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Behind the News: September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020
ABC Me  |  September 15, 2020

We find out how political tensions between China and Western countries are affecting the release of Disney's new film, Mulan. The Australian government says Indigenous designs are being copied in overseas factories and sold to tourists, which is robbing Australian artists of income. A recent WWF report says that koala populations in some parts of NSW have fallen by 71 percent since the Black Summer bushfires. We find out more about this iconic Aussie species. Some of Australia's top female cricketers are taking part in a new program aimed at boosting women's involvement in cricket. We meet an 11-year old from Nigeria whose bare-footed ballet moves went viral.

We find out how political tensions between China and Western countries are affecting the release of Disney's new film, Mulan. The Australian government says Indigenous designs are being copied in overseas factories and sold to tourists, which is robbing Australian artists of income. A recent WWF report says that koala populations in some parts of NSW have fallen by 71 percent since the Black Summer bushfires. We find out more about this iconic Aussie species. Some of Australia's top female cricketers are taking part in a new program aimed at boosting women's involvement in cricket. We meet an 11-year old from Nigeria whose bare-footed ballet moves went viral.

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