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 is double dissolution?
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What is double dissolution?

Clip from Behind the News

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Double dissolution sounds pretty serious and kind of confusing and that's because it kind of is. It's basically a measure in place that replaces all the representatives in ...

Double dissolution sounds pretty serious and kind of confusing and that's because it kind of is. It's basically a measure in place that replaces all the representatives in parliament when they're not able to get a bill passed. Find out more about how it's been used and why some think it's a custom that should no longer exist.

Serving as a police horse
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Serving as a police horse

Clip from Behind the News

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Why do we still have police horses Isn't that method of transportation a little outdated Find out how this unique partnership between the police department and horses began ...

Why do we still have police horses Isn't that method of transportation a little outdated Find out how this unique partnership between the police department and horses began and why many believe it's still beneficial to have some horses on the force.

History of the Australian flag
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History of the Australian flag

Clip from Behind The News

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Learn about the history of the Australian flag, from how it came to be to what the different symbols represent. Some people think the flag is due for a revamp; hear some of ...

Learn about the history of the Australian flag, from how it came to be to what the different symbols represent. Some people think the flag is due for a revamp; hear some of the arguments people are making for the updates they feel the flag needs.

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?

The debate about moving Australia Day
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The debate about moving Australia Day

Clip from Behind The News

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A look at both sides of the debate about whether Australia Day should be moved out of respect for Indigenous people.

A look at both sides of the debate about whether Australia Day should be moved out of respect for Indigenous people.

Calls to ban live cattle exports
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Calls to ban live cattle exports

Clip from Behind The News

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Behind The News reviews Australia's live cattle export industry, explains why there is demand for live animals, and discusses how an investigation into animal cruelty has led ...

Behind The News reviews Australia's live cattle export industry, explains why there is demand for live animals, and discusses how an investigation into animal cruelty has led to calls to ban the trade.

A refugee's journey from Sudan to Australia
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A refugee's journey from Sudan to Australia

Clip from Behind the News

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Behind The News learns the journey Johnson MakerAdeng made to escape wartorn Sudan and make a new life for himself in Australia, via a 12year stay in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Behind The News learns the journey Johnson MakerAdeng made to escape wartorn Sudan and make a new life for himself in Australia, via a 12year stay in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Orphan Afghani refugee in Australia
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Orphan Afghani refugee in Australia

Clip from Behind The News

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Behind The News meets a teenage orphan who fled Afghanistan as a 14yearold to make a new life for himself in Australia.

Behind The News meets a teenage orphan who fled Afghanistan as a 14yearold to make a new life for himself in Australia.

How does the justice system work?
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How does the justice system work?

Clip from Behind The News

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Leroy and his friends talk to a police officer, lawyer and magistrate to help us gain a better understanding of how the justice system works and the roles that they each play.

Leroy and his friends talk to a police officer, lawyer and magistrate to help us gain a better understanding of how the justice system works and the roles that they each play.

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.

United Nation rights of the child
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United Nation rights of the child

Clip from Behind The News

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Children all over the world have certain rights. What are they? Meet Josh a youth ambassador for UNICEF who explains what these are.

Children all over the world have certain rights. What are they? Meet Josh a youth ambassador for UNICEF who explains what these are.

Balancing the government budget
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Balancing the government budget

Clip from Behind The News Specials

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A group of kids work together to decide how they would prioritise things if they were in charge of the government budget and then compare their results to the real thing.

A group of kids work together to decide how they would prioritise things if they were in charge of the government budget and then compare their results to the real thing.

Rwandan refugees revitalise rural town
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Rwandan refugees revitalise rural town

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Behind The News meets the Rwandan refugees who now call the Mingoola home, and learns how the central African children are helping to revitalise the tiny NSW town.

Behind The News meets the Rwandan refugees who now call the Mingoola home, and learns how the central African children are helping to revitalise the tiny NSW town.

Improving money for the visually impaired
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Improving money for the visually impaired

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Connor may only be 13, but growing up blind it became quickly apparent to him that it was difficult for blind people to use money because there was no way to differentiate ...

Connor may only be 13, but growing up blind it became quickly apparent to him that it was difficult for blind people to use money because there was no way to differentiate between the different notes. Through a mass effort that Connor started, changes have begun to take place and new money being produced over the next several years will contain raised dots to help the visually impaired identify between notes.

The federal budget
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The federal budget

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It can be pretty hard deciding on a federal budget because there are so many things that are funded by the government. Here's a bit of an inside look about how different ...

It can be pretty hard deciding on a federal budget because there are so many things that are funded by the government. Here's a bit of an inside look about how different departments campaign for better funding and some of the ongoing discussions politicians have about the country's deficit.

Refugee Afghan child in Australia
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Refugee Afghan child in Australia

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Behind The News meets a young Afghan refugee who travelled to Australia to make a safer, better life for himself.

Behind The News meets a young Afghan refugee who travelled to Australia to make a safer, better life for himself.

Training SES volunteers
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Training SES volunteers

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Behind The News learns how State Emergency Service volunteers train to assist people during natural disasters, rescue situations and medical emergencies.

Behind The News learns how State Emergency Service volunteers train to assist people during natural disasters, rescue situations and medical emergencies.