Everest, Sherpas and Nepal
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Everest, Sherpas and Nepal

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We talk to someone who worked on Mt Everest to find out what life is like for Sherpas and find out more about Nepalese culture.

We talk to someone who worked on Mt Everest to find out what life is like for Sherpas and find out more about Nepalese culture.

Land Rights
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Land Rights

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The last day of Reconciliation Week is Mabo Day, the anniversary of a big court decision that recognised Aboriginal and Torres s

The last day of Reconciliation Week is Mabo Day, the anniversary of a big court decision that recognised Aboriginal and Torres s

BTN: Greece in Trouble
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BTN: Greece in Trouble

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GREECE IN TROUBLE Over the school holidays, the Greek financial crisis reached a dramatic head, with the country reluctantly

GREECE IN TROUBLE Over the school holidays, the Greek financial crisis reached a dramatic head, with the country reluctantly

Is handwriting obsolete?
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Is handwriting obsolete?

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Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

My little pony convention
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My little pony convention

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Some may be surprised that there are many different types of My Little Pony fans, with male fans giving themselves the nickname Bronies. While most toys and children's ...

Some may be surprised that there are many different types of My Little Pony fans, with male fans giving themselves the nickname Bronies. While most toys and children's entertainment are designed with a specific group or gender in mind, people are still free to like whatever they want. Meet some Bronies and learn about what they get out of My Little Pony and the community they're a part of.

Is it okay to skip school on your birthday?
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Is it okay to skip school on your birthday?

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Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or ...

Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or not it's okay to stay home and celebrate on your birthday and what constitutes a good enough reason to be absent from class.

How schools are funded
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How schools are funded

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A look at how schools are funded by the government and the changes to funding outlined in the 2017 Budget.

A look at how schools are funded by the government and the changes to funding outlined in the 2017 Budget.

Changes to Australia's population
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Changes to Australia's population

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As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and ...

As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and what the future of Australia might look like.

Elizabeth II sets record as longest serving queen
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Elizabeth II sets record as longest serving queen

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Queen Elizabeth II recently set a record as the longest serving queen and quite a lot has happened through many years of service. Find out how her power and position has ...

Queen Elizabeth II recently set a record as the longest serving queen and quite a lot has happened through many years of service. Find out how her power and position has changed through the years and the ongoing debate about whether or not she should still be Australia's queen.

The Amazon rainforest under threat
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The Amazon rainforest under threat

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Find out what is happening in one of the world's largest rainforest and threat to species that call it home.

Find out what is happening in one of the world's largest rainforest and threat to species that call it home.

World Refugee Day
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World Refugee Day

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The Behind the News team meet a family who understands what it is like to be a refugee.

The Behind the News team meet a family who understands what it is like to be a refugee.

How the bushfires affected Aussie wildlife
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How the bushfires affected Aussie wildlife

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The Behind the News team looks at the effect of the bushfires on the animal population of Australia. Name some animals whose habitats have been burnt. How are people helping ...

The Behind the News team looks at the effect of the bushfires on the animal population of Australia. Name some animals whose habitats have been burnt. How are people helping these animals? How is the army helping out injured wildlife? What is unusual about the koala population on Kangaroo Island?

Should the voting age be lowered?
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Should the voting age be lowered?

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By the time you turn 16, you're legally allowed to drive and some believe that if you're mature enough to be out on the road, you're old enough to be in the voting booth too. ...

By the time you turn 16, you're legally allowed to drive and some believe that if you're mature enough to be out on the road, you're old enough to be in the voting booth too. There are many different opinions on this topic among adults and, when asked, it turns out that while some teenagers would be happy with the right to vote, others aren't too keen on the idea.

Young people share their ideas with leaders
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Young people share their ideas with leaders

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You're never too young to start having a positive impact on the world around you. Rookie reporter Justice takes us along for her trip to Canberra where she and other Heywire ...

You're never too young to start having a positive impact on the world around you. Rookie reporter Justice takes us along for her trip to Canberra where she and other Heywire competition winners share their ideas with politicians and other leaders about how to improve things. Justice has a passion for helping youth afflicted with mental health issues after having overcome a time of loneliness and isolation; she's taking her story and using it to inspire others!

How airport security works
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How airport security works

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Ruby Cornish reveals the role passports, metal detectors, X-ray machines, explosive detection tests and sniffer dogs play in keeping travellers safe.

Ruby Cornish reveals the role passports, metal detectors, X-ray machines, explosive detection tests and sniffer dogs play in keeping travellers safe.

The history (and future) of Australia Day
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The history (and future) of Australia Day

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January 26th is Australia Day, a beloved tradition and fun celebration that people look forward to every year. However, as we examine the history of that date, we see why some ...

January 26th is Australia Day, a beloved tradition and fun celebration that people look forward to every year. However, as we examine the history of that date, we see why some people feel that the national holiday should be moved to another day and consider some of the suggested alternatives.

Should parents monitor what you do online?
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Should parents monitor what you do online?

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A new study shows that most kids don't want their parents bothering them about what they're doing online. In this video, we hear from several students about how much privacy ...

A new study shows that most kids don't want their parents bothering them about what they're doing online. In this video, we hear from several students about how much privacy they think kids should have on the internet and learn about some of the risks of going online unmonitored.

Behind the proposed burka ban
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Behind the proposed burka ban

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Some in government have suggested that people should be banned from wearing burkas in public. Burkas are one of many types of head coverings that women who practise Islam may ...

Some in government have suggested that people should be banned from wearing burkas in public. Burkas are one of many types of head coverings that women who practise Islam may choose to wear. Learn more about the religion and practices and hear from some young Muslim girls who disagree with the notion of a ban.