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Behind the News: February 26, 2019

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Cyber Attacks There’s been a lot of talk about cyber safety in Australia after the computer networks of parliament and several political parties were broken into by overseas ...

Cyber Attacks There’s been a lot of talk about cyber safety in Australia after the computer networks of parliament and several political parties were broken into by overseas criminals. We look at what happened, what cybercrime is and what ordinary people can do to stay safe. Sports Pay Gap The heads of Australia’s biggest sporting organisations came together last week to release a plan which they reckon could be a world first. They want to work to reduce the pay gap between men and women in professional sport. We find out more about that pay gap and what’s being done to make sport fairer in Australia. Oscars History On Monday movie lovers around the world will be tuning in to Hollywood’s biggest night: the annual Academy Awards. We take a look back at the history of the awards and find out why they’re such a big deal, why they’re called the Oscars, and why they’re sometimes controversial. Space Clean-up Scientists and engineers have just taken a giant leap forward in the fight to clean up outer-space! A company from the UK has successfully tested a spacecraft designed to harpoon pieces of space junk so they can be pulled out of orbit. That’s really important because experts say space junk poses a serious and growing threat to humans in space and here on Earth. Circus Abyssinia Jack meets the young performers of Circus Abyssinia, Ethiopia’s first circus troupe. He finds out how the group got started and what it’s like to travel the world as a circus performer.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Refugee Intake/Boxing Ban/PNG Independence/Signing the News/Cattle Judging

ABC Me September 15, 2015

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As the European migration crisis continues to dominate headlines across the world, here in Australia focus has turned towards what can be done to help; The Australian Medical ...

As the European migration crisis continues to dominate headlines across the world, here in Australia focus has turned towards what can be done to help; The Australian Medical Association has announced that it believes the sport of boxing should be banned for all children under the age of 18; Papua New Guinea celebrates 40 years of independence from Australia; We look at the practice of signing the news for hearing impaired people plus a look at cattle judging.

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Behind the News: May 28, 2019

ABC Me May 28, 2019

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Opinion Polls The recent federal election has many people asking big questions about opinion polls. They've been used for nearly 200 years to get an idea of how the public ...

Opinion Polls The recent federal election has many people asking big questions about opinion polls. They've been used for nearly 200 years to get an idea of how the public feels about their leaders but recently there've been some big votes around the world with very different results to what the opinion polls predicted. We look at how polls work and why they might be less accurate than they used to be. Mabo Legacy Next week is Reconciliation Week - a time to think about the shared history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-indigenous Australians. The week ends with Mabo Day on June 3, which celebrates the life and work of Eddie Mabo who fought to disprove terra nullius, the idea Australia was unoccupied before European colonisation. We look at the life and legacy of Mabo. Flu Season As the weather gets cooler, medical experts are warning people to get vaccinated to avoid getting the flu. They say this season has already been a particularly bad one. We find out what the flu is and how vaccinations can help to protect us. Underwater Research Scientists have been exploring the deep water off the coast of Tasmania and examining the fascinating creatures that live there. But before they did, they went to a local school to teach students about the weird world of the deep. Icy Adventure We meet two brothers, Monty and Ziggy, who have just come back from an epic overseas challenge. They set out to cross-country ski across the arctic, even though they'd never skied before!

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Behind the News: June 25, 2019

ABC Me June 25, 2019

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Hong Kong Protests People in Hong Kong have continued to protest a proposed new law which would mean people accused of crimes in China could be sent there to face a trial. We ...

Hong Kong Protests People in Hong Kong have continued to protest a proposed new law which would mean people accused of crimes in China could be sent there to face a trial. We investigate why the protests are happening and find out more about the history of Hong Kong. Recycling Recently local government from around Australia got together for a big meeting and one of the main topics of conversation was recycling. It's been causing some big problems in Australia since a bunch of overseas countries said they no longer wanted to deal with our waste. Aussie Future The CSIRO has released a report looking into the future of Australia. It spoke to a bunch of experts about what the country might look like in 2060 and they put forward a couple of very different scenarios, depending on what we and our governments do now. Seed School We meet some school kids who are working with scientists to save Australia's endangered plants! Students at Woodlupine Primary School in Perth have been carefully growing three species that are in danger of extinction then harvesting their seeds. Cricket Bat Kid We meet a young Aussie who wants to share his love of cricket with as many people as possible! Ten-year-old Riley spends his spare time refurbishing old cricket gear and giving it to kids who need it.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Citizenship/FIFA/Magna Carta/Aged Care App/Modern Shakespeare

ABC Me June 9, 2015

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There's a lot of discussion going on at the moment about Australia's citizenship laws. The government wants to be able to take away some people's citizenship if they commit ...

There's a lot of discussion going on at the moment about Australia's citizenship laws. The government wants to be able to take away some people's citizenship if they commit acts of terrorism, but some politicians don't think that's right. We look at what citizenship is, how you get it and why many say it's so important. There's teacher resources for that story and Magna Carta.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Reconciliation Action/Iron Ore/Quarantine Questions/Debating Championships/Coober Pedy Kids

ABC Me May 26, 2015

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It's Reconciliation Week on Behind the News. We kick off the show with a look at an experiment by one young indigenous girl that aimed to promote acceptance in the community ...

It's Reconciliation Week on Behind the News. We kick off the show with a look at an experiment by one young indigenous girl that aimed to promote acceptance in the community through free hugs.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: In Class

ABC Me September 2, 2015

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A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the ...

