Bushfires wrap up
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Bushfires wrap up

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BTN wraps up the 2019 2020 bushfire season. This clip gives some explanations as to why the season has been so bad and where the fires occurred. Look out for a special message ...

BTN wraps up the 2019 2020 bushfire season. This clip gives some explanations as to why the season has been so bad and where the fires occurred. Look out for a special message of support from Fiji!

Behind the News: Civics Series
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Behind the News: Civics Series: What is An Electorate?

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me June 30, 2016

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Electorates make up our national political map and we hear them mentioned by name on the news each night. But why do they exist and how do they help make sure everyone is ...

Electorates make up our national political map and we hear them mentioned by name on the news each night. But why do they exist and how do they help make sure everyone is represented in parliament?

Melbourne Cup controversy
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Melbourne Cup controversy

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The Behind the News team take a closer look at the history of the Melbourne Cup and the horse-racing debate going on in Australia.

The Behind the News team take a closer look at the history of the Melbourne Cup and the horse-racing debate going on in Australia.

Why our beaches are disappearing
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Why our beaches are disappearing

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What is erosion? What can cause beach erosion? Why is beach erosion increasing? How can beach erosion be damaging? What is a king tide? Name two ways to prevent beach erosion?

What is erosion? What can cause beach erosion? Why is beach erosion increasing? How can beach erosion be damaging? What is a king tide? Name two ways to prevent beach erosion?

Cool gig: Meteorologist
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Cool gig: Meteorologist

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A meteorologist studies the science of weather so that we can have forecasts and know whether to pack an umbrella when we go out or not! What other things do meteorologists ...

A meteorologist studies the science of weather so that we can have forecasts and know whether to pack an umbrella when we go out or not! What other things do meteorologists study? How do they collect their data? Why is a warming world creating more extreme weather?

Pacific Islands Forum and the issue of climate change
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Pacific Islands Forum and the issue of climate change

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It is believed that burning coal, which generates electricity, contributes to climate change or 'global warming'. Why is a rise in sea levels a problem for islands like Tuvalu ...

It is believed that burning coal, which generates electricity, contributes to climate change or 'global warming'. Why is a rise in sea levels a problem for islands like Tuvalu in the pacific? What can we do to reduce electricity usage? Emissions from car fumes are also a problem, how can we reduce pollution from cars and other petrol powered vehicles?

Stephanie Rice
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Stephanie Rice

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Trailblazing Australian women
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Trailblazing Australian women

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As March was Women's History Month, Behind the News tells us about some trailblazing Australian women such as Edith Cowan, Fanny Durack, Mina Wylie, Dr Evelyn Scott and Louise ...

As March was Women's History Month, Behind the News tells us about some trailblazing Australian women such as Edith Cowan, Fanny Durack, Mina Wylie, Dr Evelyn Scott and Louise Mack. What was each woman famous for? How did their actions change the future for other women and children? What characteristics do these women have in common? Did anything surprise you about the information in this clip?

Remembering Bob Hawke
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Remembering Bob Hawke

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a 60 Minutes tribute to Bob Hawke's wonderful larrikin life.

a 60 Minutes tribute to Bob Hawke's wonderful larrikin life.

Behind the News: Civics Series
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Behind the News: Civics Series: The Three Levels of Government

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me June 29, 2016

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As well as federal government, there are two other levels of government that we vote for too; local and state. So what are the responsibilities of each level of government and ...

As well as federal government, there are two other levels of government that we vote for too; local and state. So what are the responsibilities of each level of government and why is our country set up that way?

Deep Fakes
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Deep Fakes

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The BtN team give us the lowdown on deepfakes and how to decide whether a media source can be trusted or not.

The BtN team give us the lowdown on deepfakes and how to decide whether a media source can be trusted or not.

The Project: Greece riots (16/07/15)
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The Project: Greece riots (16/07/15)

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With guests Mark Webber and Rachel Griffiths, and guest host Gretel Killeen. Stories on the riots in Greece, the anxiety of runn

With guests Mark Webber and Rachel Griffiths, and guest host Gretel Killeen. Stories on the riots in Greece, the anxiety of runn

Why is Pluto called a dwarf planet?
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Why is Pluto called a dwarf planet?

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This week marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto. While it was once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet. ...

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto. While it was once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet. Which ancient people were the first to notice planets in the night sky? Why do planets appear differently from stars in the sky? Who came up with the name for the dwarf planet Pluto? Where did the word 'planet' come from? Who was famous for first suggesting that the Earth revolves around the Sun?

7.30: Could Greece leave the Eurozone (06/07/2015)
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7.30: Could Greece leave the Eurozone (06/07/2015)

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GREECE COULD BE 'ON EXIT ROAD FROM EUROZONE' SAYS FORMER GREEK FINANCE MINISTER Greece may need to issue IOUs on its debt and

GREECE COULD BE 'ON EXIT ROAD FROM EUROZONE' SAYS FORMER GREEK FINANCE MINISTER Greece may need to issue IOUs on its debt and

Slow response to sexual assault in politics
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Slow response to sexual assault in politics

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The Insiders panel explain why the Australian political parties have been so slow in responding to gender and sexual-related issues within the parties themselves.

The Insiders panel explain why the Australian political parties have been so slow in responding to gender and sexual-related issues within the parties themselves.

Remembering Anne Frank
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Remembering Anne Frank

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Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.

Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.

Cattle farmers in Missouri fight against labelling of plant based meat products
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Cattle farmers in Missouri fight against labelling of plant based meat products

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Craig visits Missouri, where cattle farmers and politicians are fighting to ban the labelling of vegan products as 'beef' 'hamburger' or 'meat'. Do you think their arguments ...

Craig visits Missouri, where cattle farmers and politicians are fighting to ban the labelling of vegan products as 'beef' 'hamburger' or 'meat'. Do you think their arguments are fair? Is cell based meat produced in a lab still meat? Is it misleading to put a picture of a chicken on a vegan chicken product?

Coronavirus explained by BtN
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Coronavirus explained by BtN

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Behind the News gives us the lowdown on the Coronavirus; What is it? Where did it start? How serious is it? And how can we prevent the spread of a virus?

Behind the News gives us the lowdown on the Coronavirus; What is it? Where did it start? How serious is it? And how can we prevent the spread of a virus?