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Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends training night at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club following the recent announcement by Gavin Pearce to upgrade ground facilities if re elected. This event is located in the electorate of BRADDON.  
 
ATTENDING:
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister
Mr Gavin Pearce MP, Federal Member for Braddon
Mr Drew Smith, President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Chris McKenna, Vice President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Malcolm Gory, Coach WomenÕs Super League

Picture: Jason Edwards

Bulldozer PM crashes into young soccer player

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Under-8s soccer player Luca Fauvette has become the unexpected star of the federal election campaign after his tangle with the PM on the pitch

Mark Knight cartoon on Ukraine's Eurovision win. For Kids News

Eurovision has a new winner

arts

First Ukraine took out Eurovision, now its leader Volodymyr Zelensky is the winner in cartoonist Mark Knight’s political version of the famous song contest

17/05/2022 Gabby Kanizay at the summit of Mt Everest.. Gabby is the youngest Australian female to climb both Everest and Lhotse. picture : Facebook

Aussie teen’s triumphant Everest trek

humanities

There were happy tears as Melbourne teenager Gabby Kanizay made it the top of Mt Everest after a six-week trek and became the youngest ever Australian to conquer the world’s highest peak

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Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

London Olympics 2012 - Women's 20km Race Walk in London. Australia's Beki Lee in action.
indigenous news

Olympian Beki Smith loves learning traditional Indigenous – or Yulunga – games from her eight-year-old son. You can try them too by downloading the special Yulunga games guide in this story

TikTok teaching set to trump tired English tasks

12/5/22. TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts are set to take their place on the national English school curriculum, displacing Òstale, old-fashionedÓ writing taskd - teens Macy Adamson, 14, and Inara Lang, 15 using social media on there phones and some of them recording a tiktok  Picture: Keryn Stevens
humanities

TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts might shake up the curriculum and revamp old-fashioned English tasks as digital writing looks set to join the classics in the classroom

Get our free Elections Education Kit

Kids News elections education kit - artwork
elections

Australia is off to the polls. Let’s learn more about how and why we have federal elections

Tassie girl becomes face of AFL team bid

SUN TAS.  Push for a Tasmanian AFL team with Lily Champ 10 of Launceston the star of the advertising campaign.  Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones
sport

The young star of Tasmania’s campaign for its own AFL team is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of tackling the opposition on her home turf as a future AFLW talent, not moving to the mainland

Barty: I want to inspire kids to chase their dreams

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
indigenous news

Indigenous Sport Month ambassador and retired tennis champ Ash Barty reveals her heroes and hopes for the future

Leo’s a cut above in the charity stakes

9 year old Leo Saw wants to help animals so he hopes he can raise some money by chopping off his much loved mullet. He has two dogs and wants all doggos to be safe and in warm homes so he started this fundraiser for the Lost Dogs Home. Leo prepares to chop his locks with his dog Elly.                      Picture: David Caird
humanities

Animal mad Melbourne boy Leo Saw is planning to cut off his prized mullet to raise money for the Lost Dogs’ Home

Footy ump would have been great in debate

Mark Knight political leaders debate for Kids News.
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The Great Debate between our political leaders was more like a contact sport, according to cartoonist Mark Knight. If only there had been a football umpire to pull them into line

Marilyn Monroe pop art makes a motza

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2022 a woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' during Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art press preview at Christie's New York in New York City. - An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop art visionary Andy Warhol went under the hammer for a record $195 million on May 9, 2022 at Christie's, becoming the most expensive 20th century artwork ever sold at public auction. "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn," produced in 1964 two years after the death of the glamourous Hollywood star, sold for exactly $195.04 million, including fees, in just four minutes in a crowded room at Christie's headquarters in Manhattan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)
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Screen star Marilyn Monroe’s lasting allure was the perfect match for Andy Warhol’s pop art style, with one famous portrait now the most expensive 20th century work ever sold at public auction

Turn a fast food favourite into a healthy feast

Having fun in the kitchen with Healthy Harold from LifeEd.
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Who said pizza wasn’t a health food? Certainly not Healthy Harold, who knows homemade pizza can be both delicious and nutritious. And he's got a great recipe to share. WATCH THE VIDEO

