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Behind the News: Budget 2017 - Housing Affordability/Model Laws/War on Waste - School Waste/BTN Investigates - How does the Internet Work?/Screen It Competition
Budget 2017 - Housing Affordability/Model Laws/War on Waste - School Waste/BTN Investigates - How does the Internet Work?/Screen It Competition
ABC Me  |  May 16, 2017

Budget 2017 - Housing Affordability:
The 2017 budget has been released and one of the big talking points is the measures included to try to help people afford their first home. It a problem a lot of people have been talking about, so we'll explain how the price of a home has changed over the years and what can be done about it.

Model Laws:
In France, laws have just been introduced that make it illegal to hire unhealthily thin models. Also, ads featuring photo-shopped images there must now be clearly labelled. We take a look at what effect these changes might have and ask you if you think they would be valuable here.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active:
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Examine how identities are influenced by people and places

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing:
Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships Years 5 and 6

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities:
Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities Years 5 and 6

War on Waste - School Waste:
A school in Adelaide is on a mission to wipe out waste. So much so, they're aiming to be completely bin-less by the end of the year. We take a look at their plan and find out how you could do the same in your school too.

BTN Investigates - How does the Internet Work?:
This week on BTN Investigates, Oliver asks 'how does the internet work?' We log on to the best research, dial up some experts and link you to more internet cliches than you can handle as we net an answer to Oliver's tricky question.

Screen It Competition:
If you're a budding young film maker, animator and video game creator, this story is for you. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has just opened entries for this year's national 'Screen IT' competition. It asks school students to create and submit a short film or video game. We catch up with two schools who've just started getting their entries ready.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

The Arts / Media Arts:
Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories Years 3 and 4

Investigate and devise representations of people in their community, including themselves, through settings, ideas and story structure in images, sounds and text Years 3 and 4

Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text Years 5 and 6

Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text Years 5 and 6

Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences Years 7 and 8

Analyse how technical and symbolic elements are used in media artworks to create representations influenced by story, genre, values and points of view of particular audiences Years 7 and 8

Budget 2017 - Housing Affordability:
The 2017 budget has been released and one of the big talking points is the measures included to try to help people afford their first home. It a problem a lot of people have been talking about, so we'll explain how the price of a home has changed over the years and what can be done about it.

Model Laws:
In France, laws have just been introduced that make it illegal to hire unhealthily thin models. Also, ads featuring photo-shopped images there must now be clearly labelled. We take a look at what effect these changes might have and ask you if you think they would be valuable here.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active:
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Examine how identities are influenced by people and places

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing:
Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships Years 5 and 6

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities:
Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities Years 5 and 6

War on Waste - School Waste:
A school in Adelaide is on a mission to wipe out waste. So much so, they're aiming to be completely bin-less by the end of the year. We take a look at their plan and find out how you could do the same in your school too.

BTN Investigates - How does the Internet Work?:
This week on BTN Investigates, Oliver asks 'how does the internet work?' We log on to the best research, dial up some experts and link you to more internet cliches than you can handle as we net an answer to Oliver's tricky question.

Screen It Competition:
If you're a budding young film maker, animator and video game creator, this story is for you. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has just opened entries for this year's national 'Screen IT' competition. It asks school students to create and submit a short film or video game. We catch up with two schools who've just started getting their entries ready.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

The Arts / Media Arts:
Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories Years 3 and 4

Investigate and devise representations of people in their community, including themselves, through settings, ideas and story structure in images, sounds and text Years 3 and 4

Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text Years 5 and 6

Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text Years 5 and 6

Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences Years 7 and 8

Analyse how technical and symbolic elements are used in media artworks to create representations influenced by story, genre, values and points of view of particular audiences Years 7 and 8

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Press Freedom Recently there's been a lot of talk in the media about the media! Earlier this month the house of a News Corp journalist and the offices of the ABC were raided by the Australia Federal Police. They were investigating possible crimes that they said were committed when people gave secret information to journalists. But some say the raids are a bad thing for freedom of the press. We look at what press freedom is, why it's important and why its sometimes controversial. Aboriginal Flag Debate Last week there was some debate about the Aboriginal flag and who should be able to use it. It came after the AFL and several companies were asked to stop selling clothing with the flag on it. We look at the history of the flag and who has the right to sell its image and why. Refugee Week Thursday is World Refugee Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the millions of people who have to leave their homes because of war, persecution or disaster. We find out more about what it means to be a refugee and meet a family who came to Australia as refugees. Gender and Sport A female footy player in South Australia has been given a six-week ban after she filled in a local men's team. It got many asking whether women should be allowed to compete alongside men in Aussie Rules and other games. Bigfoot Last week there was big news about ... Bigfoot! For decades there have been stories about the famous hairy creature, and some swear they've seen it roaming around forests in the US. But last week Bigfoot was dealt a big blow when the FBI released new information about its own hunt for Sasquatch. We find out more about Bigfoot and some other mythical creatures around the world.

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