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Behind The News: 1/05/2012

ABC May 1, 2012

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SLIPPER SLIPUP Ever since the last federal election... life for the government has been pretty tough. The main reason is that after such a close vote... Labor had to rely on ...

SLIPPER SLIPUP Ever since the last federal election... life for the government has been pretty tough. The main reason is that after such a close vote... Labor had to rely on others just to form government....But being so close means that any little change could throw things back into chaos. We look at the events of last week, the role of the Speaker, and what it all means for the Gillard government. TWEETS FOR SALE Even if you don't have an account you've probably heard of Twitter. It lets you post short messages which can read by anyone who wants to follow you and it's become particularly popular with celebrities and their fans.. But can you trust what you read on twitter? Last week some Aussie celebs were caught using twitter to make a bit of money... is that so unusual? BURMA Not too many years ago Burma had a government that the rest of the world wasn't too happy about. The ruling junta were brutal in crushing any opposition. But now they seem to be turning a new leaf...So much so... that the international community have given them a second chance... and have just opened up to trade with them again. We see how Burma is ringing in the changes. PYGMY POSSUMS Australia's home to a lot of rare species... and in recent years scientists have been working on keeping them around for future generations. Usually that means breeding them in places like zoos. But in Victoria's alpine mountains scientists have tried a new way of boosting the population of some tiny endangered possums, and it's been a great success. DETECTOR DOGS If you've been to an airport in Australia, you'd know we've got some pretty strict rules with what we can and can't bring into the country. One way customs can check we're doing the right thing is by using detector dogs. This year marks 20 years since they started protecting our borders.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 23/03/2010

ABC March 22, 2010

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Pollies Polling State elections will be held in South Australia and Tasmania this weekend and opinion polls are forecasting various results. But will they be accurate? So ...

Pollies Polling State elections will be held in South Australia and Tasmania this weekend and opinion polls are forecasting various results. But will they be accurate? So with a federal election likely later this year we take a close look at the opinion poll process. Can they really tell us how popular a pollie is and why should polls be believed? Costly Calls Mobile phones are a great communication tool for kids and adults alike. But it's easy for kids to chalk up huge bills by using enhanced SMS services like ringtones and horoscopes. They can cost up to $10 a pop. Now we're about to be given the choice of barring these services. We use some examples to show why it always pays to read the fine print. Paralympic Heroes The Paralympic Winter Games are underway in Vancouver. Australia has already won two medals...but our hopes are high with skier Toby Kane, who's aiming to improve on his Bronze from the 2006 Games in Torino. Unfair Hair We've all noticed how celebrities can change their hairstyles overnight.....short one day, flowing tresses the next. It's all done with hair extensions, which can cost thousands of dollars. We look at this growth industry ...it all starts with people living in India who give up their hair as a religious offering and get very little share of this million dollar business. MiniBats One of Australia's most unusual but rarely seen animals is under threat. Mini bats far outnumber their fruit-eating relatives, but they're so small that they're hardy noticed. Urban expansion is destroying their habitats and now a major survey's underway in Melbourne to chart their numbers and find out how we can protect a valuable part of our eco-system.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 14/02/2012

ABC February 13, 2012

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SUMMER FLOOD We bring you all the latest on the floods that have devastated parts of Qld and NSW. We answer all those questions you've wanted to know about floods... from how ...

SUMMER FLOOD We bring you all the latest on the floods that have devastated parts of Qld and NSW. We answer all those questions you've wanted to know about floods... from how they start, to how we can defend against them. LEADERSHIP LEAKS When does a rumour become a news story? For a long time the news has been reporting that Kevin Rudd could challenge Julia Gillard to be Prime Minister. But these rumours are often denied almost as soon as they're printed. So is there any truth in all this speculation? FACEBOOK FLOAT One of the world's most popular websites has decided to float on the stock exchange. We explain what that means... and examine the differences between public and private companies. FIRST AID Cadets St John's Ambulance service can be found at most major events, and they're often on hand for big disasters like the recent floods. But did you know that you can get involved at a young age? We go along to meet a group of cadets and learn what it takes to be part of the team. KITE BOARDING If you go the beach there's a good chance you might see people kite boarding. It's shot up in popularity in recent years so we thought we'd find out how it's done.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 18/10/2011

ABC October 17, 2011

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OVERSEAS LAWS Most of us have got a pretty good idea of what's illegal in Australia, and if we break the law, we know what sort of punishment to expect. But what if we go ...

OVERSEAS LAWS Most of us have got a pretty good idea of what's illegal in Australia, and if we break the law, we know what sort of punishment to expect. But what if we go overseas on holiday? We take a look at how laws and punishments vary between countries... and examine the role of embassies in helping out Aussies in trouble. STRIKE ACTION Over the past few months you might have heard about workers going on strike at Qantas. People go on strike when they're not happy about conditions at work. But just because you're unhappy doesn't necessarily mean you can walk off the job. BtN explains what has to happen before people are allowed to take strike action. SUN SCREEN It's nearly summer and you know what that means? Summer holidays, sunshine and days at the beach or by the pool. But with summer comes a danger... sunburn. BtN explains how sun screen protects your skin and gives tips on the best ways to use it. FOOD ADDITIVES How much do we really know about what goes into our food? One school in South Australia has been trialling healthy foods that don't contain colours or additives. And both kids and their parents say it's making a big difference. SELLING SOCCER The Socceroos continued their flawless start to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with an easy win over Oman last week. But the state of the game for juniors in Australia is looking a bit shakier. It's one of the most popular sports for kids to play, but it's also one of the most expensive, and that's pricing some kids out of the game.