A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the week.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Indigenous Kids Tell

ABC Me February 25, 2015

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In this BtN Special some indigenous kids tell us about their lives. Audrey shares the excitement of travelling to Canberra from her remote community near Alice Springs for the ...

In this BtN Special some indigenous kids tell us about their lives. Audrey shares the excitement of travelling to Canberra from her remote community near Alice Springs for the Indigenous Youth Parliament. Then there's Tanay, an Australian Taekwondo Champion who proudly uses her status to fight racism. And kids from the Yirrkala Community School in Arnhem Land tell us about their beautiful home.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Social Media Anxiety/Ebola Free/Toilet Day/Astronaut Ad/The Welcome Camp

ABC Me November 17, 2015

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This week BtN is taking a special look at some of the issues that come with kids using social media; we look at one country that's managed to eradicate ebola; an international ...

This week BtN is taking a special look at some of the issues that come with kids using social media; we look at one country that's managed to eradicate ebola; an international day for toilets; we find out how to become an astronaut and a new program to help young people who have moved to Australia.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: 2015 Year in Review

ABC Me December 1, 2015

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A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the ...

A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the week.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: March 26, 2019

ABC Me March 26, 2019

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Cyclones Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a ...

Cyclones Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a deadly storm named Idai has caused devastation. BTN looks at just what a cyclone is and how we measure their destructive power. Brexit Deadline Things are pretty tense in the UK at the moment as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Brexit. March 29 is the date that’s been set for Britain to leave the European Union, but this week the UK’s prime minister asked the EU for an extension. Martin gives us a reminder of just what “Brexit” is and why it’s been giving him and other Brits a bit of anxiety. Holi Festival Last week Hindu people in Australia and around the world celebrated Holi. We got a group of school kids to tell us more about this colourful festival and about their religion. Antarctic Special - Part 3: Antarctic Animals In the final of our three-part Antarctica special Emma finds out more about some of the interesting animals that call the Antarctic circle home and how humans may be affecting them. Antarctica Q&A While she was in Antarctica, Emma asked a group of experts to answer questions that some kids had about the icy continent and the people and animals that live there. We’ll show you a selection of their questions and answers.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: September 17, 2019

ABC Me September 17, 2019

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Fire Season It’s been a terrible start to spring for many communities in NSW and Queensland where bushfires have destroyed homes and property. While fires aren’t unusual in ...

Fire Season It’s been a terrible start to spring for many communities in NSW and Queensland where bushfires have destroyed homes and property. While fires aren’t unusual in Australia, experts say these ones have hit way earlier than usual, in places that aren’t usually affected by fire. We find out more about this terrible start to fire season and how some kids are getting ready for the hot weather to come. Fish Rescue A mass fish rescue is underway right now in the Darling River in NSW. Native species are being caught and relocated to other parts of the river or to fish hatcheries to try to prevent what the State’s environment minister has described as a potential fish “Armageddon”. Many are worried, when summer comes, we’ll see another mass fish die-off caused by blue green algae. We find out more about what’s happening to the health of Australia’s biggest river system. E-cigarette Warning Most young Aussies know about the dangers of smoking, but there are worries that there’s a growing number of young people using e-cigarettes or vaping. While they were originally marketed as being a safer alternative to cigarettes, recently there’ve been a few cases of people getting sick after vaping and even some deaths overseas. We find out more. Peace Games It’s not very often that 11-year-olds are asked to prevent wars and solve big economic, social and environmental crises, but this week that’s exactly what some South Australia kids are being asked to do. They’re taking part in the World Peace Game - a very different sort of board game developed by a US educator who’s on a mission to prove that kids can make great diplomats. Magpie Season It’s that time of year again - when school yards and streets are menaced by swooping magpies! We find out why magpies attack and what you can do to protect yourself.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Antarctica

ABC Me September 24, 2019

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A special all about Antarctica. From the people who live and work there, to the important scientific research going on at the moment. All filmed at Casey Station, a research ...

A special all about Antarctica. From the people who live and work there, to the important scientific research going on at the moment. All filmed at Casey Station, a research base on the Antarctic mainland.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 7, 2019

ABC Me May 7, 2019

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The Behind the News team bring updates on the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who welcome the arrival of a new baby boy. A report from the United Nations reveal how humans have ...

The Behind the News team bring updates on the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who welcome the arrival of a new baby boy. A report from the United Nations reveal how humans have impacted the environment plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 6, 2019

ABC Me May 6, 2019

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The Behind the News team bring updates on the holy month of Ramadan, Avengers Endgame, animated creatures and a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

The Behind the News team bring updates on the holy month of Ramadan, Avengers Endgame, animated creatures and a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: April 29, 2019

ABC Me April 29, 2019

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The Behind the News team bring updates from the new movie release The Avengers: Endgame, the famous London Marathon plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

The Behind the News team bring updates from the new movie release The Avengers: Endgame, the famous London Marathon plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: April 18, 2019

ABC Me April 18, 2019

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The Behind the News team report on Easter and its traditions. The team bring updates on Beyonce's new documentary and new album, Time Magazines top 100 influencers revealed ...

The Behind the News team report on Easter and its traditions. The team bring updates on Beyonce's new documentary and new album, Time Magazines top 100 influencers revealed plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: February 6, 2019

ABC Me February 6, 2019

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The Behind the News team report on the clean-up following horrific floods in Townsville, the Sumatran tiger triplets born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, the reopening of a school in ...

The Behind the News team report on the clean-up following horrific floods in Townsville, the Sumatran tiger triplets born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, the reopening of a school in regional New South Wales with only seven students, and a guide on where things should not go.