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Governance and decision-making

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Law stick

from the documentary After Mabo (PG)

John Howard responds to the High Court’s decision on the native title of the Wik and Thayorre peoples in Wik Peoples v Queensland (1996) 141 ALR 129. News footage shows a …

MV Tampa and September 11

from the documentary Anthem: An Act of Sedition (PG)

News footage of the Norwegian freighter MV Tampa carrying over 400 rescued asylum seekers off the coast of Australia is accompanied in a split-screen by barrister Julian Burnside QC who outlines the international laws protecting …

The trauma of Bali

from the documentary Anthem: An Act of Sedition (PG)

A split-screen shows images of the Bali bombings memorial service in Canberra in October 2002 and Brian Deegan, who lost his son Josh in the bombings. As the images of the memorial service unfold on …

Uranium supply a moral obligation

from the documentary Backs to the Blast, an Australian Nuclear Story (PG)

The then South Australian Minister for Mines and Energy, Roger Goldsworthy, says that Australia has a moral obligation to supply energy to the world. Arthur Baillie, a barman from Radium Hill, recalls the days of …

Power of the atom

from the documentary Backs to the Blast, an Australian Nuclear Story (PG)

In the mid 1950s above ground atomic tests are carried out in South Australia. The bomb is dropped by aircraft and the blast is seen. Various people recall the tests including RAAF driver Ric Johnston …

A very efficient secretary

from the documentary For Love or Money (G)

This clip looks at how women were brought back into the paid workforce to fill the lower paid positions as the economy boomed in the 1960s.

Stand up, be counted

from the documentary The Foundation 1963–1977 (PG)

The activists – now elders – tell us how The Foundation played a role in the push for the 1967 referendum.

Civil administration training

from the sponsored film Jungle Road (G)

This clip outlines achievements in training of local Papua New Guineans by the Australian civil administration.

Elliott and Jessica ask for trouble

from the feature film The Killing of Angel Street (PG)

Jessica (Liz Alexander) teams up with Communist union leader Elliott (John Hargreaves) to try to stop the demolition of Angel Street. Elliott provokes a reaction from Collins (Allan Bickford), the casino operator who’s behind …

‘They’ve sacked the boss’

from the documentary The Life and Times of Margaret Whitlam (PG)

Wife of former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, Margaret Whitlam, recalls the day that the Governor-General John Kerr sacked her husband on 11 November 1975. At the end of this clip Gough Whitlam is seen on …

Coronation and procession

from the home movie Menzies RG: Our Coronation Tour (G)

This clip from a home movie, filmed by Australian Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, shows Queen Elizabeth II arriving at Westminster Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage. She alights from the carriage surrounded by her Maids …

What you need to know

from the advertisement Metric Motoring (PG)

This is one of the two television advertisements produced to facilitate the change to metric on Australian roads in July 1974.

Lionel Murphy

from the documentary Or Forever Hold Your Peace (G)

Federal Opposition shadow minister Lionel Murphy pledges his government’s opposition to the Vietnam War. He says ‘we are here to end the war in Vietnam’.

Park consultations

from the documentary Our Park (PG)

The Whites Creek Valley Park is under the jurisdiction of the Leichhardt Council in Sydney. The plans for the park have been in progress for 50 years. The council plans to demolish two houses and …

The breakthrough

from the television program Police State (PG)

Sergeant Dillon, movingly played by himself, tells the President of the Commission of Inquiry (Nick Tate) how he discovered a bottle of Chivas Regal whisky in his locker, to which he had the only key …

Inside the 38th parallel

from the documentary Pyongyang Diaries (G)

At Panmunjom, the Joint Security Area of the DMZ or Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, soldiers from both sides silently face-off against one another while tourists and journalists look on. A North Korean …

The UNCIO Assembly

from the home movie Visit of Deputy PM Forde to UN Conference (G)

This is mute footage shot in the interior of the UNCIO Assembly during the 1945 conference in San Francisco.

A man of the people

from the documentary Waterloo (PG)

Sir William McKell was a boilermaker who rose to become premier of NSW from 1941 to 1947. While premier, he started the Housing Commission that built the landmark accommodation towers in Waterloo. McKell resigned as …

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