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Behind The News: 26/07/2011
26/07/2011
ABC  |  July 26, 2011
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PHONE HACKING

For years journalists have snooped around trying to sniff out good stories to put in the news. But now the snooping techniques of a small group of journalists in the UK have made people very angry. It's led to a massive police investigation and has forced the closure of Britain's biggest selling newspaper.

CARBON TAX

The proposed carbon tax has turned into the biggest political issue facing Prime Minister Julia Gillard. We go beyond the jargon to try to explain what a carbon tax actually means. And we find out why it's splitting opinions.

SPACE MISSIONS

When you think of NASA, you think of astronauts and space missions. But that might be about to change. NASA has brought home its last space shuttle and announced that no more will be going up. So what does this all mean for space exploration?

POLICE HORSES

Police work can be a dangerous job, but it's not only humans who put themselves on the front line. We look at the role of police horses and find out why they're still considered to be such an effective part of policing. And what does it take to train a horse to be ready for a role with the police?

FENCING

The sport of fencing has been around for centuries and is one of the oldest sports at the Olympics. So why is it that not many people take it up? Tash takes a look at how the sport is played and meets some bright young Aussies who are making their mark.

PHONE HACKING

For years journalists have snooped around trying to sniff out good stories to put in the news. But now the snooping techniques of a small group of journalists in the UK have made people very angry. It's led to a massive police investigation and has forced the closure of Britain's biggest selling newspaper.

CARBON TAX

The proposed carbon tax has turned into the biggest political issue facing Prime Minister Julia Gillard. We go beyond the jargon to try to explain what a carbon tax actually means. And we find out why it's splitting opinions.

SPACE MISSIONS

When you think of NASA, you think of astronauts and space missions. But that might be about to change. NASA has brought home its last space shuttle and announced that no more will be going up. So what does this all mean for space exploration?

POLICE HORSES

Police work can be a dangerous job, but it's not only humans who put themselves on the front line. We look at the role of police horses and find out why they're still considered to be such an effective part of policing. And what does it take to train a horse to be ready for a role with the police?

FENCING

The sport of fencing has been around for centuries and is one of the oldest sports at the Olympics. So why is it that not many people take it up? Tash takes a look at how the sport is played and meets some bright young Aussies who are making their mark.

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