With the release of the new five dollar note, we learn about some of the new security measures that have been taken to discourage counterfeiters. We also meet Connor, a young man that successfully petitioned the RBA to add tactile markings to Australia's currency for the blind and vision impaired.
The difference between private and public companies is explained using a Mac v PC type parody that highlights some of the pros and cons to both approaches, as well as explaining why some public companies opt to go private.
What do you want to be when you grow up That question might be harder than it sounds because the truth is, we don't know what the job market will look like by then. Find out more about the ways technology and robotics are influencing the jobs of the future and hear from kids who share what their dream future job would be.
Following emergency landings with Airbus A380s and Boeing 747s, Behind The News explains why airlines ground their aircraft and how companies are affected by such problems.
Behind The News visits a mail centre to see how letters are sorted and delivered, learns what impact the internet is having on the postal service, and how online shopping is increasing package deliveries.
As trends and technology evolve, some jobs and industries start to become less relevant. In the town, when they closed the coal mine, they essentially shut down the town's entire economy and the town itself closed. Hear from some of the kids who lived there about how they feel about having to move under such unusual circumstances.
Just because you have some stuff that you don't use anymore doesn't mean that someone else might not like to have it which is where Op Shops come in handy. Find out all about these secondhand stores and meet a volunteer that has come across a few less appealing donations during her time there.
It's estimated that most kids growing up now will hold 13 different jobs in their lifetime, a much higher number than in the past. Find out about the role technology is playing in changing the face of the job market and the approach young people are taking to their careers.
Why do some business qualify for a government bailout when they begin to lose money That's the question we examine here as we talk about the rationale behind government bailouts and some of the reasons others oppose them.
Schoolboys explain how they're training dogs to work on their family farms and discuss some of the challenges they face.
Behind The News describes the austerity measures taken by the Greek government and meets families affected by the financial crisis.
Behind The News explains why the price of products are marked up, and examines why Australian shops increase the price more than retailers overseas.
Behind The News explains why people need mortgages, how interest rates are calculated, how banks make a profit, and why shareholders care.
Behind The News visits a Christmas tree farm and compares the environmental impact of artificial trees to singleuse natural trees.
Meet 14-year old Samara who has her own business building fairy houses and running workshops to teach others how to build them. She has also written a book about it.
Behind the News explores the changing nature of how we use money in an engaging way for younger students.
When you think of a businessman, you may think of an adult, somebody middleaged in a suit. But that's not always the case. Lachlan is just 14 years old and already runs his own business, selling Tshirts, hats and other clothing that he's helped design in stores and online. It's no easy task figuring out all that goes into running a business but he shares with us what he's learned.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.