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Behind The News: 29/11/2011
29/11/2011
ABC  |  November 28, 2011
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MINING TAX

There's been a lot of talk in the news about the government's planned mining tax. We dig deep to find out what it's really all about. And we look at the arguments for and against the plan.

ASBESTOS DANGER

There could be something dangerous lurking close to where you are sitting... and you might not even know about it. Asbestos is a deadly material that's been used in many buildings. It's safe, but it becomes potentially deadly when it's moved. Now safety campaigners are blaming TV renovation shows for encouraging people to take on DIY tasks that could put them in danger.

PASSWORD POWER

When you leave your house in the morning, do you leave your front door wide open? Of course you don't! But while we're pretty good with security at home... we're not so good when it comes to online security. A new study has found that the most common security password is... password!

CHRISTMAS TURKEYS

Eating a roast turkey is a Christmas day tradition for many people. But have you ever wondered why that tradition began? And how do turkey farmers make money at other times in the year when people are less likely to buy turkeys?

SURF LIFESAVERS

More than 44,000 Aussies volunteer to be surf lifesavers. A lot of them are kids who give up their free time to try to keep our beaches as safe as possible. We go along to a training course to find out what you need to be able to do to take part.

MINING TAX

There's been a lot of talk in the news about the government's planned mining tax. We dig deep to find out what it's really all about. And we look at the arguments for and against the plan.

ASBESTOS DANGER

There could be something dangerous lurking close to where you are sitting... and you might not even know about it. Asbestos is a deadly material that's been used in many buildings. It's safe, but it becomes potentially deadly when it's moved. Now safety campaigners are blaming TV renovation shows for encouraging people to take on DIY tasks that could put them in danger.

PASSWORD POWER

When you leave your house in the morning, do you leave your front door wide open? Of course you don't! But while we're pretty good with security at home... we're not so good when it comes to online security. A new study has found that the most common security password is... password!

CHRISTMAS TURKEYS

Eating a roast turkey is a Christmas day tradition for many people. But have you ever wondered why that tradition began? And how do turkey farmers make money at other times in the year when people are less likely to buy turkeys?

SURF LIFESAVERS

More than 44,000 Aussies volunteer to be surf lifesavers. A lot of them are kids who give up their free time to try to keep our beaches as safe as possible. We go along to a training course to find out what you need to be able to do to take part.

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