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Behind the News: August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
ABC Me  |  August 20, 2019

Pacific Islands Forum
Last week Australia's prime minister joined leaders from around the Pacific in Tuvalu for the Pacific Islands Forum. A big focus of the meeting this year was climate change and its affect on Pacific Island countries. We find out more about why our island neighbours are particularly worried about rising seas and natural disasters.

Recycling Solution
Like many Aussie schools, students at Immanuel College in Adelaide have been working hard to recycle as much as possible. In fact, they're trying to eventually get rid of rubbish bins all together. But some have been worried their efforts are being wasted after seeing stories about Australia's recycling crisis. They investigate the problem and find out from the prime minister about some possible solutions.

Book Week 2019
Next week kids around Australia will be dressing up and celebrating their favourite stories for Book Week. We celebrate by going on a trip to the library to find out about the history of these big book depositories and how they're adapting to stay relevant in the digital future.

Spinifex Gum Choir
We meet some young members of a unique Aussie choir which has started a project that aims to give young Indigenous Australians a powerful voice.

Hyenas
Liv goes to the zoo to meet some Hyenas and finds out how keepers are trying to improve the image of these very interesting animals.

Pacific Islands Forum
Last week Australia's prime minister joined leaders from around the Pacific in Tuvalu for the Pacific Islands Forum. A big focus of the meeting this year was climate change and its affect on Pacific Island countries. We find out more about why our island neighbours are particularly worried about rising seas and natural disasters.

Recycling Solution
Like many Aussie schools, students at Immanuel College in Adelaide have been working hard to recycle as much as possible. In fact, they're trying to eventually get rid of rubbish bins all together. But some have been worried their efforts are being wasted after seeing stories about Australia's recycling crisis. They investigate the problem and find out from the prime minister about some possible solutions.

Book Week 2019
Next week kids around Australia will be dressing up and celebrating their favourite stories for Book Week. We celebrate by going on a trip to the library to find out about the history of these big book depositories and how they're adapting to stay relevant in the digital future.

Spinifex Gum Choir
We meet some young members of a unique Aussie choir which has started a project that aims to give young Indigenous Australians a powerful voice.

Hyenas
Liv goes to the zoo to meet some Hyenas and finds out how keepers are trying to improve the image of these very interesting animals.

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