Behind The News
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Behind The News: 30/07/2013

ABC July 30, 2013

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PNG PLAN The Prime Minister has announced that asylum seekers who arrive by boat will now be processed in Papua New Guinea. And if they're found to be genuine refugees ...

PNG PLAN The Prime Minister has announced that asylum seekers who arrive by boat will now be processed in Papua New Guinea. And if they're found to be genuine refugees they'll not be allowed to stay in Australia but they can settle in PNG. Some think it's a good idea - others say it's unfair. YOUTH VOTE A new date for the next Federal Election is expected soon. And when it happens people who aren't on the roll only have a short time to register. We look at the campaign aimed at getting young people on the electoral roll. KIDS SLEEP These days kids have access to a lot of hand held digital devices....but there's a potential downside. Researchers have found that using tablets or phones just before bedtime can actually keep you awake. It's all to do with the light they give off and the mixed messages sent to our brains. PRINCIPAL 4ADAY Imagine you could be principal of your shcool for a whole day. Would it be easy or hard - fun or stressful? We meet one girl who got the chance to do just that ...and followed her around as she tried to juggle friendships and discipline. SURFSCHOOL Kids living in outback towns don't always get a chance to experience some of the things city kids do - like surfing at a beach. But a group of students has been given a taste of surfboard riding as well as some valuable lessons on beach safety.

Behind The News Specials
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Behind The News Specials: Disasters

ABC September 7, 2011

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2011 has been a year of natural disasters. In this special we take a look at the NZ earthquake, the catastrophic situation in Japan and how the SES plays a vital role in ...

2011 has been a year of natural disasters. In this special we take a look at the NZ earthquake, the catastrophic situation in Japan and how the SES plays a vital role in helping Australians cope with damage and loss.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 25/06/2013

ABC June 25, 2013

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GENDER EQUALITY There's been a lot of recent media coverage on gender equality - mainly centred on how the media and others deal with Australia's female Prime Minister. But ...

GENDER EQUALITY There's been a lot of recent media coverage on gender equality - mainly centred on how the media and others deal with Australia's female Prime Minister. But what is gender equality and why are so many people sensitive to the role of women in society? These days women can aspire to the highest office in the land but it wasn't always so. BTN goes back in history to uncover some surprising facts. G8 SUMMIT This week the leaders of the eight countries that make up the organisation known as G8 are meeting to discuss some pressing world issues - issues that they don't always agree on. BTN looks at what the G8 is and what it does. ANZAC STORY BTN meets some schoolkids who have been working on a fascinating project. They were each given the task of researching the life of an Australian Digger who fought in the First World War. Their research saw them travel to far way battlefields - and ultimately the soldiers' final resting place. FOOTY GIRLS Aussie Rules football is a sport that's very much dominated by men. But recently the women's league has been getting a bit more attention. BTN talks to a young player who reckons more girls should get involved. POPCORN A trip to the movies is a lot sweeter with a box of popcorn. It's been sold in cinemas for decades...but not all corn can produce popcorn. BTN meets a leading grower to find out where popcorn comes from and how it pops.

Behind The News Specials
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Behind The News Specials: Enviro Care

ABC March 4, 2014

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The environment is always a topic of interest on BtN so in this Special we look at how we can help to protect it.

The environment is always a topic of interest on BtN so in this Special we look at how we can help to protect it.

Behind The News
24:29

Behind The News: Corruption/Anzac Day/Kids in Pain/Toad Training/Royal Performers

ABC April 29, 2014

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How can an expensive gift cause a powerful politician to lose his job? We're taking a look at corruption this week; Each year on the 25th of April, we commemorate the lives of ...

How can an expensive gift cause a powerful politician to lose his job? We're taking a look at corruption this week; Each year on the 25th of April, we commemorate the lives of Australians who died in war. But for one young boy, the day has extra significance; Sometimes, it's hard enough to get through the day when you're feeling good. So imagine doing it with constant pain gnawing at you, on top of everything else; As they spread west, cane toads are starting to cause big problems for native Goannas and; The royals are here and they're making a big splash wherever they go.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: Surplus/Antibiotic Issues/Cycling Licenses/Volunteer Week/Robot Girls

ABC May 13, 2014

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BtN stories this week cover the upcoming federal budget, the overuse of antibiotics, should cyclists have to be licensed? Plus there's teacher resources available for stories ...

BtN stories this week cover the upcoming federal budget, the overuse of antibiotics, should cyclists have to be licensed? Plus there's teacher resources available for stories on Volunteer Week and Robot Girls!

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Becoming a Candidate/Racism/Bitter Sweet/Space Lab/Fossil Find

ABC August 20, 2013

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BtN takes a look at how you become a candidate for election and cover stories on Racism, Bitter Sweet, Space Lab and Fossil Find.

