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ELECTION TEAM 2022 
LIBERAL BUS TOUR  18/5/2022  

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

news

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

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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
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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

Surprise! Seeds grow in moon soil

Lunar Plants Research Documentation, Tuesday May 18th, 2021. Placing a plant grown during the experiment in a vial for eventual genetic analysis. Credits: UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones
space

Brought back by Apollo astronauts, soil from the moon has stunned scientists by supporting plant growth despite billions of years of cosmic radiation and solar wind on the lunar surface

Australia ranks second for child cyber-bullying

Female student sitting on her own at school. She has a smartphone in her hand and a stressed expression on her face. generic
safe kids

With nearly one in four Aussie kids experiencing cyber-bullying, but only 20 per cent of parents aware their child is being exposed to online abuse, experts say gap must close to help combat crisis

Ban on Nazi swastika symbol

A man walks next to a logo of Nazi swastika during an anti-fascist rally outside the Court of Appeal during the testify of former MP and leader of Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on November 6, 2019, in Athens. - The 61-year-old Holocaust denier is one of nearly 70 defendants facing sentences of five to 20 years in prison. The main charge against them is participation in a criminal organisation, in addition to a host of other indictments related to murder and assault. (Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)
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Victoria has become the first state or territory in Australia to introduce a ban on the Nazi swastika, a symbol of racism and hate since World War II and the Holocaust

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

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)
arts

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

Ms Pac-Man enters Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22:  Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man cosplayers attend Comic-Con International on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
technology

An early trailblazer in the gender debate, Ms Pac-Man has chomped her way into history after popularising female video characters and proving girl gamers were ready to play

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

Bol’s belonging boost for youth

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12. 04/08/21.  Athletics Finals and Semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Australias Peter Bol in the Final of the Mens 800m.    Picture: Alex Coppel.
civics

Peter Bol became Australia’s fastest ever 800m athlete at the Tokyo Games, now the Sudanese-born sensation is racing toward a new goal: supporting troubled youths in juvenile justice centres

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

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

Could this be Twitter’s new logo?

Mark Knight Herald Sun cartoon. Elon Musk buying Twitter. 27/04/2022
humanities

Cartoonist Mark Knight reckons Twitter’s new logo could look something like this if new owner Elon Musk’s pledge to boost free speech brings Donald Trump back to the social media platform

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

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

Inside tragic final months of King Tut’s life

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs will be showing at the Melbourne Museum in 2011. King Tut.
history

Archaeologists don’t know for sure what killed Egypt’s “Boy King” Tutankhamun but a new documentary reveals his final months were probably pretty miserable

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

How to be a teen entrepreneur

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Advertiser Photos MARCH 23, 2022: St JohnÕs Grammar School students L to R Blake Tourneur & Lachlan Miegel are recent winners of the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge for HydroSoil, a soil measuring device and app, in the School Garden, Belair. Picture Emma Brasier.
humanities

More teenagers are having a go at starting their own businesses. We asked the experts for some advice on how to do it right

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

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

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

Star sighted from cosmic dawn

This image obtained from the European Space Agency on March 30, 2022, shows the star nicknamed Earendel (arrow) captured by  the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, establishing a new record by detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the Universe’s Big Bang, the most distant individual star ever seen. - The Hubble space telescope has peered back to the dawn of cosmic time and detected light from a star that existed within the first billion years after the Big Bang -- a new record, astronomers said on March 30, 2022. The newly discovered star, called "Earendel," is so far away its light has taken 12.9 billion years to reach Earth, when the Universe was seven percent its current age. "We almost didn't believe it at first, it was so much farther than the previous most distant," astronomer Brian Welch of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, lead author of a paper in Nature describing the discovery, said in a statement. The previous record holder was detected in 2018 when the universe was four billion years old. (Photo by NASA/ESA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA, ESA, B. Welch (JHU), D. Coe (STScI), A. Pagan (STScI)" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
space

Mysteries dating back to the dawn of the cosmos may be one step closer to being solved as the Hubble telescope detects a super-hot, super-bright giant star formed nearly 13 billion years ago

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

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?

