Campaigning to ban plastic bags
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Campaigning to ban plastic bags

Clip from Behind the News

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Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for ...

Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for the environment and how she has campaigned to stop shops using them.

White Australia celebrates 150 years of colonisation
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White Australia celebrates 150 years of colonisation

Clip from Vote Yes For Aborigines

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Aboriginal Australians object to the 1938 celebration of the British colonising their land. They describe it as 'a day of mourning'. The seeds of the movement to change ...

Aboriginal Australians object to the 1938 celebration of the British colonising their land. They describe it as 'a day of mourning'. The seeds of the movement to change the constitution have been sown already even though the referendum will not occur for another 30 years. Who were Cooper, Patton and Ferguson? What changes were they calling for?

Roman law in ancient Rome
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Roman law in ancient Rome

Clip from The Time Compass

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Many of the 'rules' of law currently used in the western world are based on Roman law, created thousands of years ago

Many of the 'rules' of law currently used in the western world are based on Roman law, created thousands of years ago

What does it mean to be an Australian citizen?
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What does it mean to be an Australian citizen?

Clip from Vote Yes For Aborigines

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On the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, in 2007, people were asked what it means to be an Australian citizen. What do you think of their responses? Do you agree with ...

On the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, in 2007, people were asked what it means to be an Australian citizen. What do you think of their responses? Do you agree with any of the responses? What does being an Australian mean to you?

Revamping the classification system
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Revamping the classification system

Clip from Behind the News

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Reporter Emma Davis explains what the different classification labels mean, why online streaming services classify their own content, and the Australian Council for Children ...

Reporter Emma Davis explains what the different classification labels mean, why online streaming services classify their own content, and the Australian Council for Children and the Media's suggestion that a new system should be introduced.

Why did the Roman empire fall?
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Why did the Roman empire fall?

Clip from The Time Compass

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This colourful animation explains how the Roman empire eventually collapsed and how the birth of Christianity played a part.

This colourful animation explains how the Roman empire eventually collapsed and how the birth of Christianity played a part.

Why was there a referendum in 1967?
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Why was there a referendum in 1967?

Clip from Vote Yes For Aborigines

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Many people think the 1967 referendum was about giving Aboriginal people the vote, this clip explains why that is a common misconception. What changes to the constitution ...

Many people think the 1967 referendum was about giving Aboriginal people the vote, this clip explains why that is a common misconception. What changes to the constitution were being proposed in the 1967 referendum? Why did the British feel it was not important to include the Aboriginal people in the constitution? What latin term did the British settlers use to describe the land of Australia? What is a census?

The debate over the death penalty
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The debate over the death penalty

Clip from Behind the News

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Australia does not have the death penalty as a punishment used against criminals, but many countries still do. When two Australians were sentenced to death in Indonesia, the ...

Australia does not have the death penalty as a punishment used against criminals, but many countries still do. When two Australians were sentenced to death in Indonesia, the debate sprang up again as to whether or not this is an effective and ethical form of punishment. Hear both sides of the debate of this polarizing issue.

Training police dogs
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Training police dogs

Clip from Totally Wild

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Totally Wild is taken behind-the-scenes of a police canine training session in South Australia.

Totally Wild is taken behind-the-scenes of a police canine training session in South Australia.

Celebrating Holi festival
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Celebrating Holi festival

Clip from Finding My Magic

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The children go to their friend's home to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival. Why did the boy say that in his old country, they couldn't celebrate Holi in this way? Which ...

The children go to their friend's home to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival. Why did the boy say that in his old country, they couldn't celebrate Holi in this way? Which human right is being violated if you are prevented from celebrating a festival such as Holi?

Responsibility to family and to community
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Responsibility to family and to community

Clip from Mabo

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Koiki 'Eddie' arrives home announcing he has quit the railroad. Bonita reminds him of his responsibility to his family and the difficulties of being an outspoken Indigenous ...

Koiki 'Eddie' arrives home announcing he has quit the railroad. Bonita reminds him of his responsibility to his family and the difficulties of being an outspoken Indigenous person. Eddie reminds her of the injustices she faces every day and the satisfaction of resisting the status quo. Archival footage shows the beginning of the resistance, the government's response and instances segregation. Koiki 'Eddie' Mabo becomes a person of interest. Later, a university professor sees Eddie in the librar

The first mainstream national Indigenous body is formed
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The first mainstream national Indigenous body is formed

Clip from Vote Yes For Aborigines

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In 1958 the first mainstream national Indigenous body was formed in Adelaide. The members rejected the Government’s idea of ‘assimilation’. This group was later called FCAATSI ...

In 1958 the first mainstream national Indigenous body was formed in Adelaide. The members rejected the Government’s idea of ‘assimilation’. This group was later called FCAATSI (Federal Council for the advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders) What rights were they calling for that white people already had? Why was it difficult for the members to travel interstate?

rosemary laing reminisces on the passing of the mabo bill
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rosemary laing reminisces on the passing of the mabo bill

Clip from The House With Annabel Crabb

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A junior clerk of the Senate at the time, Rosemary Laing reminisces on the passing of the Mabo bill.

A junior clerk of the Senate at the time, Rosemary Laing reminisces on the passing of the Mabo bill.

Broadside
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Broadside: Emerging Empires Collide

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC July 18, 2010

History

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Looks at the great sea battles fought between the English and Dutch in the 17th century. These battles were fought to decide which country would dominate world trade.

Looks at the great sea battles fought between the English and Dutch in the 17th century. These battles were fought to decide which country would dominate world trade.

Seven Ages Of Britain
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Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Power

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC September 21, 2010

History

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This week we meet the Tudors: from Henry VIII's accession in 1509 to the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII exactly 100 years later. David Dimbleby shows how the ...

This week we meet the Tudors: from Henry VIII's accession in 1509 to the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII exactly 100 years later. David Dimbleby shows how the Tudors used art as an instrument of power and propaganda. First, Henry VIII and the lavish, gilded tomb in Westminster Abbey he commissioned for his father; the epic Field of Cloth of Gold painting in Hampton Court made to celebrate his diplomatic triumph over the French; and the extraordinary patron-artist relationship he cultivated with Hans Holbein.

Prohibition
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Prohibition: Scofflaw

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 6, 2012

History

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On January 16, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution comes into effect, making it illegal to manufacture, transport or sell intoxicating liquor. This episode examines ...

On January 16, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution comes into effect, making it illegal to manufacture, transport or sell intoxicating liquor. This episode examines the problems of enforcement, as millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.

Seven Ages Of Britain
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Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Ambition

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC October 19, 2010

History

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In the last episode of Seven Ages of Britain, David Dimbleby looks at how the 20th century saw ordinary Britons upturning ancient power structures and class hierarchies. The ...

In the last episode of Seven Ages of Britain, David Dimbleby looks at how the 20th century saw ordinary Britons upturning ancient power structures and class hierarchies. The catalyst was the First World War, which embroiled the whole nation and called traditional values into question. The result was an ever-growing 'democratisation' of culture, with art coming off gallery walls, becoming an instrument of self-expression at the service of the individual.

480
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480: NAIDOC

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC July 6, 2012

Indigenous Australians

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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.