A new logo developed to promote Australia to the world has been criticised as confusing by advertising experts who say the wattle design looks more like a luxury perfume label
You might not have been bullied but chances are you’ve seen it happen to one of your classmates. Experts say bystanders make a choice to be part of the problem or part of the solution
June 20 is World Refugee Day. Kids News shares a film by a teenager at Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Uganda about young people making music to help stop the spread of COVID-19
Mark Knight explains the issues behind the cartoon of two Aussies sitting by this particular campfire and wonders how Australia will react to this period of self-examination
Sometimes cartoonists have to cover serious issues, such as war, famine, injustice and even death, about which it’s not appropriate or possible to make people laugh. This was one of those times
Protests — some peaceful and some violent — continue across the US and elsewhere around the world over police treatment of black people. Kids News explains why people are protesting
Australians are being invited to record their coronavirus experiences for future generations in a new campaign by the country’s postal service
When Mark Knight tuned in to watch Treasurer Josh Frydenberg talk about the economy in federal parliament, he saw him coughing uncontrollably. What was the cause?
In his weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explores the PM’s National Cabinet meeting where one leader is pulling out all the stops to protect his citizens from coronavirus
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s arrival at Botany Bay. We explore why Cook came to Australia and why some celebrate and some lament this day
Each year on April 25 we commemorate Anzac Day. Kids News explains how the day began, what it means, how it is observed and how this year’s Anzac Day will be different
In his weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explores how parents are coping — or not — with the need to support their children’s education from home
In his weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why it’s impossible to laugh off the foolish behaviour of beachgoers who break social distancing rules
Sunday update: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has limited outside gatherings to just two people and encouraged the elderly to not leave home as the nation continues to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus
In his weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew the Prime Minister and two state leaders as musicians playing to a different beat on schools closures
PM Scott Morrison has urged Australians to take social distancing seriously as he announced tough restrictions on how we live and closed non-essential businesses to slow the spread of coronavirus
A proposal to replace cancelled Anzac Day services with a massive nationwide “light salute” from the safety of Australians’ driveways is attracting huge support
For the first time in history, Australians are being told not to travel overseas and indoor gatherings of more than 100 people are banned in an effort to keep people safe from COVID-19
AFL legend Tom Harley grew up hearing bits of the story of his grandfather’s WWII escape. Now, for the first time, he’s learning the full details of an extraordinary adventure that is barely known
Half a billion women around the world can’t read and write — that’s just one of the important topics people are talking about this week to mark International Women’s Day
A Queensland boy could be being discriminated against on the basis of race because he has been told to cut his long hair for school, even though he wears it tied in a bun
How can kids be safe and kind online? Treat others and look after yourself online just as you would in real life, says KidsHelpline counsellor Hannah
US President Donald Trump has been acquitted of the charges of abusing his power and obstructing Congress, paving the way for his campaign for re-election
The World Health Organisation now officially has a name for the coronavirus that has infected more than 40,000 people around the world
This year’s bushfires prompted a bigger spike in Australian Google search queries than any other news event this decade, with floods and Cyclone Yasi also making the top-topics list
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has released the first-ever global internet rule book designed to protect people’s rights and help everyone make the internet a better place
Australian firearm owners will be able to hand in guns with no questions asked next year as part of a national gun amnesty designed to keep us safe and weapons away from criminals
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why banning dogs in Aussie pubs and bars is a backward step and a chance to draw a bar full of dogs to make his point
More than 11,000 scientists have signed a declaration warning of a climate emergency and offered six clear measures they believe could avoid “untold human suffering”
Parks Australia plans to start dismantling the world famous Uluru climb two days after it closes on October 26, despite pressure to reconsider the climbing ban
Australia’s major media organisations have taken the unprecedented step of uniting to fight for press freedoms and the public’s right to know what’s going on in this country
One man’s big plan to help Australia’s homeless people have a good night’s sleep is a step closer to becoming a reality after a trial turned an empty carpark into pop-up accommodation
