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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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March 12, 2019

Kashmir Conflict In the past few weeks there’s been some tension between two big countries: India and Pakistan. There’s been some fighting in an area that sits between the two countries known as Kashmir. It’s not the first time Kashmir’s been at the centre of conflict. This week we look at the reasons behind the trouble in Kashmir and troubled relationship between India and Pakistan. Plastic Ban Hobart has become the first capital city in the nation to ban single-use plastics, including takeaway food containers and straws. It’s something many other cities and government are looking at doing to try to stop plastic pollution which, according to a new report, is set to double in the next decade. We look at the problem of plastic pollution and the debate over plastic bans. TikTok Trouble The popular social app TikTok is in big trouble. It's just been hit with a fine for not protecting the privacy of its younger users. While you’re supposed to be 13 to use it some TikTok fans were younger than that and now many have had their accounts deleted. We look at what happened, find out why social media has age restrictions, and ask kids what they think. Antarctica Special (Part 1): Life in Antarctica BTN reporter Emma Davis has been on a journey to one of the world’s most remote and amazing places: Antarctica! She’s been meeting the people that live and work there and finding out why the frozen continent is so important to science. She’s also been trying to find out the answers to kids’ questions about Antarctica and over the next few weeks she’ll be sharing what she found. This week we’ll find out what it to get to Antarctica and what it’s like to live on Australia’s Casey Station. World’s Greatest Shave This week thousands of Australians will be taking part in a fundraiser called the World’s Greatest Shave. They’ll be shaving or colouring their hair to raise money for research into leukemia, a type of blood cancer that affects many Australians. Amongst the participants is 12-year-old Jack, the son of ABC sports presenter Paul Kennedy. He’s going to tell us why he’s taking part and why leukemia research is so important.

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March 5, 2019

Phone Ban Recently New South Wales became the first Aussie state to announce a ban on mobile phones in state primary schools. The government says it’s about keeping kids safe from online bullies and keeping them focused on their work, but not everyone agrees. Martin has a look at the mobile debate here in Australia and overseas and finds out what kids think about phones in schools. Women in Politics Next Friday is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements and promoting gender equality around the world. To mark it, BTN is going to look back at the history of women in Australian politics - from the women who fought for the right to vote to our current female leaders and efforts to attract the next generation of women to politics. Palm Oil Zoos Victoria has announced it’s going to stop selling products that sell palm oil. It’s a type of oil that’s commonly used in many things, from chocolate to soap, but many conservationists say it’s having a big impact on orangutans, whose forest homes are often cut down for palm oil plantations. Rat Island Imagine trying to rid a whole island of rat! That was the big job that a group of scientists set themselves when they travelled to a remote island in the Pacific Ocean called Reiono. Carl went along to find out about the project and learn why introduced pests are such a problem. Breakdancing There were a lot of excited break-dancers last week when it was announced that it will probably be included in the 2024 Olympics Games! Jack goes to meet some young break-dancers to find out more about what it is, where it comes from, and why it deserves to be seen as a serious sport.

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