Behind The News Specials


Season 2017, Episode 1 (Country Kids)

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A look at the lives of kids from the country. How they get their education, live with natural disasters & how they contribute to life on a farm. There's also an amazing mural on country wheat silos featuring local students.

Season 2016, Episode 7 (Just Doing It)

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There are plenty of kids doing some pretty amazing things, including Madeleine who makes special care kits for kids with cancer, Sophie who volunteers in her spare time & Ardie, a young racer, who's winning speed races at 13!

Season 2017, Episode 5 (Refugees)

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In this BtN Special we ask what is the difference between refugees and migrants. We also look at some of the people now settled in Australia and how a country town has been revitalised since new arrivals moved there.

Season 2017, Episode 1 (Indigenous Connections)

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In this BtN Special we meet some outback kids trying to make it into an indigenous choir and we ask if an ancient Aboriginal site could be the oldest astronomical map in the world.

Season 2016, Episode 1 (Civics)

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From the Ancient Greeks who created democracy, we travel through time to learn about the history of voting & levels of government in Australia. BtN gets to the bottom of this & more to explain how Democracy works in Australia.

Season 2017, Episode 7 (Stargazing Special)

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Season 2017, Episode 7 (Stargazing Special) of Behind The News Specials was broadcast by ABC3 on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 10:31.

Season 2017, Episode 2 (Animal Ethics)

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This BtN Special looks at the moral issues around keeping animals. Should tourists be riding elephants & patting tigers if the animals aren't being treated well? And should pets only come from certain breeders & not pet shops?

Season 2017, Episode 6 (World Affairs)

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In this BtN special we're travelling beyond Australia's shores to look at what world leaders are doing to tackle the challenge of climate change. And why is air pollution such a big problem in the developing world?

Season 2017, Episode 4 (Stem Kids)

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This BtN Special takes a look at some of the kids doing pretty amazing things in the areas of science and technology. We meet some award winning young inventors with big ideas.

Season 2017, Episode 3 (Australia's Past)

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In this BtN Special we take on the biggest project ever undertaken in Australian history with the Snowy Mountain Scheme. We remember two significant wars & learn about the crucial battle of Long Tan in the Vietnam War.
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