Rocking the foundations

Australia, 1985

Film
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A film that goes behind the headlines to look at the extraordinary chain of events that has made the New South Wales Builders’ Labourers’ Federation the controversial part of Australian history that it is today. It is a story about workers who began to act for themselves and make decisions about issues that affected ordinary people. Also looks at the new policies that saw women introduced into the building industry, limited tenure of office and the use of union power to assist resident action and environmental groups. Narrated by Pat Fiske. (NOTE: 16mm print is black and white.)

Credits

producer/director

Pat Fiske

production company

Australian Film Commission. Creative Development Branch

Bower Bird Films

Language

English

Duration

01:32:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34467

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmentalists

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mundey, Jack

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Urban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - History

History → Historic buildings - Australia

History → History

History → New South Wales - History

History → Trade-unions - History

People → Mundey, Jack

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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