NAPLAN testing moves online

Vic kids doing NAPLAN digitally for the first time with questions also being asked based on their abilities. St John Vianneys Primary School in Parkdale has been preparing for the national online assessment to make sure it goes ahead without any tech troubles. Ren 10 (centre) sit a practice NAPLAN test with fellow year 5 students Ivy 11 and Leroy 11, (front) Thao 10 and Billy 10 (back) on laptop computers.   
Picture: David Caird
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As 1.2 million students around Australia start NAPLAN testing from Tuesday, the national assessment authority confirms extra security measures for students completing the assessment online

Monstrous megaraptor unearthed in Argentina

Life reconstruction of Maip macrothorax. Image credit: Agustín Ozán.
animals

Boasting terrifying talons, one mighty big belly and a bulky body the length of a three-storey building, this Cretaceous era Argentinian dinosaur was once the apex predator of the Andes

eSports in line for Brisbane Olympics debut

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019 Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals - Round Two  at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York City. - Fortnite rejoiced on October 15, 2019 as a new chapter began, freeing them from staring at a black hole that marked the end of the last one. "Drop into a New World Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now. Share your #FirstDrop!," Fortnite tweeted.On Sunday, an asteroid blew up the Fortnite virtual world, where users must search for weapons and other resources while eliminating other players -- all while trying to stay alive. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
sport

Competitive video gaming could be included at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games – but there are fears it will come at the cost of some iconic Australian sports

Injured flying fox spreads her wings again

Injured flying fox Werribee Open Range Zoo
animals

A broken wing is really bad news for a flying fox. But this girl is back gliding through the night thanks to life-saving surgery by vets from Werribee Open Range Zoo

Irwin family blazes digital art trail

The Irwins - Wildlife Warriors Picture: Australia Zoo
technology

No wilderness frontier is a match for the intrepid Irwin family and the new crypto universe is no exception, with the Australia Zoo wildlife conservationists launching a new digital art project

Sneaker addict gets his kicks from rare collection

Sneaker collector Michael Fan with a pair of his $1m Jordans at the Museum of Authentics exhibition in Brunswick. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
just for fun

A sneaker addiction has turned into an all-consuming passion for a Melbourne man, now hailed as having one of the top-five best collections on the planet

Chopper catches rocket … then drops it

Kids News: aerial view of the helicopter simulation of the rocket recovery, which was attempted for real on Tuesday in New Zealand. Picture: Rocket Lab
space

In scenes straight from the set of a Hollywood blockbuster, a real life helicopter crew in New Zealand has attempted to catch a falling rocket midair – and very nearly pulled it off

Primary kids on lunch box clock

Newresearch shows that parents and teachers agree primary schools are not giving students enough time to finish eating the food in their lunchbox. Pic of  Kiara, 8 and Chloe, 5. Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Picture: David Crosling
health

Schoolchildren need at least 15 minutes to eat lunch, according to new research, but most primary schools are only giving students 10 minutes to race through their lunch box

Giant jungle bridge made of glass

TOPSHOT - A young visitor makes his way across the Bach Long glass bridge in Moc Chau district in Vietnam's Son La province on April 29, 2022. - Vietnam launched a new attraction for tourists -- with a head for heights -- on April 29 with the opening of a glass-bottomed bridge suspended some 150 metres above a lush, jungle-clad gorge. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)
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A huge glass-bottomed bridge is set to bring international visitors to Vietnam after Covid, with Guinness World Records expected to confirm that the ‘white dragon’ is the biggest bridge of its kind

Covid kids can’t throw or catch

Pictured at Lilli Pilli Oval in Caringbah is Finn Thearle, Lily Thearle and Hugh Thearle.
They are looking forward to an undisrupted season winter sport that hopefully wont be affected by cover restrictions.
Picture: Richard Dobson
sport

The last two years of cancelled club sport and PE classes have left a large number of Australian children without sporting skills, as experts call for a rethink so Covid-impacted kids can catch up

