Dirty Business:How Mining Made Australia

January 2015
56:44

S1 Ep3

Expired 4.0 216 x
A provocative and groundbreaking series, this is the story of mining in this country. It explores how this industry has shaped Australia in unexpected and extraordinary ways. The final episode looks at the dramatic story of the conflict between mining and land rights, and mining and environmentalism. Ironically, while it also tells how mining both destroyed and dispossessed many; it may be the best hope for the future of the First Australians. (Commissioned by SBS) (Documentary Series) (Final) ...
December 2014
55:38

S1 Ep2

Expired 3.0 152 x
A provocative and groundbreaking series, this is the story of mining in this country. Mining has always been about politics, and this second episode explores the fractious, drama-filled and utterly critical relationship between business and government and the importance of this affiliation to the nation. It illustrates how mining has been a crucible through which both the Labor movement and big business have tried to influence, infiltrate and control governments. (Commissioned by SBS) (Document...
56:17

S1 Ep1

Expired 3.0 91 x
A provocative and groundbreaking series, this is the story of mining in this country. It explores how this industry has shaped Australia in unexpected and extraordinary ways. From the Gold Rush of the 1850s to the present day, the opening episode charts the key battles and dramatic turning points in the epic struggle to share in the vast mineral wealth of Australia. As mining made Australia rich, the money changed virtually every aspect of society. (Commissioned by SBS) (Documentary Series) (Pa...
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