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Behind the News: April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019
ABC Me  |  April 9, 2019

Budget Surplus
When the federal budget was delivered last week there was a fair bit of excitement from some, who said the treasurer had found something that Australian governments haven’t found for a long time - a surplus. We find out what a surplus is, why it’s so sought-after, and whether not this government actually has its hands on one!

Car Future
The federal opposition has announced that, if it gets elected, it’ll put money into encouraging Australians to switch to electric cars. We look at the history of electric cars and why some say they’ll play a big role in the future of motoring.

Daylight Saving
Last Sunday Aussies in many states will have to adjusted their clocks as daylight saving came to an end for 2019. We look at what daylight saving is, where it comes from, and why not everyone thinks it a good idea.

Vaisakhi
On Sunday, April 14, Sikh people around the world will celebrate an important holiday called Vaisakhi. We meet some Sikh kids to find out more about the holiday and about their faith.

Bush Ballet
We find out about a program being run by the West Australian Ballet company which aims to give kids in remote places a chance to learn what it takes to be a professional dancer.

Budget Surplus
When the federal budget was delivered last week there was a fair bit of excitement from some, who said the treasurer had found something that Australian governments haven’t found for a long time - a surplus. We find out what a surplus is, why it’s so sought-after, and whether not this government actually has its hands on one!

Car Future
The federal opposition has announced that, if it gets elected, it’ll put money into encouraging Australians to switch to electric cars. We look at the history of electric cars and why some say they’ll play a big role in the future of motoring.

Daylight Saving
Last Sunday Aussies in many states will have to adjusted their clocks as daylight saving came to an end for 2019. We look at what daylight saving is, where it comes from, and why not everyone thinks it a good idea.

Vaisakhi
On Sunday, April 14, Sikh people around the world will celebrate an important holiday called Vaisakhi. We meet some Sikh kids to find out more about the holiday and about their faith.

Bush Ballet
We find out about a program being run by the West Australian Ballet company which aims to give kids in remote places a chance to learn what it takes to be a professional dancer.

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