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight looks at the Extinction Rebellion protests in Australia and around the world and wonders what the dinosaurs would have thought
During an official state visit with US President Donald Trump, PM Scott Morrison has revealed our new national space agency will help NASA in its mission to land on the moon and Mars
It’s 100 years this week since returned World War I soldiers starting chipping away at the cliffs with picks and shovels to create Australia’s incredible Great Ocean Road
A 12-year-old Australian boy has become the youngest person to speak at the United Nations, demanding Australia stop putting children as young as 10 in jail
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight reveals why he drew British PM Boris Johnson as a punk rocker to help explain Brexit and whether the UK should stay or go
President Joko Widodo has announced plans to move Indonesia’s capital city from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to Borneo island, known for rainforests and orang-utans
Captain James Cook’s arrival in Australia will be commemorated in a major project exploring the lasting impact it had on First Peoples, with hopes it could promote reconciliation
Australian Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris is leading the fight against a clothing company that bought the copyright to the Aboriginal flag from the artist who designed it
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight looks at why Barnaby Joyce crying poor over having to support two families was a bit rich and a cartoonist’s dream
Children and their parents on either side of a high fence at the US-Mexico border are playing and having fun together on three bright pink seesaws
UPDATED A little bronze statue of a loyal dog has been damaged, upsetting locals who regard it as an icon of Australia’s pioneering heritage. We look at the history of the Dog on the Tuckerbox
North Sydney Council has decided to ban smoking outdoors in its CBD, a move it said is about “nonsmokers claiming back the streets”. The ban has overwhelming public support
Former AFL footballer Adam Goodes’ documentary, in which he addressed bullying and racism he faced while playing, has led to expressions of strong emotion and support for the Swans star
A man and woman “annoyed” at finding their neighbours’ kids’ footballs in their backyard have begun legal action, claiming the children have ruined their “enjoyment” of their Perth home
Grunt is a local star but that hasn’t stopped the council from banning the pig from walking on a lead like a dog would around the streets where he lives
Australia’s Prime Minister and other world leaders and veterans are gathering to remember D-Day — June 6, 1944 — one of the most significant days of World War II
Scott Morrison is still the Prime Minister of Australia after his come-from-behind federal election win, which keeps the Liberal-Nationals Coalition in charge of the country
Australian Labor Party legend Bob Hawke, often described as one of Australia’s most popular prime ministers, died last night. We look at Mr Hawke's life and his legacy to our nation
The ACT could become the first state or territory of Australia to recognise in law that animals have feelings and that humans should care for their physical and mental wellbeing
On May 18 more than 16 million Australians will vote in the 2019 federal election. We’ve compiled the answers to 10 of the most common questions about what happens and why
A teenager who can’t drive a car is about to fly an aeroplane solo around Australia to try to raise $40,000 for a rural medical charity called Angel Flight
Australia is going to the polls on May 18 to elect a new government after Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially called the 2019 election
Join the global movement of hundreds of millions of people all turning off the lights as a way of working together to care for the environment
There is only one computer, bad internet access, no library, no science laboratory and drought and famine are frequent, yet Peter Tabichi’s students are achieving great things
PM Scott Morrison has promised to spend billions of dollars on high-speed rail links across Australia with the first project linking Melbourne to Geelong in 32 minutes
After an 8-4 vote by Hobart councillors, the city is set to become Australia’s first to ban single-use plastics including straws, sauce packets and cups
The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism
The Mirrar people have been granted native title rights over the Kakadu mining town of Jabiru after a 20-year fight. We look at the history of the Native Title Act in Australia
The massive machines that will tunnel under Melbourne have been named after two important Australian women who helped shape our country
Kids News is supporting #ThanksForServing: a movement to recognise the service of armed forces veterans, past and present, and the sacrifice of their families
Australians waste food to the value of $20 billion a year, yet millions of people go hungry. A new mega kitchen will help solve both big problems
Overcrowding in Australia’s biggest cities is costing the country billions of dollars. The government plans to make migrants move to regional areas as part of the solution. Is this fair?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested adding a new national day to our calendar to celebrate indigenous Australians
Students are setting aside Lego and picking up the makings of prosthetic hands in a program that helps those in need overseas. What would you make if you were an engineer?