Migrant population shrinks for first time in decades

New Year's Day, Multicultural Victoria. 10 kids (one each from the 10 most common nationalities in Australia). The countries are: Australia, UK, India, China, New Zealand, Italy, Vietnam, Greece, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Kids are aged from 6-15.Names so far: TAYLAH COLLINS, 11, born in the UK (London) LIAM COLLINS, 7, born in New Zealand (Auckland) VISHESH MURALI, 12, born in India LAUREN NGUYEN, 14, both parents born in VIETNAM
humanities

Australia’s migrant population has declined for the first time in 20 years amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Super koala Jagger to the rescue

Two-year-old Jagger has been bred as part of the Living Koala Genome Bank pilot project. Picture: University of Queensland
animals

Scientists are breeding super koalas with healthy genes in a conservation project to boost endangered populations along Australia’s east coast

Crocs no match in trapdoor plant quest

STALKING: Keeping an eye on us while we were fishing in the Ord River W.A.
environment

Australian researches had to trek for three days in a crocodile-infested WA river to find a rare carnivorous plant that captures its prey with a trapdoor

Beacon to send out message to aliens

Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope
space

No ordinary invitation to meet the neighbours, NASA’s new Beacon in the Galaxy signal includes plans to mark out Earth’s location for any aliens living in the Milky Way

Mercy the penguin’s second chance at life

Mercy is a little penguin rescued from Bruny Island who was brought into the Bonorong Wildlife Hospital to be treated. Picture: Bonorong Wildlife Hospital
animals

Little penguin Mercy wasn’t in a good way before he was nursed back to health by Tasmanian wildlife keepers. WATCH THE VIDEO of his recovery and heartwarming release back into the wild

Major Covid-19 rules scrapped

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA : AUGUST 21ST 2021 - Kids are expected to wear masks under the state of Victoria's strictest restrictions yet.

Frankie, 7 having her mask put on by her mum Tara, to adhere to the new COVID recommendations.

**Tara contact : 0412 650 018**

Picture : Nicki Connolly
health

Mask rules have been eased and close contact isolation scrapped in Victoria and NSW, with Queensland about to follow in rolling back Covid-19 restrictions

World’s oldest person dies at 119

This picture taken on March 9, 2019 and received by Jiji Press on April 25, 2022 shows the world's oldest person, Japanese woman Kane Tanaka who was born on January 2, 1903, and died at the age of 119 on April 19, 2022. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT
humanities

Born in 1903, married a century ago and recognised by Guinness World Records as the planet’s oldest person, Kane Tataka has passed away peacefully in her home country Japan

Australians turn out in force for Anzac Day

The 2022 ANZAC day dawn service at the Shrine of the Remembrance in Melbourne. Monday, 25 Aprils 2022. Picture: David Crosling
humanities

After two years of Covid interruptions, hundreds of thousands of Australians turned out to honour our servicemen and women at full-scale Anzac Day services and marches

What does Anzac Day mean?

WW11 Airforce Digger 94yo Vince O'Sullivan d pictured at home Friday 17th April 2020.Vince will commemorate Anzac Day from his driveway due to covid-19 restrictions. (AAP Image/Sue Graham)
history

Each year on April 25 we commemorate Anzac Day. Kids News explains how the day began, what it means and how there’ll be a return to tradition after two years of Covid-19 disruptions

The smells the world loves and hates

horizontal portrait of a seven-year-old boy reacting to a stinky smell, isolated on white background
humanities

When it comes to the smells we like and dislike, new research shows we are the same no matter where we are from. Guess what our favourite is

Bath time for rescued Tassie devil

A Tasmanian devil gets a bath after becoming covered in oil. Pic:
 Michael Eastwell.
animals

A Tasmanian devil has been given a five-star spa treatment after being rescued from an oily pit in a mechanic’s workshop. WATCH THE VIDEO

Supermarket boss has amazing toy car collection

Drakes Supermarkets John-Paul Drake with his extensive toy car collection, pictured on March 31st, 2022, at one of his Adelaide offices.
Picture: Tom Huntley
just for fun

He’s a big businessman who runs a supermarket chain, but nothing gets John-Paul Drake revved up like a toy car. Check out his amazing collection

Top dog Elmo is in full flight

Facility dog Elmo on his first day of work getting a pat from Coby, 11, and Mason, 9, from Melbourne (0406 006 001), on March 28th, 2022, at Adelaide Airport.
Picture: Tom Huntley
animals

