Life on Christmas Island for asylum seekers
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Life on Christmas Island for asylum seekers

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Behind The News explains what the difference is between asylum seekers and refugees, why Christmas Island is overcrowded, and why boat arrivals are controversial.

Behind The News explains what the difference is between asylum seekers and refugees, why Christmas Island is overcrowded, and why boat arrivals are controversial.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

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.

African refugees learn to trust police
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African refugees learn to trust police

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Behind The News looks at a program helping African boys adjust to living in Australia, learning to trust authorities and grow confidence in themselves.

Behind The News looks at a program helping African boys adjust to living in Australia, learning to trust authorities and grow confidence in themselves.

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

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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.

Carbon tax advertising campaigns
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Carbon tax advertising campaigns

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Behind The News examines the use of TV advertising to promote the policies of governments and their opponents, and efforts to change public opinion.

Behind The News examines the use of TV advertising to promote the policies of governments and their opponents, and efforts to change public opinion.

Orphan Afghani refugee in Australia
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Orphan Afghani refugee in Australia

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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.

Inside North Korea's regime
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Inside North Korea's regime

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A look at the daytoday life, political relationships and rising nuclear threat of North Korea.

A look at the daytoday life, political relationships and rising nuclear threat of North Korea.

World Challenge at Cambodian orphanage
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World Challenge at Cambodian orphanage

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Behind The News shares a video created by students who have returned from a World Challenge visit to Cambodia, where they volunteered to help out at an orphanage.

Behind The News shares a video created by students who have returned from a World Challenge visit to Cambodia, where they volunteered to help out at an orphanage.

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.

Refugees in Australian schools
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Refugees in Australian schools

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Behind The News visits Arthur Phillip High School to meet students from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone and learn about how the school is making their transition easier.

Behind The News visits Arthur Phillip High School to meet students from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone and learn about how the school is making their transition easier.

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

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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.

Port Arthur's panopticon prison
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Port Arthur's panopticon prison

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Historian Hamish MaxwellStewart gives Neil Oliver a tour of the Port Arthur convict settlement, revealing the detailed records of prisoners, and visiting the panopticon prison ...

Historian Hamish MaxwellStewart gives Neil Oliver a tour of the Port Arthur convict settlement, revealing the detailed records of prisoners, and visiting the panopticon prison and solitary confinement cells.

Beginner's guide to Federation
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Beginner's guide to Federation

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Behind The News provides a brief history of how Australia became a federation in 1901.

Behind The News provides a brief history of how Australia became a federation in 1901.

Participating in the indigenous youth parliament
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Participating in the indigenous youth parliament

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Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with ...

Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with local government and examine some of the issues that are of the utmost importance to Indigenous Australians.