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Behind The News: 27/03/2012
27/03/2012
ABC  |  March 26, 2012
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SHOCK TACTICS

The use of Taser guns is in the spotlight once again. A student died at the weekend when police fired an electric stun gun at him. It's got people talking about whether Taser guns should be used at all. (Sarah)

FAIR GAME?

Politicians come in for some pretty ruthless abuse at times. This week the PM was teased on TV about the way she looks. In any other job this might be seen as bullying behaviour. So why are politicians seen as fair game for these kinds of hurtful attacks?

LA NINA

In the past few years Australians have seen the damage that too much water can do. Last year Queensland was hit by the worst floods many had ever seen, and this year floods came again to parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. That might seem kind of strange in a country that's known for being dry. Sarah went to find out where all this wet weather's come from and whether it's here to stay.

HORSEBACK THERAPY

Horses have provided mateship and transport to people for thousands of years. Now they're helping in some other ways too. Find out how horses are making a remarkable difference to the lives of some kids with disabilities.

SPORT SCIENCE

Sport science is a massive industry in Australia. But it's not just professional teams who are using science to give them an edge. We meet a school footy team as they go through altitude training ahead of the new season.

SHOCK TACTICS

The use of Taser guns is in the spotlight once again. A student died at the weekend when police fired an electric stun gun at him. It's got people talking about whether Taser guns should be used at all. (Sarah)

FAIR GAME?

Politicians come in for some pretty ruthless abuse at times. This week the PM was teased on TV about the way she looks. In any other job this might be seen as bullying behaviour. So why are politicians seen as fair game for these kinds of hurtful attacks?

LA NINA

In the past few years Australians have seen the damage that too much water can do. Last year Queensland was hit by the worst floods many had ever seen, and this year floods came again to parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. That might seem kind of strange in a country that's known for being dry. Sarah went to find out where all this wet weather's come from and whether it's here to stay.

HORSEBACK THERAPY

Horses have provided mateship and transport to people for thousands of years. Now they're helping in some other ways too. Find out how horses are making a remarkable difference to the lives of some kids with disabilities.

SPORT SCIENCE

Sport science is a massive industry in Australia. But it's not just professional teams who are using science to give them an edge. We meet a school footy team as they go through altitude training ahead of the new season.

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