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.

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.

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.

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.

Should kids play with toy guns?
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Should kids play with toy guns?

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Join the discussion as kids share their opinions on toy guns. There's been a bit of controversy about whether or not it's appropriate or safe for kids to still be playing with ...

Join the discussion as kids share their opinions on toy guns. There's been a bit of controversy about whether or not it's appropriate or safe for kids to still be playing with them and we hear from both sides of issue on the matter.

Subway at schools
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Subway at schools

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Some Tasmanian schools have considered selling subway once a week at their school canteen. Find out how the healthier take-away joint will cater for students.

Some Tasmanian schools have considered selling subway once a week at their school canteen. Find out how the healthier take-away joint will cater for students.

Anzac Day
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Anzac Day

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Discover the history and significance of Anzac day through a narration by the BTN team.

Discover the history and significance of Anzac day through a narration by the BTN team.

What if school started in the afternoon?
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What if school started in the afternoon?

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Gabriel is beginning high school in the UK, at a school that doesn't begin classes until 1.30pm! It's an unusual idea based on teenagers' need for rest and their tendency to ...

Gabriel is beginning high school in the UK, at a school that doesn't begin classes until 1.30pm! It's an unusual idea based on teenagers' need for rest and their tendency to be more active at night, thus losing hours of sleep if they have to be at school early in the morning. There are differing opinions on whether or not this is the right solution and several students weigh in with their thoughts.

The Sherpas of Mt Everest
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The Sherpas of Mt Everest

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Alissa is a young climber set to go to the top of Mt Everest but her first attempt was delayed after a tragedy that left several Sherpas dead. For those who don't know who the ...

Alissa is a young climber set to go to the top of Mt Everest but her first attempt was delayed after a tragedy that left several Sherpas dead. For those who don't know who the Sherpas are, this video teaches all about the impressive tour guides that make several trips to top of Mt Everest every single year and some of the challenges they face, both in regards to the mountain and with the government of Nepal.

Dealing with upsetting stories on the news
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Dealing with upsetting stories on the news

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Students discuss how they feel when they see upsetting stories on the news and process how they should react and respond when they see a sad or scary story. A child ...

Students discuss how they feel when they see upsetting stories on the news and process how they should react and respond when they see a sad or scary story. A child psychologist joins the conversations to provide some helpful hints and insights as well.