A busy airport can be stressful, but Elmo the labrador is making the experience a whole lot easier for nervous flyers and travellers with special needs

Microchipped footies to keep AFL on the ball

MELBOURNE.  04/03/2022.  AFL. AAMI Community SeriesÉ  Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions at Marvel StadiumÉ.  Lachie Neale of the Lions  manages to keep the ball in as he runs around the boundary line chased by Bulldog Robbie McComb    . Photo by Michael Klein
sport

Footy commentator Eddie McGuire wants microchips inserted into footballs to aid umpiring decisions and keep the AFL in the game

Political leaders ready for election showdown

mark Knight cartoon on Albo's budget reply speech
civics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to call a federal election at any moment, but cartoonist Mark Knight reckons the leaders have had their fingers on the trigger for a while now

Taxis jump queue to get queen bees to hives

New service to help Queen Bees survive travel -   pictured is Chico Hazik, Silver Top with beekeeper Craig Scott in Echuca - Supplied
animals

An exclusive new chauffeur service delivers VIP levels of comfort and security to a very small but vital customer base – queen bees in need of a ride as they relocate with their hives

Footy’s best and fairest sealed with a ‘shoey’

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Emily Bates of the Lions poses for a photograph after winning the 2022 AFLW Best and Fairest award during the 2022 AFLW W Awards at Crown Palladium on April 05, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)
sport

Brisbane Lions star Emily Bates has been crowned the AFLW’s best and fairest player – and her coach has pulled out a classic ‘shoey’ to celebrate

Ibis ‘bin chicken’ to the big time?

Brisbane Ibis
sport

Worshipped by Ancient Egyptians, the ibis has been down on its luck since arriving in Australia – but all that might change after calls to make the nation’s ‘bin chicken’ an Olympic Games mascot

Aussies win Women’s World Cup

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 03: Australia celebrate winning the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia and England at Hagley Oval on April 03, 2022 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
sport

Already the undoubted cricket team of the ODI tournament, Australia toppled England in Sunday’s rewrite of the record books, finally hoisting the Women’s World Cup trophy aloft

Baby squirrel monkeys for Taronga

DAILY TELEGRAPH - 29 MARCH, 2022. EMBARGOED UNTIL FRIDAY 1ST APRIL - SPEAK TO DAILY TELEGRAPH PICTURE DESK BEFORE USE. 
Taronga Zoo welcome the birth of six baby Squirrel Monkeys bringing their collection of the primate species to 24. Picture: Toby Zerna
animals

Monkey mania has landed at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with the birth of six highly sociable little squirrel monkeys, taking the total number of these critically endangered residents to 24

Saturn’s rings won’t hang around

Images taken by the Cassini spacecraft May 07 2004, show a wide view of the planet Saturn.  AP Pic/NASA. space planets astronomy
space

The famous rings of Saturn will eventually disappear – and scientists think they know when

Push for high school mobile phone ban

Group of kids playing video games on smart phone after school
humanities

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for a mobile phone ban at high schools so kids spend recess and lunchtime talking to each other

Flying dino had two tummies

illustration of a pterosaur. Source: Shutterstock
animals

New pterosaur fossils from the Late Jurassic period suggest these flying predators had two stomachs, great for digesting unlucky prey they gobbled in one gulp

New law bans homework in Australia

Funny kids classmates with backpacks jumping on blue background from happiness on first school day, raising hands up with exercise books, boys and girls excited to be back at school after vacation
just for fun

A nationwide ban on homework for Aussie kids is news worth celebrating … or is it?

Aussie kids get D- for physical activity

Kids at  Emmaus Catholic Primary School in Mt.Clear playing on unconventional play items, hay bales, poles, tyres etc. Year 3/4 get ready for action.
health

A new report card has found children and young people are failing to move enough, with just one quarter meeting physical activity guidelines

Buddy Franklin gets his ball back

Lance Franklin back at the SCG where the match ball he kicked his 1000th AFL career goal was returned to him by fan Alex Wheeler. Buddy signed a jumper, boots and ball for him and as well Alex received a five year membership from the Swans and an SCG membership for his gesture of returning the ball. Photo by Phil Hillyard (**NO ON SALES**- ©Phil Hillyard)
sport

