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
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?
Eight politicians have been forced to resign in the dual citizenship saga affecting our Parliament. What does it all mean? VIDEO
Millions will fall silent tomorrow for Remembrance Day to commemorate those who fought and died in World War I. VIDEO
Sophia the humanoid robot has been granted Saudi Arabian citizenship during a tech conference. VIDEO
Melbourne-based food charity FareShare is opening a second kitchen in Brisbane today making it capable of cooking more than six million meals
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