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Behind the News: The Cabinet Files/Apology 10th Anniversary/Cryptocurrencies/Chinese New Year/Surf Classes
The Cabinet Files/Apology 10th Anniversary/Cryptocurrencies/Chinese New Year/Surf Classes
ABC Me  |  February 13, 2018
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The Cabinet Files
There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about some top secret documents called the Cabinet Files. They were found in two filing cabinets sold in a second-hand furniture store. We'll find out why the release of these documents is such a big deal. We'll also reveal how it could be illegal to do so in the future.

Apology 10th Anniversary
Today marks 10 years since Kevin Rudd said sorry to the stolen generations. We'll take a look back at the big moment and the reasons why it happened.

Cryptocurrencies: Our next 'Ask a Reporter' Topic
Cryptocurrencies have hit the mainstream following the sudden rise, then fall, of the value of bitcoin. But what actually is a cryptocurrency and how are they different to regular currencies?

Chinese New Year
Friday, February 16, marks the beginning of Chinese New Year. But you might be wondering why it's celebrated a month after the official change of year in Australia. Tune in for the answer.

Surf Classes
Recently some kids with a vision impairment in New South Wales got an awesome surfing masterclass from a record breaking Paralympian. Matt Formston wants to inspire others in a similar position - and the results speak for themselves.

The Cabinet Files
There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about some top secret documents called the Cabinet Files. They were found in two filing cabinets sold in a second-hand furniture store. We'll find out why the release of these documents is such a big deal. We'll also reveal how it could be illegal to do so in the future.

Apology 10th Anniversary
Today marks 10 years since Kevin Rudd said sorry to the stolen generations. We'll take a look back at the big moment and the reasons why it happened.

Cryptocurrencies: Our next 'Ask a Reporter' Topic
Cryptocurrencies have hit the mainstream following the sudden rise, then fall, of the value of bitcoin. But what actually is a cryptocurrency and how are they different to regular currencies?

Chinese New Year
Friday, February 16, marks the beginning of Chinese New Year. But you might be wondering why it's celebrated a month after the official change of year in Australia. Tune in for the answer.

Surf Classes
Recently some kids with a vision impairment in New South Wales got an awesome surfing masterclass from a record breaking Paralympian. Matt Formston wants to inspire others in a similar position - and the results speak for themselves.

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