Couldn't be fairer

Australia, 1984

Film
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This is a devastating account of the Aboriginal land rights battle in Queensland. It reveals white Australians at their most beer-sodden and hypocritical. O’Rourke has captured scenes showing how racism and vulgarity, are alive and thriving in the Australian heartland! The film includes interviews by Mick Miller, chairman of the Queensland Aboriginal Land Council, with Joh Bjelke-Peterson and Russ Hinze.

Credits

producer/director

Dennis O'Rourke

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

O'Rourke and Associates Filmakers

Language

English

Duration

00:49:36:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34034

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Queensland

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Bjelke-Peterson, Joh, Sir, 1911-

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Australia

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → Australia - History

History → Bjelke-Peterson, Joh, Sir, 1911-

People → Bjelke-Peterson, Joh, Sir, 1911-

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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