A farewell Warnie would have loved

Mark Knight cartoon on Shane Warne memorial
sport

Shane Warne has a smile from ear to ear in Mark Knight’s cartoon on the cricket great’s memorial service at the MCG

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Amazon could become treeless savanna

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 22, 2021 Officials from Para State, northern Brazil, inspect a deforested area in the Amazon rain forest during surveillance in the municipality of Pacaja, 620 km from the capital Belem. - Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon set a new record for the month of February 2022, according to official data released on March 11, 2022, the latest sign of a surge in destruction under President Jair Bolsonaro. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)
environment

Lowering the Amazon Basin’s ability to withstand climate change and sustained deforestation would have worldwide impacts

No more McDonald’s for Moscow

Women walk in front of a McDonald's restaurant in central Moscow on March 9, 2022. - McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Starbucks on March 8, 2022 bowed to public pressure and suspended their operations in Russia, joining the international corporate chorus of outrage over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Several of these companies, symbols of American cultural influence in the world, have been the subject of boycott calls on social media as investors have also begun to ask questions about their presence. (Photo by AFP)
news

McDonald's is closing its doors in Russia, joining other big businesses in pulling out as a protest against the country’s invasion of Ukraine

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

Rain could last until August

DAILY TELEGRAPH. MARCH 8, 2022.

Pictured is flooding on Pittwater Road in North Manly today as Sydney is hit by another deluge of rain today. Picture: Tim Hunter.
weather

The east coast of Australia could be in for a wet, wet, wet autumn and winter as La Niña looks set to be here for the long haul

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
space

Space fans stuck on planet Earth can now register their name and become a virtual passenger on the coming Artemis I moon mission

Stonehenge mystery finally solved

Stonehenge - the famous prehistoric stone circle in Wiltshire, England

Supplied by: English Heritage / Visit Britain
history

Experts believe Stonehenge was built as an ancient solar calendar that had 10 days in a week and three weeks in a month

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
sport

Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a look at eight inspirational Australian female athletes

Tributes flow for cricket great Warnie

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Shane Warne of Australia bows to the crowd at the end of day three of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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The MCG’s largest stand is to be renamed after Shane Warne as celebrities, fellow sports stars, politicians and ordinary Australians joined in tributes to the ‘spin king’

Could Daisy Pearce be AFL’s first female coach?

AFLW star Daisy Pearce - for Kids News
sport

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

Nature and climate change make a destructive mix

Mark Knight cartoon on 'rain bomb' hitting NSW and Qld. For Kids News
weather

Mark Knight has captured the catastrophic force of the Queensland and NSW ‘rain bomb’ in his latest cartoon for Kids News

Tech exists to resurrect Tassie tiger

Professor Andrew Pask is launching a project to bring the Tassie Tiger back to life. Involves the surrogate uterus of another animal. Professor Pask holds a skull of a Tasmanian tiger and a test tube containing DNA.                      Picture: David Caird
animals

A bold plan to bring back the Tasmanian tiger in just 10 years is fuelling the scientific race to restore the lost species to life

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
health

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
humanities

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

Global warming threat to outdoor sport

Courier-Mail real estate, Home, advertising feature - Ausbuild - The Sanctuary at Warner.



Cropped portrait of cheerful little girl playing football with her family in the park on a sunny day. She is having fun while passing the ball. Family, kids and nature concept. Horizontal shot.
environment

The Australian way of life will have to change unless leaders take greater action now to address climate change

School’s out as Qld floods cause havoc

Bradman Avenue remains closed as residents prepare for more rain and heavy flooding to hit the Sunshine Coast. Making the most of it are Blake and Jack Emerson-Currell. Picture: Patrick Woods.
weather

A deadly eastern brown snake became an unlikely saviour to mice and frogs during severe flooding, as Queensland closed nearly 1000 schools and the storms headed south to northern NSW

Sportsmanship makes a comeback in cricket

There was a touching act of sportsmanship in the Ireland vs Nepal game.
sport

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

What is happening between Ukraine and Russia?