Buddy Franklin’s 1000th goal marked a great moment in AFL history and kicked off some high drama when the Sydney Swans forward’s fabled footy went home with a fan

How vampire bats got a blood diet

Pic of the common vampire bat shows the detail of the face and nose-leaf. The bat's heat detecting system is located on the nose-leaf. Also evident are the tips of the upper incisors, the teeth used to make the feeding wound - the bat secretes the enzyme desmoteplase to stop the blood clotting.   animals bats medical
animals

Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that live on blood alone, with a low-fat, low-carb diet keeping these ‘living Draculas’ flying high in the night sky

Mystery lunar sample to share its secrets

This handout photo released by NASA shows NASA researchers opening an Apollo 17 Moon rock sample at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on February 15, 2022. - The Apollo missions to the Moon brought back to Earth a total of 2,196 lunar rock samples. But NASA has only just begun to open one of the last, collected 50 years ago. (Photo by Robert MARKOWITZ / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA / ROBERT MARKOWITZ " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
space

NASA has opened a 1972 sealed sample, taken from the lunar surface by the astronauts of Apollo 17 during the last manned mission to the moon

French fungus to the rescue of little penguins

Little penguin close up at Port Campbell National Park. Picture: Darren Donlen
animals

The CSIRO hopes a French fungus will be the answer to controlling a weed that is threatening the nesting sites of Victoria’s little penguins

Female skaters ramp up Olympic ambitions

**EMBARGOED FOR DT UNTIL MARCH 14, 2022** DAILY TELEGRAPH 10TH MARCH 2022
Pictured at Monster Skatepark at Homebush in Sydney are young girl skaters Paige Tobin 6, Addison Garner,11 and Lacey Garner, 8.
They are among droves of girls who are getting  involved in skateboarding.
Picture: Richard Dobson
sport

Girls are hitting skate parks in record numbers, some with an eye on skateboarding all the way to an Olympic Games

Look who has Australia’s healthiest lunchboxes

Australia's healthiest lunchbox for Kids News - Khalea
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The results are in. Find out who Healthy Harold has judged the owners of Australia’s healthiest lunchboxes

It’s lights out for the planet this Earth Hour

Earth Hour Logo
explainers

Millions of people around the world will switch off their lights for Earth Hour this weekend. What’s this event all about?

The party’s over but it sure was memorable

Mark Knight's cartoon on Ash Barty's shock retirement from tennis.
sport

The end of the Barty Party has left many of us feeling a bit flat, but the tennis champ knows when the time is right for her to head for the exit, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Insect wings inspire food safety solution

Debbie Polley - A colourful Dragonfly at Wook-Koo Park Lagoon (at Oakhurst near Maryborough). I think Dragonflies are beautiful.
science

Dragonfly and cicada wings act as deadly armour against bacterial attack, giving scientists an unexpected blueprint for better protecting our food

Ash Barty retires from tennis

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
sport

Australian tennis legend Ash Barty has made the stunning decision to retire from tennis at the age of 25, saying she is ‘really, really excited’ about what the future holds

Get our free Giving Education Kit

Kids News Giving Education Kit artwork
giving

Giving not only benefits those on the receiving end. Let’s learn how charity and generosity can make the world a better place with our new Giving Education Kit

Fortnite profit to fund Ukraine aid

This illustration picture shows a person logging into Epic Games' Fortnite on their smartphone in Los Angeles on August 14, 2020. - Apple and Google on August 13, 2020 pulled video game sensation Fortnite from their mobile app shops after its maker Epic Games released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP)
humanities

Epic Games to donate two weeks of proceeds from the game Fortnite to support Ukrainian relief efforts in response to the Russian invasion

Australia is off to the polls

A man puts his voting paper in the ballot box for the Australian Federal Election in Melbourne on July 2, 2016. Australia is voting in a general election which is expected to be a close race between the ruling Liberal-National coalition and the opposition Labor Party. / AFP PHOTO / Paul Crock
elections

PART 1: It’s time for a federal election. Learn about why we have elections and what they achieve

Enrol, vote and eat a democracy sausage!

