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Behind The News: 26/03/2013
26/03/2013
ABC  |  March 25, 2013
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LEADERSHIP MOVES

When people went to the last election many would have made a decision between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. But did you know that you actually only vote for the party - not the PM? Nathan looks into the latest leadership speculation and why it won't go away.

SYRIA KID

Can you imagine what it would be like to be a kid living in the middle of a warzone? We follow 11 year old Ibrahim as he goes about his normal life in Syria.

YEAR 7

Making the move from primary school to high school is a big step for kids. In some states high school starts in year 7 but in others it's a year later when you're in year 8. So what's the best age to make the change?

COMPUTER CODE

Lots of us use computers but not many of us actually know how they work. Some computer programmers have launched a campaign to encourage schools to teach computer coding. They reckon it's a really important skill for kids in the 21st century.

VOICE ARTISTS

We meet some of the people who provide the voices for some well known cartoon characters. So what skills do you need to be a really good voice actor?

LEADERSHIP MOVES

When people went to the last election many would have made a decision between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. But did you know that you actually only vote for the party - not the PM? Nathan looks into the latest leadership speculation and why it won't go away.

SYRIA KID

Can you imagine what it would be like to be a kid living in the middle of a warzone? We follow 11 year old Ibrahim as he goes about his normal life in Syria.

YEAR 7

Making the move from primary school to high school is a big step for kids. In some states high school starts in year 7 but in others it's a year later when you're in year 8. So what's the best age to make the change?

COMPUTER CODE

Lots of us use computers but not many of us actually know how they work. Some computer programmers have launched a campaign to encourage schools to teach computer coding. They reckon it's a really important skill for kids in the 21st century.

VOICE ARTISTS

We meet some of the people who provide the voices for some well known cartoon characters. So what skills do you need to be a really good voice actor?

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