13 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
Alvin Purple feature film – 1973
Alvin Purple was hugely popular, partly because it makes fun of powerful institutions like the courts, the press, marriage and psychiatry.
Black and White feature film – 2002
The film presents both the defence’s and the prosecution’s version of what might have happened in the controversial Max Stuart case, so that there is no easy path to the truth.
Blue Murder television program – 1995
This outstanding mini-series about police corruption is memorable for the controversy surrounding its release, but it is the superlative scripting, acting and production that secure it a place in Australian television history.
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne documentary – 2008
An Australian-made documentary about celebrated crime reporter, novelist and Hollywood movie producer Dominick Dunne.
The Circuit – It’s a Long Way Home television program – 2007
A fresh look at the interaction between the court system and Aboriginal people living in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugg Boot documentary – 2006
A David and Goliath conflict over brand ownership between a small business and an American corporate giant.
The Last Wave feature film – 1977
As the weather gets worse, tax lawyer David Burton has a premonition of disaster, in which he is to play a key role.
MDA – Second Chance television program – 2005
Medical Defence Australia provide insurance and legal representation to doctors. This self-contained mini-series is from the third series of MDA.
Message Stick – Koori Court television program – 2005
The Koori Court in Victoria was set up to reduce high imprisonment rates by combining Aboriginal beliefs with the white legal system.
Phoenix – Top Quality Crims television program – 1991
Seminal procedural police drama, loosely based on the bombing of Victoria’s Russell Street Police Station in 1986.
Safety First sponsored film – c1936
This early road safety film uses drama, artwork and song to show children the correct way to behave when on the road.
SeaChange – One of the Gang television program – 1998
A high-powered city lawyer moves to a sleepy coastal town after her life implodes.
Short Changed feature film – 1985
The script is beautifully weighted so that the political context of the film does not inhibit the personal journey of the characters.