The Kindness Pandemic
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The Kindness Pandemic

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Many people have opened their hearts to others during the Coronavirus pandemic. Volunteering time, giving food and donating money are just some of the ways individuals and ...

Many people have opened their hearts to others during the Coronavirus pandemic. Volunteering time, giving food and donating money are just some of the ways individuals and groups around Australia have helped those in need. What other examples of kindness have you seen or heard of? How could you help people in your community who may be isolated or struggling financially?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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!

Remembering Anne Frank
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Remembering Anne Frank

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Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.

Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.