Wesak - also known as Vesak, Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is seen by many Buddhists to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. As part of our series on religious holidays in Australia, BTN ask a group of Buddhist kids about their religion and what Wesak means to them.
This Behind the News special is about all things international including the history behind the Berlin Wall, the protests in Hong Kong, an explanation of what makes refugees leave their country and royal families from around the world.
This Behind the News special is all about kids getting involved. Hear stories about some kids doing innovative things all across Australia such as starting a school news station and website, encouraging people to write letters and fundraising and reducing waste with worm farms. Plus, learn all about the World Peace Game championship.
Behind the News visits students at a school who are reducing waste and raising money with worm farms. Why are earthworms important? What can you put in a worm farm? What cannot be put in a worm farm? What can worm juice be used for? 51% of the profits are being donated to charity, if the students take $10 from selling worm juice, how much will be donated to charity? How much is left over for the school?
After nine years and 500 interviews, Jane Hutcheon prepares to say farewell to the program. In her final interview, Jane speaks with an Australian icon, media doyen and current chair of the ABC, Ita Buttrose.
When the Octopod breaks down, Tweak and the crew search for a missing part aboard an abandoned prototype of the ship, not realising something lives there.