Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘politicians’

23 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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ALP: Frank Forde, Election 1946 newsreel – 1946

Labor Deputy Prime Minister Frank Forde appeals to his Capricornia electorate to vote for him and Prime Minister Chifley in the September 1946 federal election.

ALP: It’s Time advertisement – 1972

This TV commercial for the 1972 Whitlam election campaign targeted elusive Labor voters – women and young people – with a catchy song and starry singers.

B

The Big Gig – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1989

There’s a rowdy beer-hall type atmosphere to this comedy-variety show, which tapped into a vibrant ‘80s live comedy scene in Melbourne.

The Book Show – Jim McClelland television program – 1991

Jim McClelland, minister in the Whitlam Government, was a good friend of John Kerr until 1975 when Kerr dismissed the Labor Government. They never spoke again.

C

Curtin television program – 2007

The Curtin telemovie is like a skilfully painted miniature: small in size and scope but, on closer examination, high on well-researched detail.

Curtin Speech: Japan Enters Second World War radio – 1941

In a broadcast to the nation, Prime Minister John Curtin announces that Australia is now at war with Japan.

D

Dad Rudd, MP feature film – 1940

Dad Rudd, MP truly signals the end of an era, the last gasp of the cycle of rural comedies featuring yokels and livestock that went back 30 years in Australian cinema.

Dame Enid Lyons: Maiden Speech radio – 1943

Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives in Australia’s federal parliament, reads her maiden speech for radio broadcast.

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.

E

The Eye of the Storm feature film – 2011

The expatriate, grown children of an ill Sydney matriarch return to her bedside with more than love on their minds.

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The Gillies Report – Series 1, Episode 4 television program – 1984

Max Gillies’ ability to capture the mannerisms of our politicians and Patrick Cook’s searingly funny scripts are this program’s great strengths.

Government Party Boards SS Lucinda historical – 1899

In this actuality footage from 1899, Queensland politicians board the paddle steamer Lucinda, moored at a wharf on the Brisbane River.

H

Harlequin feature film – 1980

Smoothly directed in widescreen, Harlequin is one of the more polished Australian films of its day and a notch above the ordinary genre film.

J

Jack Luscombe music – 1953

An oral history containing the first recorded collection of Australian folk song.

L

The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser television program – 2004

A portrait of Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983.

Life at the Top: A Week with Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser documentary – 1977

Tracks Malcolm Fraser for one week in 1977 as he goes about his prime ministerial duties in Canberra and takes trips to Kalgoorlie and Wollongong.

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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.

Monday Conference – Rhodesia or Zimbabwe television program – 1973

Out of the studio and into the community, Robert Moore interviews Senator Glen Sheil, just returned from Rhodesia, and Bishop Donal Lamont.

O

Opening of Queensland Parliament historical – 1899

This short clip shows the Queensland Governor arriving by horse-drawn carriage to open Queensland Parliament on 18 May 1899.

R

Rats in the Ranks documentary – 1996

The behind-the-scenes political wheeling and dealing in the countdown to the election of a new mayor for Sydney’s Leichhardt Council.

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Senator Dorothy Tangney: Maiden Speech radio – 1944

A recording of the first woman elected to the Australian Senate reading her maiden speech.

Stateline – The Transcontinental Dream television program – 2004

The spine of the story is Mark Bowling’s journey from Adelaide to Darwin on the historic Ghan, but what makes the story special are moments from the history of the region.

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Treaty music – 1991

Aboriginal pop song from the 1990s with a powerful political message.