A protester holds up a poster reading "Hands Off Ukraine" and depicting the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin covered with a map of Ukraine in the colors of the Ukrainian flag during a peace demonstration in front of the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin on February 19, 2022. (Photo by STEFANIE LOOS / AFP)
explainers

The situation between Russia and Ukraine is tense and a little scary – but it helps to understand what is going on and what other leaders are doing in response

What it takes to be a netball pro

Olivia Lewis from Melbourne Vixens. Photo: Grant Treeby / NV
sport

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

Are Putin and Xi on similar paths?

Mark Knight cartoon on Russian invasion of Ukraine. For Kids News
humanities

The tough guys of international politics, Russian president Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping, share similar leadership styles and ambitions in Mark Knight’s latest cartoon

Flying reptile fossil has scientists ‘gobsmacked’

Artist's impression of the pterosaur on Skye, by Natalia Jagielska.
animals

The discovery of a Scottish pterosaur shows the flying reptile grew larger much earlier than previously thought – and long before the Cretaceous period when they had to compete with birds

Why kids are better at fighting Covid

Generic photo of happy students in their classroom wearing their school uniform
health

Children’s "innate" immune systems are better at overcoming Covid-19 than adults’ – and another factor stalling the spread in schools is really something to sing about

Queen tests positive to Covid-19

(FILES) A file Buckingham Palace handout image released on February 6, 2022, shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiling as she sits in Sandringham House in Norfolk, eastern England on February 2, 2022, released to mark the start of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Year. - Queen Elizabeth II was tested positive for Covid-19 but with "mild symptoms" according to a statement published by the royal palace on February 20, 2022. (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / BUCKINGHAM PALACE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BUCKINGHAM PALACE " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - NO DIGITAL ALTERATION ALLOWED  - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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After spending time with the Prince of Wales last week, Queen Elizabeth II has also tested positive to Covid-19 and reportedly has ‘mild, cold-like symptoms’

Marking 80 years since Darwin bombing

Darwin bombing. An Australian Wirrway plane (left) and American Kittyhawk (right) in a hanger at RAAF base near Darwin. b/w. undated photo.
/World War II /Australia - history
history

Japan’s air raid on Darwin during World War II was the first – and is still the largest – foreign attack on Australian soil 80 years on

Ukulele a dangerous weapon in PM’s hands

Mark Knight cartoon for Monday 14th of February  2022 herald Sun Newspaper
civics

Who’d have thought a ukulele could be such a dangerous weapon? Cartoonist Mark Knight says not even the Prime Minister’s security team could protect him from the damage

Bad sugar habits are harming kids

Food bans at schools. Alice, 5. Picture: Tim Carrafa
health

Sugary treats are tough to resist – but sugar is harmful once kids eat and drink more than the equivalent of six teaspoons a day. How much sugar do you consume?

Musos join push for Indigenous lessons

Australia Day Live Isaiah Firebrace
indigenous news

Singer Isaiah Firebrace’s petition for Indigenous languages and cultural lessons in schools is gaining momentum and could lead to changes in the teaching of First Nations history

Cloned Tassie tiger gets closer

Mounted thylacine specimen, thylacinus cynocephalus (Harris 1808) from Tasmania Australia positioned in front of The Earth of Sydney, mixed media sculpture, Alan Sonfist (Sydney, 1981)
animals

The Tasmanian tiger’s path back from extinction is one step closer after the successful genome mapping of its closest living relation

Our best Winter Olympics as slider takes silver

YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 12: Jaclyn Narracott of Team Australia slides during the Women's Skeleton heat 4 on day eight of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 12, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
sport

