Youth poverty and homelessness
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Youth poverty and homelessness

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Sarah ended up homeless as a teenager after some bad situations at home and she says that most teenagers that end up homeless or living in poverty do so at no fault of their ...

Sarah ended up homeless as a teenager after some bad situations at home and she says that most teenagers that end up homeless or living in poverty do so at no fault of their own. Having come through her difficulties, Sarah is now committed to doing charity work to assist homeless teens who now find themselves in a situation like the one she was once in.

Rabbit restrictions in Queensland
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Rabbit restrictions in Queensland

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Because rabbits are not native to Australia, they have been known to wreak havoc on native plants and, with how quickly they breed, they can be a negative factor among ...

Because rabbits are not native to Australia, they have been known to wreak havoc on native plants and, with how quickly they breed, they can be a negative factor among Australia's wildlife. Rabbits are currently banned in Queensland and extreme measures were taken to clear them out for good many years ago. Now, some are proposing special circumstances where rabbits might be brought into the country and kept as pets.

Visiting Japan five years after deadly earthquake
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Visiting Japan five years after deadly earthquake

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In 2011, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake that prompted a tsunami and eventually even a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. Many lives were affected by these disastrous ...

In 2011, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake that prompted a tsunami and eventually even a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. Many lives were affected by these disastrous events and this report from 2016 shows how kids and their families have been able to rebuild since then, but the impact of that earthquake still remains.

Moving Australia Day
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Moving Australia Day

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BtN looks at the history of Australia Day and explains why some people feel the date should be changed.

BtN looks at the history of Australia Day and explains why some people feel the date should be changed.

Diwali; The festival of lights
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Diwali; The festival of lights

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Amelia looks at the Hindu new year celebration of Diwali. When is Diwali celebrated? Which groups celebrate this special day? What kind of traditions take place during Diwali?

Amelia looks at the Hindu new year celebration of Diwali. When is Diwali celebrated? Which groups celebrate this special day? What kind of traditions take place during Diwali?

Indigenous ANZAC
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Indigenous ANZAC

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On ANZAC Day the country stops to remember those who fought and died for Australia in times of war. But there's one group of Australians whose sacrifice isn't as well ...

On ANZAC Day the country stops to remember those who fought and died for Australia in times of war. But there's one group of Australians whose sacrifice isn't as well known. In the First and Second World Wars thousands of indigenous Australians went to fight for a country that didn't even recognise them as citizens. Sarah meets the descendant of one Aboriginal Soldier and finds out what ANZAC day means to me.

Yom Kippur
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Yom Kippur

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The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur means day of atonement. When do Jewish people believe the first Yom Kippur took place? What traditions are involved ...

The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur means day of atonement. When do Jewish people believe the first Yom Kippur took place? What traditions are involved in Yom Kippur? Why do they eat honey cake? What is a shofur? How do the Jewish people celebrate the end of fasting?

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.

Centenary of The Great Air Race of 1919
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Centenary of The Great Air Race of 1919

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Learn all about the 'Great Air Race' from England to Australia in 1919. What did Ross and Keith Smith do during World War I? Whose idea was it to challenge pilots to fly from ...

Learn all about the 'Great Air Race' from England to Australia in 1919. What did Ross and Keith Smith do during World War I? Whose idea was it to challenge pilots to fly from England to Australia in 30 days? Why was it a dangerous challenge? What were the planes made from in those days? What was the name of the type of plane the Smith brothers flew in the challenge? What were the four roles of the men in the aeroplane?

Air Pollution in Delhi, India
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Air Pollution in Delhi, India

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Find out why the air pollution is so bad in Delhi and how young people are coping in the smoggy conditions. What are the environmental factors contributing to the ...

Find out why the air pollution is so bad in Delhi and how young people are coping in the smoggy conditions. What are the environmental factors contributing to the pollution? What are some of the actions being taken to lessen the pollution? Why are the young people in the video feeling frustrated?

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?

Aussies kids share their experiences of escaping bushfires
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Aussies kids share their experiences of escaping bushfires

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**May be distressing for some viewers** Aussie kids share their experiences with Behind the News of having to leave their homes, farms and holiday parks due to encroaching ...

**May be distressing for some viewers** Aussie kids share their experiences with Behind the News of having to leave their homes, farms and holiday parks due to encroaching bushfires. Who helps us in the community in times like this? What do you need to do if there is a fire nearby? What number do you call for emergency services? How could you help or send a message of support to people like the kids in the video who have been affected by fires?

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!

Why are earthworms important?
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Why are earthworms important?

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Behind the News visits students at a school who are reducing waste and raising money with worm farms. Why are earthworms important? What can you put in a worm farm? What ...

Behind the News visits students at a school who are reducing waste and raising money with worm farms. Why are earthworms important? What can you put in a worm farm? What cannot be put in a worm farm? What can worm juice be used for? 51% of the profits are being donated to charity, if the students take $10 from selling worm juice, how much will be donated to charity? How much is left over for the school?

Online piracy and internet privacy
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Online piracy and internet privacy

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With piracy so rampant on the internet, some movie studios are pressuring internet providers to provide the name of users who are sharing movies and other media illegally. ...

With piracy so rampant on the internet, some movie studios are pressuring internet providers to provide the name of users who are sharing movies and other media illegally. Kids weigh in on the debate that has folks questioning what's more important: personal privacy or catching criminals

Should embarrassing info stay in Google search results?
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Should embarrassing info stay in Google search results?

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A new law has given people the ability to request Google delete certain search results that may be embarrassing or damaging to their reputation. This story delves into the ...

A new law has given people the ability to request Google delete certain search results that may be embarrassing or damaging to their reputation. This story delves into the different perspectives on the issue and brings up interesting questions about internet ethics, accountability and personal responsibility.

Future careers for young people
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Future careers for young people

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Find out why children are predicted to have an average of 13 jobs in their lifetime.

Find out why children are predicted to have an average of 13 jobs in their lifetime.

Logging in Tasmania
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Logging in Tasmania

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The debate in Tasmania rages on about how much of the forest should be protected from loggers while others feel the industry is too important to set such stringent ...

The debate in Tasmania rages on about how much of the forest should be protected from loggers while others feel the industry is too important to set such stringent limitations. This video examines both sides of a complicated issue that remains a topic of constant discussion for the people of Tasmania.