Manifold Heights Primary School are among the polling booth venues hosting a Democracy Sausage event tomorrow. Pictured are school captains Koji Stanton-Lawrence and Maliha Blake. Picture: Alison Wynd
elections

PART 2: Get ready for election day, when Australians exercise their right to vote and politicians eat sausages in bread

Step inside the houses of federal parliament

Morning at the Parliament House Canberra
elections

PART 3: The business of Australia’s parliament takes place in two houses. Learn about what happens there and how parliamentarians represent Australians

Australia’s system of government

"The Coat of Arms of Australia, seen on a beige pillar at the Old Parliament House in capital Canberra."
elections

PART 4: The Constitution tells us Australia is a representative democracy. We look at what this means and how our system of government compares to others around the world

Inside Australia’s top job

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media to announce sanctions on top Russian officials following the invasion of eastern Ukraine, during a press conference in Sydney on February 23, 2022. (Photo by Steven SAPHORE / AFP)
elections

PART 5: We all want to know who will be prime minister after the federal election. Let’s look at how we choose our prime minister

Parties line up in the game of politics

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
NewsWire Photos MARCH 31, 2022: 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison with Anthony Albanese and the entire Reps chamber posed for a formal photograph before Question Time in the House of Representatives in Parliament House Canberra.
Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage
elections

PART 6: Parliament works a bit like a team sport, with teams called parties fighting to win, plus a few extra people called independents

On the election campaign trail

How to vote cards from the 2019 Federal Election.
elections

PART 7: Here’s how parties and candidates try to convince people to vote for them

When the PM visits the G-G

Governor-General David Hurley. PHOTO: Contributed
elections

PART 8: Learn about the role of the governnor-general – including why the prime minister must visit before an election – and what happens if we become a republic

Welcome to Canberra, home of democracy

"The Australian Parliament House (with Heat Wave effect) in Canberra, Australia."
elections

PART 9: Australia’s grand national capital city was a compromise that settled an argument between Melbourne and Sydney

What do elections have to do with me?

Local Sunbury College student Natasha Pedersoli is one of 120 Year 11 and 12 students selected to participate in the 21st National Schools Constitutional Convention, being held at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra
elections

PART 10: Kids can have a say, be leaders and help make a difference for the future, well before the voting age of 18

NASA’s new ‘time travel’ telescope

(FILES) In this still picture from a NASA TV broadcast, the James Webb Space Telescope separates from Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket after launching from Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. - The James Webb Space Telescope completed its two-week-long deployment phase on January 8, 2022, unfolding the final mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history, NASA said. "The final wing is now deployed," NASA said on Twitter, adding the team was now working "to latch the wing into place, a multi-hour process". (Photo by various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA TV" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
space

NASA’s cutting-edge new James Webb telescope has captured the imagination of stargazers everywhere with the magic words ‘time travel’ – but what does that really mean and how can it be?

Eiffel Tower gets a growth spurt

TOPSHOT - This photograph taken in Paris on March 15, 2022 shows a new antenna installed by a Eurocopter AS355N Ecureuil 2 at the top of the Eiffel Tower. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)
news

The Eiffel Tower was already the tallest building in Paris, but the French capital’s most recognisable structure just got even higher

World’s biggest spud is a dud

Giant potato found in New Zealand found not to be a potato afterall
just for fun

A couple who believed they’d dug up the world’s largest potato in New Zealand have had their hopes mashed after tests showed it wasn’t a potato after all

Blow to student climate activists

13-year-old protester Izzy Raj-Seppings with a placard demanding climate action outside of Kirribilli House in Sydney, Thursday, December 19, 2019. (AAP Image/Steven Saphore) NO ARCHIVING
environment

A court has thrown out a legal ruling in a climate change case brought by a group of high school students against Australia’s environment minister

Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 90

New Years Eve 2020 midnight fireworks display over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to usher in 2021. Picture: Toby Zerna
history

The iconic and beloved Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 90 on Saturday, March 19, and the NSW capital plans to party like it’s 1932

Thank goodness footy’s back!

