A temporary ceasefire announced in Syria
3:28

A temporary ceasefire announced in Syria

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A look at a temporary ceasefire in the fighting in Syria and what that means for the refugees.

A look at a temporary ceasefire in the fighting in Syria and what that means for the refugees.

Finding My Magic
3:28

Finding My Magic: Don't Exploit Me

Season 2 Episode 10 NITV January 13, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A neighbour takes advantage of Catherine, who learns the right to be protected from exploitation. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their ...

A neighbour takes advantage of Catherine, who learns the right to be protected from exploitation. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

What is double dissolution?
3:30

What is double dissolution?

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Double dissolution sounds pretty serious and kind of confusing and that's because it kind of is. It's basically a measure in place that replaces all the representatives in ...

Double dissolution sounds pretty serious and kind of confusing and that's because it kind of is. It's basically a measure in place that replaces all the representatives in parliament when they're not able to get a bill passed. Find out more about how it's been used and why some think it's a custom that should no longer exist.

Improving money for the visually impaired
3:30

Improving money for the visually impaired

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Connor may only be 13, but growing up blind it became quickly apparent to him that it was difficult for blind people to use money because there was no way to differentiate ...

Connor may only be 13, but growing up blind it became quickly apparent to him that it was difficult for blind people to use money because there was no way to differentiate between the different notes. Through a mass effort that Connor started, changes have begun to take place and new money being produced over the next several years will contain raised dots to help the visually impaired identify between notes.

Australian Prime Ministers
3:30

Australian Prime Ministers: John Howard

Season 1 Episode 25 ABC September 4, 2012

Civics and citizenship

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This series profiles Australia's leaders, featuring career highlights and giving insights into the different eras in which they lead the nation. This episode features John Howard.

This series profiles Australia's leaders, featuring career highlights and giving insights into the different eras in which they lead the nation. This episode features John Howard.

What is a conscience vote?
3:32

What is a conscience vote?

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
It's often expected that representatives vote along party lines when it comes to voting for big issues, but what about issues that people associate with deeply held moral or ...

It's often expected that representatives vote along party lines when it comes to voting for big issues, but what about issues that people associate with deeply held moral or religious beliefs That's where the conscience vote comes into play and it's often suggested as the best course of action for polarising issues such as samesex marriage.

Serving as a police horse
3:33

Serving as a police horse

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Why do we still have police horses Isn't that method of transportation a little outdated Find out how this unique partnership between the police department and horses began ...

Why do we still have police horses Isn't that method of transportation a little outdated Find out how this unique partnership between the police department and horses began and why many believe it's still beneficial to have some horses on the force.

Refugees in Australian schools
3:33

Refugees in Australian schools

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Behind The News visits Arthur Phillip High School to meet students from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone and learn about how the school is making their transition easier.

Behind The News visits Arthur Phillip High School to meet students from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone and learn about how the school is making their transition easier.

African refugees learn to trust police
3:34

African refugees learn to trust police

Clip from Behind The News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Behind The News looks at a program helping African boys adjust to living in Australia, learning to trust authorities and grow confidence in themselves.

Behind The News looks at a program helping African boys adjust to living in Australia, learning to trust authorities and grow confidence in themselves.

Debating frivolous government spending
3:37

Debating frivolous government spending

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
When a politician is entrusted with taxpayer money, it's kind of like giving them an allowance and trusting them to use it wisely. There have been some instances where ...

When a politician is entrusted with taxpayer money, it's kind of like giving them an allowance and trusting them to use it wisely. There have been some instances where politicians from all backgrounds have made some spending choices many disagreed with. This clip examines some of the feelings people have about the way politicians spend their money.

Participating in the indigenous youth parliament
3:38

Participating in the indigenous youth parliament

Clip from Behind The News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with ...

Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with local government and examine some of the issues that are of the utmost importance to Indigenous Australians.

Balancing the government budget
3:38

Balancing the government budget

Clip from Behind The News Specials

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
A group of kids work together to decide how they would prioritise things if they were in charge of the government budget and then compare their results to the real thing.

A group of kids work together to decide how they would prioritise things if they were in charge of the government budget and then compare their results to the real thing.

Sammy J's Minor Party
3:38

Sammy J's Minor Party

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC March 29, 2018

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J rips into the political machinations of Canberra and beyond. With an insatiable appetite for politics, Sammy blends comedy and song where ...

Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J rips into the political machinations of Canberra and beyond. With an insatiable appetite for politics, Sammy blends comedy and song where he can harass and heckle the politics of the day.

A refugee's journey from Sudan to Australia
3:39

A refugee's journey from Sudan to Australia

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Behind The News learns the journey Johnson MakerAdeng made to escape wartorn Sudan and make a new life for himself in Australia, via a 12year stay in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Behind The News learns the journey Johnson MakerAdeng made to escape wartorn Sudan and make a new life for himself in Australia, via a 12year stay in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Life on Christmas Island for asylum seekers
3:39

Life on Christmas Island for asylum seekers

Clip from Behind The News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Behind The News explains what the difference is between asylum seekers and refugees, why Christmas Island is overcrowded, and why boat arrivals are controversial.

Behind The News explains what the difference is between asylum seekers and refugees, why Christmas Island is overcrowded, and why boat arrivals are controversial.

Carbon tax advertising campaigns
3:39

Carbon tax advertising campaigns

Clip from Behind The News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Behind The News examines the use of TV advertising to promote the policies of governments and their opponents, and efforts to change public opinion.

Behind The News examines the use of TV advertising to promote the policies of governments and their opponents, and efforts to change public opinion.

Countdown to Glory
3:39

Countdown to Glory: The Predator

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Comedy/Kids May 10, 2019

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
With his job on the line, Coach needs all the help he can get.

With his job on the line, Coach needs all the help he can get.

What makes a good leader?
3:40

What makes a good leader?

Clip from Behind The News Specials

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Several students share their thoughts about what qualities are most important in a leader and some of the role models that they aspire to be like.

Several students share their thoughts about what qualities are most important in a leader and some of the role models that they aspire to be like.