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Behind The News: 9/10/2012
9/10/2012
ABC  |  October 8, 2012
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REEF WARNING

The Great Barrier Reef is known as one of the seven wonders of the natural world and it attracts lots of tourists every year. But last week there was some worrying news about the reef and its future. A report came out saying half of the reef has disappeared in the past 27 years and unless something's done half of what's left could disappear by 2022. So what's putting the reef at risk?

BALI BOMBINGS

Nearly every kid in Australia would have heard of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, but far fewer would know about a terrorist attack which happened soon after in Bali. As we come up to the 10th anniversary of this horrible event we take a look at what happened.

FIRE SEASON

It's been three years since the Black Saturday Bushfires. They were the worst the country had ever seen, killing 173 people and leaving thousands homeless. Now fire authorities are warning that this year could be another bad one for bushfires. We find out what fire authorities and ordinary people are doing to stay safe this summer.

AUSSIE INVENTIONS

Australia has always had a reputation for punching above its weight in sport. But there is another area of Aussie expertise where we have made a big impact around the world - it's inventing things. You might be surprised what amazing inventions first came from an Aussie's mind.

GREYHOUND ADOPTION

Greyhounds are known for their racing ability, but what happens when they retire from racing or don't make the cut? Well, they're often made available for adoption. We meet a family who recently adopted a greyhound as a pet.

REEF WARNING

The Great Barrier Reef is known as one of the seven wonders of the natural world and it attracts lots of tourists every year. But last week there was some worrying news about the reef and its future. A report came out saying half of the reef has disappeared in the past 27 years and unless something's done half of what's left could disappear by 2022. So what's putting the reef at risk?

BALI BOMBINGS

Nearly every kid in Australia would have heard of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, but far fewer would know about a terrorist attack which happened soon after in Bali. As we come up to the 10th anniversary of this horrible event we take a look at what happened.

FIRE SEASON

It's been three years since the Black Saturday Bushfires. They were the worst the country had ever seen, killing 173 people and leaving thousands homeless. Now fire authorities are warning that this year could be another bad one for bushfires. We find out what fire authorities and ordinary people are doing to stay safe this summer.

AUSSIE INVENTIONS

Australia has always had a reputation for punching above its weight in sport. But there is another area of Aussie expertise where we have made a big impact around the world - it's inventing things. You might be surprised what amazing inventions first came from an Aussie's mind.

GREYHOUND ADOPTION

Greyhounds are known for their racing ability, but what happens when they retire from racing or don't make the cut? Well, they're often made available for adoption. We meet a family who recently adopted a greyhound as a pet.

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