BtN takes a look at how you become a candidate for election and cover stories on Racism, Bitter Sweet, Space Lab and Fossil Find.

Behind The News Specials
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Behind The News Specials: The Arts

ABC August 28, 2013

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BtN loves to showcase the Arts. From a Colombian street circus to the canines starring in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' to adapting Shakespeare to a Primary school class there's ...

BtN loves to showcase the Arts. From a Colombian street circus to the canines starring in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' to adapting Shakespeare to a Primary school class there's something for everyone. And with a bunch of talented schoolgirls taking the ukulele to a worldwide audience we wonder if this little instrument might become much bigger!

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Prime Minister/Drones/Mint/Street Dogs/Karate

ABC September 10, 2013

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After weeks of campaigning Australians finally got the chance to have their say about who should lead the country. So what will the Prime Minister do and what's their plan for ...

After weeks of campaigning Australians finally got the chance to have their say about who should lead the country. So what will the Prime Minister do and what's their plan for Australia's future? Plus, the use of drones is back in the news again.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: November 11, 2016

ABC ME November 11, 2016

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Australia and the US/Antarctic Marine Park//Remembrance Day Research/Yarloop School/Young Explorer

ABC ME November 7, 2016

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Australia & the US: Next week, much of Australia will be talking about the results of the United States' Presidential election. But why do we care what happens there? Well the ...

Australia & the US: Next week, much of Australia will be talking about the results of the United States' Presidential election. But why do we care what happens there? Well the US and Australia have long had a close relationship. We find out why next week. Antarctic Marine Park: Many countries around the world teamed up recently to protect one and a half million square kilometres of the Ross Sea, near Antarctica. The area is described as one of the most pristine on earth and protecting it means fishing, mining and other activities will be banned there. We find out why that's so important for this chilly part of the ocean. Remembrance Day Research: Next Friday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day in November, Australians will pause to remember those that have fallen during war for Remembrance Day. As part of last year's commemorations, some school kids in Adelaide decided to investigate the important role their neighbourhood played during World War I. We'll tell you what they discovered next week. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - History / Knowledge and Understanding: Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 6 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 Yarloop School: Imagine having to move your entire school to a new location about 18 kilometres away from your home. Then imagine finding out it'll have no playground or library. That's exactly what the students and teachers of Yarloop Primary School in Western Australia had to go through after a massive fire tore through their town. But nearly a year on, they've not been told if or when they'll be able to return. We check in to find out why they miss their old school so much and what they're doing to try to get back there. Young Explorer: A teenager from Melbourne was recently named Australia's Young Adventurer of the Year. Jade Hameister earned the title by trekking 150kms to the North Pole. And now, she's already training for her next big adventure. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues Year 4 Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives and events Year 4 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 History / Knowledge and Understanding: The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation Year 6 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: November 16, 2016

ABC ME November 16, 2016

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: April 7, 2017

ABC Me April 7, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: April 12, 2017

ABC Me April 12, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: April 19, 2017

ABC Me April 19, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 12, 2017

ABC Me May 12, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 19, 2017

ABC Me May 19, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
24:28

Behind the News: Cyberattack/50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum/Kids TV/Space Messages/Sea Dragon

ABC Me May 23, 2017

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Cyberattack Last week, a massive cyberattack hit computers right around the world. It caused some big problems, but how did it all happen? In our lead story next week, we ...

Cyberattack Last week, a massive cyberattack hit computers right around the world. It caused some big problems, but how did it all happen? In our lead story next week, we explain how a computer can be hacked and why some people might want to. 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum Next Saturday is the 50th anniversary of a really important moment in Australia's history; the 1967 referendum. It saw the majority of Australians vote to change our country's laws to count Indigenous Australians as full citizens. We take a special look at the events that led up to this momentous vote and how things have changed since. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Civics and Citizenship Skills / Communication and reflection: Present civics and citizenship ideas and viewpoints for a particular purpose using civics and citizenship terms and concepts Year 5 Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy: The process for constitutional change through a referendum Year 7 History / Knowledge and Understanding: Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6 Kids TV Recently the government announced a review into how much children's TV should be shown on commercial networks. Currently there are rules about how many hours are broadcast and how much of it must be made in Australia. But some people are worried that if those rules disappear in the future, so will many great kids programs. Space Messages Have you ever wondered what you would say if you could send a message into space? Some kids in WA are working on messages that will soon be transmitted 4 light years away. We find out what they're going to say and how their messages will travel so far. Sea Dragon Australian scientists are trying to save a unique marine species that is tough to find at the best of times. It's called the Weedy Sea Dragon and there are worries the creatures are now endangered. But to confirm that, researchers need help from citizen scientists and some amazing facial recognition software. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Living things have life cycles. Year 4 Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4 Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment Year 5 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment Year 6