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Behind the News: May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019
ABC Me  |  May 7, 2019

Parliament Anniversary
May 9 is an important day in the history of Australian democracy. It's when Australia's first parliament was opened in Melbourne in 1901 and when Australia's old Parliament House opened in Canberra in 1927. With the federal election coming up Martin decided to travel back in time and look at the beginnings of Australia's government.

Ask Annabel Election Special (Part Two)
The second part of our election special featuring the ABC's election expert, Annabel Crabb, who's answered kids' questions about Aussie politics and how elections work.

Capital Move
One of Australia's closest neighbours could be about to get a new capital city! Indonesia's president has suggested that the government should thing about moving away from Jakarta because it's too busy, too polluted, and because it's sinking! Amelia finds out more about what's happening in Indonesia and why choosing capital cities can be a complicated business.

Jazz Festival
On Tuesday music lovers in Australia and around the world marked International Jazz Day. The celebrations are set to continue over the weekend as thousands of school kids take part in the Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier. Jack found out more about what jazz is, where it came from, and why it's still loved by people of all ages.

Young Newshounds
We meet some students from Ararat in Victoria who are keeping their town informed with their own local news service.

Parliament Anniversary
May 9 is an important day in the history of Australian democracy. It's when Australia's first parliament was opened in Melbourne in 1901 and when Australia's old Parliament House opened in Canberra in 1927. With the federal election coming up Martin decided to travel back in time and look at the beginnings of Australia's government.

Ask Annabel Election Special (Part Two)
The second part of our election special featuring the ABC's election expert, Annabel Crabb, who's answered kids' questions about Aussie politics and how elections work.

Capital Move
One of Australia's closest neighbours could be about to get a new capital city! Indonesia's president has suggested that the government should thing about moving away from Jakarta because it's too busy, too polluted, and because it's sinking! Amelia finds out more about what's happening in Indonesia and why choosing capital cities can be a complicated business.

Jazz Festival
On Tuesday music lovers in Australia and around the world marked International Jazz Day. The celebrations are set to continue over the weekend as thousands of school kids take part in the Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier. Jack found out more about what jazz is, where it came from, and why it's still loved by people of all ages.

Young Newshounds
We meet some students from Ararat in Victoria who are keeping their town informed with their own local news service.

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