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Behind the News: 1/12/2009
1/12/2009
ABC  |  December 1, 2009

Cane Toads
Cane toads are big, poisonous and ugly and they're marching across Australia. They're a growing environmental problem and for a long time scientists have been searching for a way to stop them or at least reduce their numbers. Now they might have found an answer and it's a tiny Aussie! One of our Darwin reporters, Gina, will introduce you.

Story explains about kids who go out at night searching for cane toads as part of toad buster group. Discusses how meat ants attack baby cane toads.

Indigenous Games
How many games can you play at school? Soon you might find out about a whole lot more! A program has been researching the games that Indigenous kids used to play and found lots of exciting new ones that have been forgotten over the years. Now they're being introduced to schools so Kirsty went a long to see what they were like!

Story explains about Australian Sports Commission Indigenous Games project. Talks with kids playing games.

AFI Kid
When Australia's top movie awards are handed out later this year an 11 year old kid will be walking the red carpet with all the stars. How did he get a great gig like that? Catherine meets him to find out.

Interview with 11 yo Tom Russell who is nominated of ran AFI awards. Talks about acting in movies.

2009 Remembered
What an amazing year of news! From the serious stories to Catherine being attacked by penguins - we've covered it all. Plus we've talked to kids all over the country! The team has a look back at the year that was.

Cane Toads
Cane toads are big, poisonous and ugly and they're marching across Australia. They're a growing environmental problem and for a long time scientists have been searching for a way to stop them or at least reduce their numbers. Now they might have found an answer and it's a tiny Aussie! One of our Darwin reporters, Gina, will introduce you.

Story explains about kids who go out at night searching for cane toads as part of toad buster group. Discusses how meat ants attack baby cane toads.

Indigenous Games
How many games can you play at school? Soon you might find out about a whole lot more! A program has been researching the games that Indigenous kids used to play and found lots of exciting new ones that have been forgotten over the years. Now they're being introduced to schools so Kirsty went a long to see what they were like!

Story explains about Australian Sports Commission Indigenous Games project. Talks with kids playing games.

AFI Kid
When Australia's top movie awards are handed out later this year an 11 year old kid will be walking the red carpet with all the stars. How did he get a great gig like that? Catherine meets him to find out.

Interview with 11 yo Tom Russell who is nominated of ran AFI awards. Talks about acting in movies.

2009 Remembered
What an amazing year of news! From the serious stories to Catherine being attacked by penguins - we've covered it all. Plus we've talked to kids all over the country! The team has a look back at the year that was.

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