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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4759796.htm

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This video was about why we recycle and what we can recycle.

All things in our recycling bin is made from precious resources. In the 1800s there where mills which turned recycled rags into paper by the 20’s there where waster paper collections services collecting from homes and businesses we also recycled meatal glass and fabric. From 1996 to 2015 Australian population has risen by 25% and our waste by 170% but now be recycle 58% more than ever. I now understand how important it is that we recycle. I also understand how not recycling can hurt the environment. What percent of our weekly rubbish I recycling.

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4759791.htm

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This text was about the Uluru climbing ban.

Up until the 80’s this big red rock was known as Ayres rock. It was named by Premier south Australia explores who came across it in the 1800’s it has been around longer than that. In 1985 it was officially named Uluru because it was sacred to aborigines. You used to be able to climb Uluru but now it is banned. I now understand the true history of Uluru. I also understand why we stopped climbing it.  What year did we start to climb Uluru?

Behind The News 16

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4752304.htm

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This video was about teaching changes.

Early Aussie schools where all run by the church it was not until 1849 when the first public school opened. Back then they would check student’s nails hair and teeth boys and girls had different classes and the teachers could use the cane. Now some schools are bilingual others the teacher and you don’t have to be in the same room. I now understand how schools have changed. I also understand how we teach now. How else do they teach?

Behind The News 15

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3057523.htm

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This video was about koala proofing our roads.

Sadly about 100 koalas die or are injured on north Queensland rods each year. Koalas try to cross roads because their habitat is being destroyed to make homes. The most affected area is koala cost just south of Brisbane. I now understand how this issue affects koalas. I also understand what we have to do to help. When do they aim to end this issue?

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Link to BTN:http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3586864.htm

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This video was about our school standards.

Over the past decade our country has fallen behind other countries. Australia is in since and reading and in maths. They are going to give more money to the schools who need it. I now understand why we need to change it. I also understand who made up this idea. Where did they come up with this idea?

 

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4733841.htm

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This video was about kangaroo population.

There are around 47 million kangaroos in Australia which is about 2 per person. There are too many kangaroos which is harming the environment. This is causing debate on how we can put the back to normal population. I now understand what this can do to the environment. I also understand how we can protect the environment. Why can’t they transport them?

Behind The News 12

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4420100.htm

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This video wwas about clean up Australia day.

In 1989 we had the first clean up Australia day. 40 000 people turned up that first year and it has now become the biggest community based environmental event. 2016 was the 25 anniversary on when schools pitched in to help. I now understand how important clean up Australia day is. I also understand who created clean up Australia day. Where do the most people chip in to clean up Australia?

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Link to BTN:  http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3809197.htm

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This video was about using technology before bed.

Sleep works by a part of your brain acting like a clock which detects the brightness of light. When it’s dark your brain tells another part of your body to realise melatonin which makes you sleepy if there is lighter your body reduces the amount of melatonin. it is important to sleep well so we can concentrate learn and remember. I now understand why we should not use technology before bed. I also understand how we sleep and why we need sleep. Who found out that technology interrupts our sleep?

Behind the news 10

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4455904.htm

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This video was about how and why some people need glasses.

Nearly half of all Australians need glasses or contacts. It could be because of the shape of their eyes or how much light the see too little can course you to have to where glasses or I could just be genetics. 4 out of 5 kids leaving high school need glasses. I now understand how people can come to where glasses. I also understand why people need to where glasses. Which is more common long sighted or sort sighted?     

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4704469.htm

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 This video was about a ban on plastic bags.

Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic end up in the ocean. 80% of the plastic in our ocean is plastic. Plastic bags take 1000 years to break down. I now understand why we should stop using one use plastic bags. I also understand what plastic bags do to marine animals. Have any other countries removed plastic bags?

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