After a bone-rattling, heart-stopping slide to the finish line, Jaclyn Narracott has won silver in the skeleton, delivering Australia a fourth Winter Olympics medal for the first time in history

Teens hailed for brave surf rescue

Lachlan Larven (L), and Toby Sutton, both 14, who sprang into action to save a drowning woman's life, 300m south of the Broadway Kiosk at Glenelg on Thursday, Jan 20. The pair have been nominated for a Surf bravery award. 29 January 2022. Picture Dean Martin
civics

A training drill turned into a real-life rescue when these quick thinking teen lifesavers sprung into action to save a struggling swimmer

Happy kids get higher NAPLAN grades

08-02-2022 Naplan study shows that happier students produce better Naplan scores. Brisbane Girls Grammar students Wilhelmina Miller (Year 7), Holly Clark (Year 9) and Ines McKeddie (Year 7). PICTURE: Brad Fleet
humanities

A merry spring in the step might do more than extra study when it comes to improving a student’s literacy and numeracy scores

Check in at Bluey’s? Whackadoo!

EMBARGO FEB 8 2022: The iconic Heeler Family home from Australia’s very own mega-hit and award-winning kid's show, Bluey,  is being listed on Airbnb in Brisbane, Queensland. Picture:  Hannah Puechmarin
arts

Life has imitated art – with a bark – with the Heeler house from hit TV show Bluey being recreated as a weekend getaway ‘for real life’

Teen pilot lands world record

Belgian-British teenage pilot Zara Rutherford, aboard her a Shark ultralight, reacts after landing back at the end of her solo round-the-world trip in her Belgian home town of Kortrijk on January 20, 2022. - Rutherford becomes the youngest woman to fly solo round-the-world after a 52-country, five-continent flight. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)
humanities

Zara Rutherford, 19, has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, completing a 52,000km journey with stops in almost 30 countries

Gold medal win for Jakara’s mighty moguls

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 6 : Jakara Anthony of team Australia wins the gold medal during the Olympic Games 2022, Men's Ski Freestyle Moguls on February 6, 2022 in Zhangjiakou China. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Jakara Anthony dominated the women’s moguls from the start and got her fairytale finish, winning a gold medal and capping off a historic day for Australia that started with Tess Coady’s bronze

Aussies fly the flag at Winter Olympics opening

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 04: Flag bearers Brendan Kerry and Laura Peel of Team Australia carry their flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium on February 04, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Joint flag-bearers and three-time Olympians Laura Peel and Brendan Kerry led out the Aussies at a colourful but pared back Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing

Giant ‘sea dragon’ fossil found in UK

Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water August 26 2021 Matthew Power Photography www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk 07969 088655 matthew@matthewpowerphotography.co.uk @mpowerphoto
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Britain’s largest and most intact ancient ichthyosaur fossil has been found in England – and it’s estimated to be 180 million years old

Investigators shine new light on Anne Frank mystery

(FILES) A picture released in 1959 shows a portrait of Anne Frank taken in 1942.  The Jewish teenager Anne Frank and her family may have been discovered "by chance" in their secret apartment in Amsterdam, and not following a denunciation as was often suggested, the Anne Frank Museum announced on December 16, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / ANNE FRANK FONDS / -
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A team of cold case investigators believes it might have solved the mystery of who revealed the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis in World War II

Aboriginal flag ‘freed’

Melanie La Frentz, Alyssa La Frenz and Jamarley Edey from Wynnum with Aboriginal Flag, Monday, January 21, 2022 - Picture: Richard Walker
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The Australian Aboriginal flag has been made free for public use after the federal government finally settled a complicated copyright battle

How to make a happy return to school

Happy schoolchildren with face masks run from the joy of returning to school during the Covid-19 quarantine.
health

Starting a new school year can be hard, especially in Covid-19 times, so we asked meditation and mindfulness teacher Sam Snowden for her tips on coping with back to school worries

Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year

MELBOURNE.  26/01/2022. Australian Open Tennis.  Day 10. Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott with the Australian of there Year trophy at Melbourne Park this morning.     Photo by Michael Klein
humanities

Tennis champ and Paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott is the first person with a disability to win the nation’s top award. He’s well known for his sport but that’s not his only achievement

Face mask litter a major problem

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 13, 2020, Gary Stokes, founder of the environmental group Oceans Asia, poses with discarded face masks he found on a beach in the residential area of Discovery Bay on the outlying Lantau island in Hong Kong. - The surge in mask wearing during the coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a potent new threat to wildlife due to people thoughtlessly discarding the protective gear in massive quantities, environmentalists warn. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
environment

Nearly two years since the pandemic began, the world is awash in discarded single-use face masks and this chief Covid protection poses a threat to wildlife and the environment

Bird sounds set for ARIA success

The golden bowerbird  in the Wet Tropics may be under threat as the climate changes. Peter Valentine photo
animals

Endangered Australian birds could knock pop songbirds from their perch, with an album of birdsong in the running to debut in the ARIA Top 10

Australians having fewer babies than ever

### IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR CAPTION EXACTLY AS WRITTEN ###  SnapSydney 2017... New born babies front... Louis Murray Tehliwec and Imhaz Muqtadir Husain at Campbeltown Hospital in Campbelltown, NSW, Australia. 22 November, 2017. Campbelltown Hospital is having a baby boom this year due to factors including the Macarthur region's exploding population. (AAP IMAGE / Carmela Roche).
humanities

Australia’s birthrate hit a record low amid the Covid-19 pandemic last year, but one billionaire reckons we need to boost the world’s population

Covid jabs for kids by January

A child, 11, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children in Montreal, Quebec on November 24, 2021. - Today is the first day that children are allowed to receive the version of the vaccine designed for children aged 5 to 11 years old in Canada. (Photo by Andrej Ivanov / AFP)
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Primary school kids are on track to receive their first jabs before school returns next year, with the Pfizer vaccine cleared for use

Short Story Comp 2021 winners revealed

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30 2021: 
Sadie Quinn winner of the Years 5-6 category of the short story competition in Sydney. Picture: Newscorp - Daily Telegraph / Gaye Gerard
short story competition

Our Short Story Competition has unearthed some amazing new writing talent and given a past champ another chance to shine. Find out who the winners are and read their stories here

Barbados breaks from Britain and becomes republic

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - NOVEMBER 30: President of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, stands after being sworn in at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Square on November 30, 2021 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince of Wales arrived in the country ahead of its transition to a republic within the Commonwealth. This week, it formally removes Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and the current governor-general, Dame Sandra Mason, will be sworn in as president. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images)
history

Prince Charles won’t be head of state in Barbados when he succeeds Queen Elizabeth II – but he was on hand at the historic inauguration of the first president to wish the nation well

Spelling Bee champs blitz PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison hosts the winners of the Prime Minister's Spelling Bee competition Arielle Wong, 10 (year 3,4 winner), Theekshitha Karthik, 12 (year 5,6 winner), Evan Luc-Tran, 13 (year 7,8 winner) and presents them with their trophies at Parliament House on November 29, 2021. Picture: Adam Taylor
spelling bee

Third time proved a charm for winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee, who finally met the man himself after several Covid cancellations – and Kids News was there

Saving Mawson’s remote Antarctic huts

A penguin walks past Mawson's Hut at Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Mawson's Hut hadn't been entered for more than 12 months and was opened for the 100th anniversary celebrations of Douglas Mawson's landing. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING .    THE most significant monument from Australia’s Heroic age (that is what it is called...) of Antarctic exploration will be brought to Australia and be sent around NSW under a new program funded by the Turnbull government. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will today announce the first funding for the contents of Mawson’s Hut to be preserved and brought to Australia. Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison was the base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 led by Australia’s greatest polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.
history