Mark Knight cartoon on the return of the footy season for 2022
sport

The start of the AFL season this week is just the distraction we need after a bumpy start to 2022, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Two epic blobs below Earth’s surface

An artist’s impression of the collision between Earth and the object called Theia, resulting in the formation of the Moon over 4 billion years ago. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech
science

Beneath the surface of our planet lie two gigantic ‘rock blobs’ that are 100 times taller than Mount Everest and could be the remains of an alien world

Fans unite to make Warnie a knight

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on December 28, 2006, Australian spinner Shane Warne waves to the crowd after playing his last Test Match on his home ground, the MCG, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test played in Melbourne. - Australia cricket great Shane Warne, widely regarded as the greatest leg-spinner of all time, has died aged 52 according to a statement issued by his management company on March 4, 2022. Warne's management said he died in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)
sport

A constitutional change – plus bringing back knight and dame titles – could be all that’s needed to declare Aussie great Sir Shane

Olympic hero honoured after Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 05:  Cedric Dubler and Ashley Moloney of Team Australia compete in the Men's Decathlon 1500m on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
sport

Cedric Dubler’s memorable sacrifice motivating teammate Ash Moloney to a decathlon Olympic bronze medal has won a sportsmanship award

Aussie weed could be turned into space food

4/3/22 - Adelaide scientist Associate Professor Jenny Mortimer with samples of locally found Òduck weedÓ which she is studying to turn into food for the future at Waite Campus. Picture: Naomi Jellicoe
space

A native Australian weed could join the next frontier of space food as scientists look for nutrient-rich options for astronauts

Explorer’s lost ship found after 107 years

The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is pleased to confirm that the Endurance22 Expedition has located the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which has not been seen since it was crushed by the ice and sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.
history

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, hadn’t been seen since it was crushed by ice and sank in 1915 – until now

World’s best Triceratops moves in

Friends and dinosaur enthusiasts Anika Ford, 9  
and Max Preuss, 9. Triceratops reveal at Melbourne Museum. The 67 million year old fossil is the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found. Picture: Jason Edwards
animals

Dubbed the Mona Lisa of fossils, Horridus is the most complete and finely preserved Triceratops in the world. And it’s right here in Australia

Warne takes his place beside the great Bradman

Mark Knight cartoon on Shane Warne. For Kids News
news

Cartoonist Mark Knight says Shane Warne has taken his place next to Don Bradman in Australian cricket history

Scientists decode what pigs are saying

Maverick Clark on the family farm, "Splitters Farm" in Bundaberg which has welcomed a bunch of babies over summer including ducklings and a plucky piglet called "Chunky". Pics Adam Head
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Not just a pretty face, the pig is a smart, chatty animal with an emotional range communicated via vastly different grunts

Following a funnel-web’s footsteps

The Australian Reptile Park is issuing a warning to the public as recent wet weather conditions followed by hot days this Spring will create perfect conditions for funnel-web spiders to thrive. This means male funnel-webs will be leaving their burrows in search of a mate, sometimes ending up in houses or residential gardens.
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The secret life of male Sydney funnel-web spiders is being captured at night thanks to minuscule headgear the size of a grain of rice

Fly your name to the moon

KIDS NEWS: A fully functional Launch Abort System (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached launched e in July 2019. Picture: NASA/supplied
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Space fans stuck on planet Earth can now register their name and become a virtual passenger on the coming Artemis I moon mission

Celebrating our female sporting champs

MELBOURNE, JANUARY 29, 2021: Australian Open Tennis 2022. Ashleigh Barty in action against Danielle Collins during the womens singles final on Rod Laver Arena. Picture: Mark Stewart
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Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a look at eight inspirational Australian female athletes

Seals in hi-tech helmets help Antarctic study

Eight Weddell seals have been fitted with helmet devices to help Japanese researchers survey Antarctica. Picture: Nobuo Kokubun, National Institute of Polar Research
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Japanese researchers have fitted eight Weddell seals with hi-tech monitors to help survey the waters under the thick ice sheet of Antarctica

Space junk on collision course with moon

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 13, 2019 shows a view of the moon in Cannes, southern France. - A Canadian astronaut will take part in a lunar mission for the first time in 2023, as part of the NASA-led Artemis project, the minister for innovation, science and industry announced on December 16, 2020."I am proud to announce another first: Canada will join the US on the first crewed mission to the Moon since the Apollo mission," the minister, Navdeep Bains, told a press conference. (Photo by Laurent EMMANUEL / AFP)
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A chunk of an old rocket is set to leave a large crater in the moon when it hits at 9300km/h after tumbling through space for eight years

Could Daisy Pearce be AFL’s first female coach?

