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Behind the News: NSW and Victoria Bushfires/What is the Commonwealth?/Voting Age Experiment Results/Mars Class/Easter Bilbies
NSW and Victoria Bushfires/What is the Commonwealth?/Voting Age Experiment Results/Mars Class/Easter Bilbies
ABC Me  |  March 27, 2018
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NSW and Victoria Bushfires
A closer look at the bushfires that hit Victoria and New South Wales last weekend. Here's an update on where things are at now and what help is still needed.

What is the Commonwealth?
The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner and this time the Gold Coast is hosting right here in Aus! Athletes will soon be arriving from around the world. But who decides which countries are actually invited?

Voting Age Experiment Results
As voters around South Australia went to the polls for the 2018 state election, hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds were having their say as well. We told you all about it a few weeks back. But now, the results of this unique experiment are in.

Mars Class
Have you ever wanted to go to Mars? Well one group of high school kids get to go there every Thursday morning. Well, kind of.

Easter Bilbies
You probably remember seeing a lot of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and tasty bunnies in shops leading up to Easter. But did you know, there's an Easter symbol that's a little more local - the bilby. I went to meet this threatened creature and found out how buying the chocolate version can help the real thing.

NSW and Victoria Bushfires
A closer look at the bushfires that hit Victoria and New South Wales last weekend. Here's an update on where things are at now and what help is still needed.

What is the Commonwealth?
The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner and this time the Gold Coast is hosting right here in Aus! Athletes will soon be arriving from around the world. But who decides which countries are actually invited?

Voting Age Experiment Results
As voters around South Australia went to the polls for the 2018 state election, hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds were having their say as well. We told you all about it a few weeks back. But now, the results of this unique experiment are in.

Mars Class
Have you ever wanted to go to Mars? Well one group of high school kids get to go there every Thursday morning. Well, kind of.

Easter Bilbies
You probably remember seeing a lot of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and tasty bunnies in shops leading up to Easter. But did you know, there's an Easter symbol that's a little more local - the bilby. I went to meet this threatened creature and found out how buying the chocolate version can help the real thing.

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February 12, 2019

Fires and floods In the past few weeks people in different parts of Australia have been dealing with very different but very destructive natural disasters. In Tasmania bushfires have destroyed homes as well as huge areas of the native forest. Meanwhile Townsville is mopping up after major floods last week. Amelia had a look at these natural disasters and how they're affecting local kids. Extreme Weather Over the holidays we've heard a lot about extreme weather events, from the heatwaves that hit during Australia's hottest-ever January to a polar vortex which set temperatures plummeting in the US. Our new reporter, Martin, goes to find out more about the weather and whether we can expect more of this to come. Murray-Darling warning There are serious worries about the health of Australia's biggest river system - the Murray-Darling. Recently millions of fish died near the town of Menindee in NSW because of an outbreak of blue green algae caused by a lack of water flowing down the Darling. While the government blames the drought a new report from South Australia says more needs to be done to protect the rivers. Storm girl You might have seen the recent movie Storm Boy, about a kid that befriends a pelican. Well, this week we meet a real-life Storm Girl. 12-year-old rookie reporter Shalise tells us about her friendship with pelicans and the work that she's done to protect their homes. Symphony school Have you ever wondered what it takes to be part of an orchestra? A group of Australia's top young musicians have been finding out. During the holidays they took part in the Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp, making music together and learning about how to make music a career.

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