Behind The News Specials
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Behind The News Specials: Health Science

ABC August 7, 2013

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Health and science often go hand in hand. In this BtN Special we see how the medical marvels in the laboratory affect the lives of everyday people. Science fiction is becoming ...

Health and science often go hand in hand. In this BtN Special we see how the medical marvels in the laboratory affect the lives of everyday people. Science fiction is becoming science fact with scientists now making some human organs in the lab. And cloning is not just about copying animals. It's becoming an important therapy in the treatment of medical conditions. Antibiotics are the miracle cure for the treatment of infections but is their magic under threat from overuse?

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 15/06/2010

ABC June 15, 2010

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Afghanistan Two more Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. This story profiles the war-torn country and Kirsty helps answer a couple of big questions: What is ...

Afghanistan Two more Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. This story profiles the war-torn country and Kirsty helps answer a couple of big questions: What is this war about and why are Australians there? Resource Tax It seems the Federal Government and the mining companies aren't best friends at the moment. A new tax on their profits might be the reason! Sarah digs around to find out what the Government wants to do and why companies are so upset. It might even affect you! AFL Recruits Big bucks are changing hands to lure high-profile League players to fledgling AFL teams. But are they worth the money and is it fair on the other teams? Nathan looks at the whys and wherefores of changing codes. 3D Television After 50-years of staring at the box in the corner. manufacturers and broadcasters are now tempting us with 3D television. So what's all the fuss about and how can you get life-like action on a flat screen. Sarah slips into the next dimension to find out. NZ Volcano Recently a volcano in Iceland has been hogging the headlines, but a volcano in New Zealand is destined to do some damage of its own. Mt. Ruapehu is NZ's most active volcano, producing killer eruptions more terrifying than lava flows. Marija introduces us to deadly 'lahar' and investigates the science of predicting the next eruption.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 5/04/2011

ABC April 5, 2011

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PARTY POLITICS The Federal election was close... and now things are split at the state level too with each party having 3 state Premiers. Are Australian voters really ...

PARTY POLITICS The Federal election was close... and now things are split at the state level too with each party having 3 state Premiers. Are Australian voters really divided? Or could it be that the political parties are often so similar that it's hard to choose between them? We look at what each party was originally created to represent... and we examine why things aren't so clear cut these days. ROYAL FAMILY The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is in a few weeks. A new survey suggests that all the build-up has made the Royal family more popular in the UK. But what about in Australia? Tash looks at the pros and cons of Australia being under a monarchy. GREEN TEA Drinking green tea has for a long time been considered to be good for your health. What started as a huge industry in Asia has moved over to a small part of Australia. It's taken about a decade, but Aussie farmers reckon they could be brewing the best green tea harvest yet. Kirsty looks into how it's grown and what it does for our bodies. EASTER SYMBOLS As it's the last BtN before Easter we thought we'd take a closer look at the way Australians celebrate this holiday. For some people it's an important religious celebration...for others it's about chocolate eggs and the Easter bunny. We explain some of the meanings behind the traditions. HAND BALL You've probably played handball at school before... but did you know that there's a real sport called handball and it's even played at the Olympics. It's a big hit in Europe and it's becoming more popular over here too. We catch up with a group of young handball players and take you through some of the rules.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 7/08/2012

ABC August 7, 2012

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SPORT DOPING When a 16 year old Chinese girl won a gold medal for swimming in the Olympics it should have been a time for mass celebration. But very quickly people started to ...

SPORT DOPING When a 16 year old Chinese girl won a gold medal for swimming in the Olympics it should have been a time for mass celebration. But very quickly people started to raise questions about whether such an impressive performance would have been possible without cheating. It seems unfair, especially as there's no proof against the girl. But once again the debate about performance enhancing drugs has hit the headlines. MEDIA INTRUSION A few weeks ago a 13 year old girl was killed in a quad bike accident. It was a horrible moment for her family that was made worse by the media coverage that followed. Helicopters flew overhead recording vision and reporters drove onto the property to get photos. Is it fair for them to be going to that length to get the story? Or do the family have the right to grieve in private? KOREAN GAMERS Imagine a world where playing computer games is a national sport. That's what it's like in South Korea. The best gamers have become rich and famous and are treated like pop stars. But to get to this level of gaming takes a lot of time, effort and sacrifice. I AM ELEVEN What's it like being eleven? One Melbourne filmmaker reckons it's about the best age that you can be. She's made a film that's all about being eleven. She's talked to kids all around the world and Sarah found out what some of them had to say. RACE WALKING One event you might see at the Olympics is race walking. Walking might sound like a really easy sport but there's a lot more to race walking than you might think. We meet an up-and-coming race walker and he takes us through the rules of the sport.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: 27/03/2012

ABC March 26, 2012

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SHOCK TACTICS The use of Taser guns is in the spotlight once again. A student died at the weekend when police fired an electric stun gun at him. It's got people talking about ...

