories
11:49

True Stories: Alexander Graham Bell

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC Me March 2, 2016

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

History

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Alexander Graham Bell tells the story of his life and describes how he invented the telephone.

Alexander Graham Bell tells the story of his life and describes how he invented the telephone.

Little Lunch
11:59

Little Lunch: The Monkey Bars

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me July 23, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tamara is very good on the monkey bars since she uses them every day, but Melanie is not so good as Tamara never lets her on them. When Melanie demands a proper turn, Tamara ...

Tamara is very good on the monkey bars since she uses them every day, but Melanie is not so good as Tamara never lets her on them. When Melanie demands a proper turn, Tamara is outraged and so a battle of wills begins. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Tamara and Melanie can't agree whose turn it is on the monkey bars. Have you ever had a fight over playground equipment? What happened? How did you resolve the problem? Do you think it was fair of Tamara to stay on the monkey bars? Melanie has a special hanky that she keeps on her at all times. Do you have a special item that you like to keep nearby at home or school? Further activity: Melanie made a chatterbox with sayings on it. Make your own chatterbox with questions and answers about playing fairly in the playground.

Little Lunch
12:00

Little Lunch: The Windy Day

Season 1 Episode 21 ABC Me August 17, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
During a very windy little lunch, Mrs Gonsha insists the class comes inside and does yoga, much to Debra-Jo's horror.

During a very windy little lunch, Mrs Gonsha insists the class comes inside and does yoga, much to Debra-Jo's horror.

Little Lunch
12:02

Little Lunch: The Body Bus

Season 1 Episode 22 ABC Me August 18, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
After the kids see a health van parked in the playground, rumours fly about what it's doing there. Debra-Jo begins to act very strangely, and tries to create reasons for her ...

After the kids see a health van parked in the playground, rumours fly about what it's doing there. Debra-Jo begins to act very strangely, and tries to create reasons for her to suddenly leave school

Little Lunch
12:06

Little Lunch: The Grandparents Day

Season 1 Episode 18 ABC Me August 12, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
After last year's Grandparent's Day was a disaster, Mrs Gonsha is determined to make this year's celebration a great success. She has asked Battie's grandfather, a renowned ...

After last year's Grandparent's Day was a disaster, Mrs Gonsha is determined to make this year's celebration a great success. She has asked Battie's grandfather, a renowned inventor, to be the guest of honour.

True Stories
12:11

True Stories: Rosa Parks

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me November 4, 2015

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

History

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Rosa Parks tells the story of her life. She shows how her refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Alabama in 1955 changed the rules and led towards equality and justice for ...

Rosa Parks tells the story of her life. She shows how her refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Alabama in 1955 changed the rules and led towards equality and justice for everyone, whatever the colour of their skin.

Little Lunch
12:12

Little Lunch: The Germblock

Season 1 Episode 17 ABC Me August 11, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Melanie is very upset when Tamara 'germblocks' Melanie, the rule that forces someone to be isolated if they have done something disgusting. Tamara has accused Melanie of not ...

Melanie is very upset when Tamara 'germblocks' Melanie, the rule that forces someone to be isolated if they have done something disgusting. Tamara has accused Melanie of not washing her hands after going to the toilet.

Little Lunch
12:12

Little Lunch: The Lost and Found Box

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me July 27, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
After Debra-Jo loses her glasses the children take her to the Lost and Found box to look for them, where they discover all their long-lost own belongings. Suggested Classroom ...

After Debra-Jo loses her glasses the children take her to the Lost and Found box to look for them, where they discover all their long-lost own belongings. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Debra Jo loses her glasses. Have you ever lost something at school? Did you find it? Does it matter if you leave things at school? How can you stop from losing things at school? Further Activities: Memory game; put togther a collection of items then look at them for 30 seconds, cover them up and try to remember as many items as possible. Hiding game: Hide an object in the room and get a partner to find it, give them hints if they are getting closer or further away from the object by saying 'hot' or 'cold'. Art and craft: Battie has a pet rock called Barry. Find a rock to decorate with paint then place it in the school garden. Look up 'kindness rocks project' for some ideas on how to decorate your rock.