A nine-year-old Australian girl and her school are locked in a battle about her right to sit in protest against the national anthem’s lyrics.
A 10-year-old boy’s response to learning about Australia’s drought was to find a way to help. In five weeks, he has raised more than one million dollars. What are your ideas for helping people?
The government tried to fill Australia with immigrants from the UK after World War II. Old photos of this time are a fascinating snapshot of one chapter of our history
UPDATE: Scott Morrison is Australia’s 30th Prime Minister after a dramatic week in Australian politics
It’s an unstable time in Australian politics, with another politician trying to take over as Prime Minister from Malcolm Turnbull yesterday. We’ve explained how and why the vote happened
Single-use plastics are being banned around the world. One of the latest examples is on glow sticks at an Australian Christmas lights festival. Do you agree?
Australia is growing faster than ever before, with one baby born every 102 seconds. This week we reach 25 million, much earlier than expected
NZ’s acting PM Winston Peters wants Australia to change its flag to avoid mix-ups between our countries. His suggestion? Add a big kangaroo to the design
Nine Australians were key to the success of the long and dangerous rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team from a flooded cave. Today their heroism was honoured
One newspaper story about a family in need prompted a flood of donations and tears of joy and gratitude at the many kindnesses. What could you do to help Australia’s struggling farmers?
Many schools haven’t updated their uniform rules for years. But one state is about to make schools let girls wear pants or shorts. How would you update your school’s uniform?
July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day and the 100th anniversary of his birth. We look at the life and achievements of this incredible man and how he continues to inspire others
Buyers can now read the labels on the food they buy to better understand where it was grown, made and packed. Some say the laws don’t go far enough
A new helium balloon sky ship will offer amazing bird’s eye views of Uluru for tourists when they are no longer able to climb the famous rock
Two amazing Australians visited the Queen, who awarded them for many years of service to the community. Their achievements show you’re never too young to be a leader
Australian children have shown their commitment to the environment, writing more than 50,000 letters to politicians to campaign for labelling of palm oil
Almost one million Australians can’t speak English. To push people to learn, the government wants to test residency applicants. Do you think it is important everyone can speak English?
Coles supermarkets will greatly cut the amount of food waste going to landfill to make 100 million meals for the hungry
Onlookers watched in horror as a toddler dangled from a fifth-floor balcony. Now his rescuer – nicknamed Paris Spider-Man – has become the story
As Queensland’s population hits five million, debate continues over whether a big, fast-growing Australia is best
New research shows that children dobbing on their mates could be a good thing and teach them to become responsible citizens
It’s been two years since waste warrior Justin Lang has put his rubbish bin out for collection. Find out how he reduces his waste
The Turnbull Government is putting pressure on fast food giants to tell customers where ingredients come from under a plan to help Australian farmers
International music superstar Ed Sheeran has used his local concert to send an anti-bullying message to all Australian schoolkids
Pupils learn the power of the pen after voicing their concerns to a local real estate agent over his opinion of schooling in their area
Wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has been turned into a Barbie doll to honour her as a role model for girls on International Women’s Day
PM Malcolm Turnbull has personally written to every school in Australia asking them to join the fight against bullying
US President Donald Trump wil greet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy at the White House for economic talks this weekend — but have they put last year’s clash behind them?
Australian airports are testing technology that recognises your face instead of having to carry a passport.
Victor Harbor Council in South Australia is the latest to consider banning helium balloons to help protect native and marine wildlife. Are you allowed to have them where you live?
Today marks 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s historic apology to the Stolen Generation in the Australian Parliament. But has it made a difference over the past decade?
More than 12 million Australians took part in the voluntary poll on marriage equality with 61.6 per cent voting in favour of it. But what happens next?
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