Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘government’

20 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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The 7.30 Report – Pneumococcal Vaccine television program – 2003

Every parent’s nightmare: Ella was a healthy baby left profoundly disabled after she survived pneumococcal meningitis.

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Australia Post – Joint Stamp Issue sponsored film – 1988

This program consists mainly of footage shot at the celebratory launch of the Australian–USA bicentennial stamp in Sydney’s Martin Place.

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Collingwood Community School documentary – 1975

These students would probably no longer be at school if an alternative education environment like the one they’re in didn’t exist.

The Constant Threat sponsored film – 1946

This short film promotes the importance of having a free chest x-ray, provided by the NSW Department of Public Health, to test for tuberculosis.

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The Damnation of Harvey McHugh – From Here to Maternity television program – 1994

Amid TV’s throng of lawyers, doctors and cops, public servant Harvey McHugh stands out as an unlikely small screen hero.

Darnley Islanders Pay Tribute historical – 1899

Early footage documenting a visit to the Torres Strait by the Queensland Home Secretary, the Hon. Justin FG Foxton, and his wife.

The Dismissal television program – 1983

On 11 November 1975, the Labor Prime Minister was dismissed. Great Australian drama based on actual events, produced less than a decade after they took place.

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Eyes Right sponsored film – c1950

A short public awareness film about the importance of eye health. It explains how our eyes function and how to protect them.

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Federal Capital Commission: Anti-Fly Campaign sponsored film – c1928

This public relations film explains an anti-fly campaign. It depicts a series of familiar situations in which flies are present and demonstrates acceptable methods of dealing with them.

Four Corners – The First Program television program – 1961

This interview with Olympic swimming champion John Konrads, from the first Four Corners in 1961, leaves us with a better understanding of how a great athlete’s mind works.

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The Happy Years sponsored film – c1958

This film showcases the health services provided to state school students.

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Monday Conference – PNG television program – 1971

In one of the earliest Monday Conference programs, Robert Moore moderates an interview with the impressive New Guinea politician John Guise.

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Paper City Architects short film – 2006

A stunning, Manhattan-esque metropolis made of paper is the setting for this stop-motion tale of all-too-familiar bureaucratic frustration.

Poisoned Daggers sponsored film – c1941

The evocative title lends a sense of drama to the message being conveyed: that the mosquito’s bite is a threat not just to the health of the community, but also the war effort.

Port Botany: A Planning Dilemma documentary – 1979

Tom Zubrycki developed a filmmaking style he calls ‘verite narratives’. This work represents a transition in his development as a filmmaker.

Prices and the People documentary – 1948

Prices and the People provides a working-class view of price increases, wages and mounting profits and the effects on everyday people in 1948.

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Schools for Farmers sponsored film – c1950

This short film promotes schools for farmers during vacation time at Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

Searchlight on Japan documentary – c1948

Made by Ken G Hall, Searchlight on Japan focuses on Japan under Allied occupation at the end of the Second World War.

Sewerage of a Great City: Melbourne sponsored film – c1922

By the time this sponsored documentary was made, over 166,000 homes and 70,000 people were, according to its intertitles, 'enjoying the benefits of sewerage’ in Melbourne.

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Take the Tempo from the Teeth sponsored film – 1948

An early promotional film advocating milk as a key part of a balanced diet, with teeth acting as the barometer for good health.