AFLW star Daisy Pearce - for Kids News
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AFLW star Daisy Pearce has what it takes to become the first female to coach a men’s AFL team, according to some greats of the game

PM Scott Morrison has Covid-19

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
NewsWire Photos MARCH 01, 2022: 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Peter Dutton met with the national security committee of cabinet on Ukraine and the Australian floods, and then spoke to media at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.
Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison will isolate for a week after developing a fever and testing positive to Covid-19, while it’s back to work for the Queen

Dealing with the world’s worries

Teen woman with headache holding her head in her living room during the day
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It’s normal to feel worried about all the bad news in the world right now. Childhood expert Dr Joe Tucci has some great tips for dealing with your feelings

T-rex may be three different species

An artist's impression of a tyrannosaurus imperator attacking a triceratops herd. Researchers believe the Tyrannosaurus rex might actually have been three species of dinosaur rather than one after finding differences in Tyrannosaurus leg bones and dental structures across specimens. They suggest that the larger specimens should be attributed to a new species called Tyrannosaurus imperator (tyrant lizard emperor) and the smaller, more slender specimens should be attributed to a species called Tyrannosaurus regina (tyrant lizard queen). MUST CREDIT: Gregory S Paul, 2022.
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Tyrannosaurus rex might have to make room on the dino royal throne, with experts believing there could be two more distinct species of T-rex dubbed the emperor and the queen

Red panda cubs born at Taronga

Taronga Zoo announces the birth of two Red Panda Cubs and brand-new Cub Cam. Supplied
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Cuteness levels have doubled at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with the safe arrival of a pair of red panda cubs, whose early antics are being captured and shared via CCTV

Baby ghost shark looks like an alien

New Zealand researchers found this rare baby ghost shark during a survey off the country's South Island.
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It looks like an alien from outer space and it’s almost as rare! This weird creature is a baby ghost shark, found by scientists off the coast of New Zealand

Sportsmanship makes a comeback in cricket

There was a touching act of sportsmanship in the Ireland vs Nepal game.
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Cricket fans around the world have praised a gracious act of sportsmanship that shows the spirit of cricket is alive and well. WATCH THE VIDEO

See ya later alligator!

Alligator relocated after epic downpour at the Australian Reptile Park
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Keepers had to recapture a large alligator that tried to make his escape from a NSW wildlife park during flooding rain. WATCH THE VIDEO

What it takes to be a netball pro

Olivia Lewis from Melbourne Vixens. Photo: Grant Treeby / NV
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Imagine getting paid to play your favourite sport! That’s life for new Vixens defender Oliva Lewis – but being a professional netballer takes plenty of hard work too

Why giving is good

Women hold money jar with coins on wood table , Saving for Donation Concept
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PART 1: Have you heard the saying that it is better to give than receive? It’s true in so many ways. Find out why we all win when we give

Generous Aussies give for a better world

Zoe Teahan, 9, Georgie, 6, and Annika Taylor, 9, posing at Bulimba, Brisbane 5th of January 2019.  They're selling lemonade, cookies and muffins to raise money for the Bushfire Appeal.  (AAP Image/Josh Woning)
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PART 2: Australians are a generous bunch. Most of us are happy to give a little to improve the lives of others. Find out how much we give

Some of world’s richest are also biggest givers

(FILES) In this file photo Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos addresses the audience during a keynote session at the Amazon Re:MARS conference on robotics and artificial intelligence at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 2019. - As he prepares to blast off into a new career stage, Jeff Bezos leaves an enduring legacy after transforming Amazon from a modest online bookseller into one of the world's most powerful corporations. Bezos, 57, was set to hand over the job of Amazon chief executive on July 5, 2021 to Andy Jassy and turn his attention to his private space exploration firm, philanthropy and other endeavors. He will retain a key role, however, as executive chair at the technology and e-commerce colossus he founded 27 years ago. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)
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PART 3: Philanthropists want to make the world a better place – and they’re prepared to put their money behind their vision