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Behind The News: 20/11/2012
20/11/2012
ABC  |  November 19, 2012
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ROYAL COMMISSION

Over the next few weeks and months you'll probably be hearing a lot about something called a Royal Commission. The government is starting one to look into the issue of child abuse. Many are hoping that it'll bring about changes that will protect kids. So what is a Royal Commission?

HOMELESSNESS

The number of homeless people in Australia has risen. A new report says there are now more than a hundred thousand people without a home. We meet some kids trying to make a difference by helping people in need.

FLYING DENTISTS

In some of Australia's most remote communities, regular access to medical experts can be pretty hard to come by. That's why the royal flying doctors service exists. And it's also the reason why a new program has started putting dentists in the sky as well.

ANIMAL RESCUE

After a bushfire there are often animals that get injured. Sometimes they wander into people's backyards to find safety. So what should you do if you find an injured animal?

SURF LIFESAVERS

When you head down to the beach this summer you'll probably notice the surf lifesavers doing their patrols and checking that people are staying safe. It requires good fitness and swimming skills to be a top lifesaver, and in Australia we're lucky that ours are some of the best in the world. The surf life saving World Championships were held recently... so how did our young lifesavers do against kids from other countries?

ROYAL COMMISSION

Over the next few weeks and months you'll probably be hearing a lot about something called a Royal Commission. The government is starting one to look into the issue of child abuse. Many are hoping that it'll bring about changes that will protect kids. So what is a Royal Commission?

HOMELESSNESS

The number of homeless people in Australia has risen. A new report says there are now more than a hundred thousand people without a home. We meet some kids trying to make a difference by helping people in need.

FLYING DENTISTS

In some of Australia's most remote communities, regular access to medical experts can be pretty hard to come by. That's why the royal flying doctors service exists. And it's also the reason why a new program has started putting dentists in the sky as well.

ANIMAL RESCUE

After a bushfire there are often animals that get injured. Sometimes they wander into people's backyards to find safety. So what should you do if you find an injured animal?

SURF LIFESAVERS

When you head down to the beach this summer you'll probably notice the surf lifesavers doing their patrols and checking that people are staying safe. It requires good fitness and swimming skills to be a top lifesaver, and in Australia we're lucky that ours are some of the best in the world. The surf life saving World Championships were held recently... so how did our young lifesavers do against kids from other countries?

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