SHOCK TACTICS The use of Taser guns is in the spotlight once again. A student died at the weekend when police fired an electric stun gun at him. It's got people talking about whether Taser guns should be used at all. (Sarah) FAIR GAME? Politicians come in for some pretty ruthless abuse at times. This week the PM was teased on TV about the way she looks. In any other job this might be seen as bullying behaviour. So why are politicians seen as fair game for these kinds of hurtful attacks? LA NINA In the past few years Australians have seen the damage that too much water can do. Last year Queensland was hit by the worst floods many had ever seen, and this year floods came again to parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. That might seem kind of strange in a country that's known for being dry. Sarah went to find out where all this wet weather's come from and whether it's here to stay. HORSEBACK THERAPY Horses have provided mateship and transport to people for thousands of years. Now they're helping in some other ways too. Find out how horses are making a remarkable difference to the lives of some kids with disabilities. SPORT SCIENCE Sport science is a massive industry in Australia. But it's not just professional teams who are using science to give them an edge. We meet a school footy team as they go through altitude training ahead of the new season.

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Behind The News: 28/02/2012

ABC February 27, 2012

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TONGUE TIED Have you ever seen a politician refuse to give a straight-forward answer in an interview? It can be really frustrating to watch. So why don't they just say ...

TONGUE TIED Have you ever seen a politician refuse to give a straight-forward answer in an interview? It can be really frustrating to watch. So why don't they just say exactly what they're thinking? Well it's not just the politicians who should take the blame for this... the media plays a big part too. SCHOOL FUNDING We all know that schools and reports go hand in hand. Last week the government got its own school report looking at how it funds education in Australia. The marks weren't that good. It said heaps more needs to be spent on schools and there needs to be a better way of deciding who gets what. So how are schools funded? BAT MAN We meet a blind man who uses bat-like sonar skills to be able to 'see'. By making clicking sounds he's able to build up a picture of what's in front of him. He's become so good at it that he's holding a series of workshops with blind Australian students to improve their skills. MOVIE SOUNDS We're rolling out the red carpet and getting ready for Oscars night. But we're not doing a story about the actors... or the directors... or the wonderful camera-work. We're going to take a close look at how sound-effects are made for movies. ARCHERY KIDS For many years bows and arrows were the weapons of choice for a King's army. They were used a lot in hunting too. And the weapon was made legendary by the stories of Robin Hood. But today archery is more commonly seen as a popular sport... although the bow and arrow have changed quite a bit.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: Crash Case/Federation/Close the Gap/Dinosaurs/Golf Croquet

ABC March 17, 2014

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The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 passengers and crew has left a lot of questions. One of the main ones is how a huge jumbo can go down without anyone ...

The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 passengers and crew has left a lot of questions. One of the main ones is how a huge jumbo can go down without anyone knowing where, or why. BtN takes a look at the information available, and uncovers why there isn't more.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Name and Shame/Peace Prize/Free Range/Voyager/Banjo Girl

ABC October 14, 2013

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When kids commit crimes their identity is usually kept secret. But there are plans in Queensland to change that plus a 16 year old is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, BtN ...

When kids commit crimes their identity is usually kept secret. But there are plans in Queensland to change that plus a 16 year old is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, BtN meets her.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Bushfires/State Laws/Jaywalking/Take 3/German Dancers

ABC October 28, 2013

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It's not unusual for BtN to cover bushfire stories. But what is unusual is for us to cover such big fires so early in the bushfire season. Nathan takes a look at why the fires ...

It's not unusual for BtN to cover bushfire stories. But what is unusual is for us to cover such big fires so early in the bushfire season. Nathan takes a look at why the fires in New South Wales have been so devastating and what it looks like to fight a bushfire first hand. Plus, the equal marriage debate prompts us to discuss Federal and State laws.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: North Korea/Opinion Polls/Sport Doping/Science Kids/Shark Patrol

ABC February 11, 2013

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BtN stories include: North Korea, Opinion Polls, Sport Doping, Science Kids and Shark Patrol.

BtN stories include: North Korea, Opinion Polls, Sport Doping, Science Kids and Shark Patrol.

Behind The News
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Behind The News: Pope Resigns/Sport Cheating/Work Experience/World Challenge/Sheep Burps

ABC February 18, 2013

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BtN stories include, Pope Resigns, Sport Cheating, Work Experience, World Challenge and Sheep Burps.

BtN stories include, Pope Resigns, Sport Cheating, Work Experience, World Challenge and Sheep Burps.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 2, 2017

ABC Me May 2, 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 4, 2017

ABC Me May 4, 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 9, 2017

ABC Me May 9, 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.