Up until recently, China enforced a one child policy where any family that had more than one child faced severe fines and penalties. While the law sounds crazy, it still has its defenders and even with the law finally being eradicated, many think things will stay the same because so many have gotten used to the idea. Find out the history behind this law and why it's been so controversial around the world.
Rookie reporters, Tiffany and Lily, take us along on their visit to Gallipoli and as they learn more about the battle that took place there and those who served in World War I, it offers them a deeper perspective on the importance of Remembrance Day.
By the time you turn 16, you're legally allowed to drive and some believe that if you're mature enough to be out on the road, you're old enough to be in the voting booth too. There are many different opinions on this topic among adults and, when asked, it turns out that while some teenagers would be happy with the right to vote, others aren't too keen on the idea.
This special end of year episode of Behind the News wraps up all of 2019’s big stories from Australia and around the world in politics, weather, sports and culture. Plus there is a super quiz to test your knowledge of the year’s events and some behind the scenes bloopers.
The Behind the News team updates us on the Hong Kong protests and explains what kind of democratic rights the protestors are demanding from the government. A koala hospital in Port Macquarie has raised over $1 million, Tesla unveils its new cybertruck and ancient animal mummies are put on display in Egypt. We also learn more about Venice and why it is flooding. Jack visits an indigenous school garden full of bush tucker, Leela spends some time at the South Australian hospital school and we meet a young Aussie horse rider from Cobargo who has invented the award winning safety 'rein angel'.
NSW and QLD have been dealing with deadly bushfires for more than a week now, and hundreds of schools are closed. Amelia visits some of the affected areas to find out how kids are coping. BTN’s Kids Talk survey has found that some kids are feeling tired a lot of the time, so we take a look at why sleep is important and ways kids can get a better night’s sleep. The UN’s World Television Day celebrates the powerful role television plays in helping us understand global issues and the things that matter to us. We meet an up and coming musician who sat down with one of the country’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Paul Kelly.
From iconic cultural contributions, to life-saving game-changers in science and medicine, France has been a major contributor in shaping our modern world. France gave us tools that allowed us to explore unimaginable places and helped perfect the finer things in life. We all owe France a toast to the wonderful world we live in. To celebrate these great contributions, we're going to run a thought experiment and strip them all away, leaving the world in crisis.
Albert Lin travels to the famous Machu Picchu, where LiDAR technology reveals evidence of an even older civilisation's involvement.
In this episode, we explore the changing role of the Windsors' relationship to the Commonwealth and the political upheaval in the world during the 60s and 70s. Former colonies move to independence, often bringing violence. Tours to these parts of the world are under threat and the British and other former colonial powers struggle to come to terms with a new world order and diminished power.