Extreme isolation on ice awaits a team tasked with preserving Sir Douglas Mawson’s 110 year old Antarctic timber huts

Wild horses to be reined in

Brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park in Kiandra, NSW. Picture by Sean Davey.
animals

Brumby numbers will be slashed in Kosciuszko National Park in NSW under a plan to reduce environmental harms caused by wild horses

Risk plus adventure equals fun at the park

Research from Deakin Uni about the things kids, young people and oldies want from Victorian and Melbourne parks.
Kids - flying foxes and trees to climb
Teens - basketball courts and places to hang out
Oldies - places to walk and birdwatching places.
Yumi and Coco playing up a tree. Picture: Tim Carrafa
just for fun

Flying foxes, trees for climbing, swings and obstacle courses are on the park wishlist for Aussie kids, new research reveals

Great white an underwater warhorse

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEES APPLY - CONTACT info@seadragonfilms.com.au FOR ANY OTHER USE***, Underwater cinematographer Dean Spraakman captured footage of a battered looking shark off the coast of the Neptune Islands in South Australia. Picture: Sea Dragon Films
animals

Stunning images of a heavily scarred great white shark suggest a battlefield lies beneath the surface of the ocean

Should have called in an expert

Mark Knight cartoon for tuesday 23rd of November 2021 Herald Sun Newspaper
arts

Cartoonist Mark Knight reckons a teenage fangirl would have been the perfect option to pull off Channel 7’s botched interview with singing megastar Adele

Fibs all over your face

Pinocchio holding sheet of paper. ISTOCK
science

A new device for catching liars in the act has picked up facial signals that might prove to be more accurate than polygraphs

Mystery of maritime disaster solved

12/01/2009 NEWS: Artist's impression of 150 mm shell damage to the port side of HMAS Sydney. On 19 November 1941, the Royal Australian Navy Modified Leander Class light cruiser HMAS SYDNEY II, en route to Fremantle, intercepted the German raider the HSK KORMORAN about 100 nautical miles west of Steep Point off the coast of Western Australia. In the ensuing battle, HMAS SYDNEY was sunk with the loss of her entire crew of 645 men. The HSK KORMORAN was subsequently scuttled with the loss of 81 lives. Following the discovery of the wrecks of HMAS SYDNEY and HSK KORMORAN by The Finding Sydney Foundation in March 2008, the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal A.G. Houston AC, AFC, established a Commission of Inquiry, charged with the followi
history

Australia’s worst maritime tragedy created an 80-year mystery – but after 15 years of DNA testing, the Unknown Sailor has been identified at last

Russia admits space missile strike

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 07, 2011 this NASA handout image shows a close-up view of the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. - The United States said Monday it was investigating a "debris-generating event in outer space" after astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to prepare for a possible evacuation. (Photo by NASA / AFP)
space

Russia’s missile strike on one of its ageing satellites provokes outcry as debris causes concern for International Space Station

What is World Children’s Day all about?

KIDS NEWS World Children's Day UNICEF
explainers

Celebrated November 20 each year, World Children’s Day is the ideal time to think about other children, their lives and challenges. Find out about World Children’s Day and its history

Aussie codes unite against racism

RAMPANT racism at elite and junior sports events has been uncovered in ÒstartlingÓ new research. Western Bulldogs VFL footballer Reuben William is leading the push against racism in sport. Reuben is joined by Jay Knol, 7, Jackson Ramantanis, 8, Hugo Wallert, 7 and Imani, 10. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
sport

Australia’s biggest sporting codes have called time on racist conduct with new guidelines to hold offenders to account

Call for more inclusive sports terms

A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children are playing a soccer game outside on a sunny day at the park.
humanities

Whether terms like ‘sportsmanship’ and ‘man on’ are discriminatory has sparked gender debate in physical education