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Behind The News: 23/10/2012
23/10/2012
ABC  |  October 22, 2012
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SECURITY COUNCIL

Australia has been lobbying to get a temporary seat on the UN security council. So why is it so important to be a part of that group? And what does the UN security council do anyway?

CYCLING FUTURE

Lance Armstrong is considered by many to be a legend in the sport of cycling, so recent accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs have rocked the sport. With so many former cyclists already confirmed as drug cheats some people are saying that the sport has lost all credibility. So how does the sport recover after such damaging publicity?

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Did you know that there's a certain set of human rights that apply to children? Universal Children's Day is this week and it's a chance to celebrate those rights. But it's also a time to think about those kids around the world who are less fortunate.

CHOOK SCIENCE

An 11 year old schoolboy has won a big science award for an experiment which he came up with in his own backyard. He set out to find out why some chickens produce big eggs and came up with a significant discovery.

LEARNING DANCE

Experts reckon learning shouldn't just be about reading, writing and arithmetic... and that kids get just as much out of learning arts like music and dance. Sarah found out why more primary schools are dancing their way to academic success.

SECURITY COUNCIL

Australia has been lobbying to get a temporary seat on the UN security council. So why is it so important to be a part of that group? And what does the UN security council do anyway?

CYCLING FUTURE

Lance Armstrong is considered by many to be a legend in the sport of cycling, so recent accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs have rocked the sport. With so many former cyclists already confirmed as drug cheats some people are saying that the sport has lost all credibility. So how does the sport recover after such damaging publicity?

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Did you know that there's a certain set of human rights that apply to children? Universal Children's Day is this week and it's a chance to celebrate those rights. But it's also a time to think about those kids around the world who are less fortunate.

CHOOK SCIENCE

An 11 year old schoolboy has won a big science award for an experiment which he came up with in his own backyard. He set out to find out why some chickens produce big eggs and came up with a significant discovery.

LEARNING DANCE

Experts reckon learning shouldn't just be about reading, writing and arithmetic... and that kids get just as much out of learning arts like music and dance. Sarah found out why more primary schools are dancing their way to academic success.

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