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Behind The News: 14/05/2013
14/05/2013
ABC  |  May 14, 2013
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BUDGET

The Federal Budget is set to be announced. The big talking point this year is the large hole in the Government's finances. We have billions of dollars less than was predicted. So who made those predictions and why did they get it so wrong?

ANIMAL TESTING

When you look at most make-up products you're likely to see claims that the item hasn't been tested on animals. Recently the consumer group Choice said that some of these claims may be misleading. Nathan finds out why.

LOGGING

You probably picture Tasmania as being a pretty peaceful place. It's full of natural reserves and there aren't that many people there. But according to some, the state's been at war for years over the issue of old growth logging. So what exactly are they fighting about? And why are some politicians now saying the war is finally over?

VOLUNTEER WEEK

Meals on Wheels has been running for more than 60 years delivering food to the elderly and disabled. But the charity is warning that its future could be in danger unless it can attract more young volunteers. Nathan catches up with some of their volunteers to see what they do.

BOOK SHARING

We take a look at a fun new way of sharing books. It's called book crossing and it's growing a big following. The idea is to hide a book in a public place and leave clues on the internet so that other book lovers can find it.

BUDGET

The Federal Budget is set to be announced. The big talking point this year is the large hole in the Government's finances. We have billions of dollars less than was predicted. So who made those predictions and why did they get it so wrong?

ANIMAL TESTING

When you look at most make-up products you're likely to see claims that the item hasn't been tested on animals. Recently the consumer group Choice said that some of these claims may be misleading. Nathan finds out why.

LOGGING

You probably picture Tasmania as being a pretty peaceful place. It's full of natural reserves and there aren't that many people there. But according to some, the state's been at war for years over the issue of old growth logging. So what exactly are they fighting about? And why are some politicians now saying the war is finally over?

VOLUNTEER WEEK

Meals on Wheels has been running for more than 60 years delivering food to the elderly and disabled. But the charity is warning that its future could be in danger unless it can attract more young volunteers. Nathan catches up with some of their volunteers to see what they do.

BOOK SHARING

We take a look at a fun new way of sharing books. It's called book crossing and it's growing a big following. The idea is to hide a book in a public place and leave clues on the internet so that other book lovers can find it.

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