The true story about the war on the Australian waterfront, when on the 7th April 1998, Chris Corrigan and the Liberal Government at the time, conspired and illegally dismissed the unionised...
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The true story about the war on the Australian waterfront, when on the 7th April 1998, Chris Corrigan and the Liberal Government at the time, conspired and illegally dismissed the unionised workforce. The series tells the story from both sides, and how the Maritime Union of Australia fought diligently to get the some 2000 sacked workers their jobs back. Written by
I only write a comment because I was so annoyed at the allegation that this was one sided on the trade union side and typical of so called ABC bias. If I have a criticism of it, it's because it's a bit "soft left" and hedges its bets each way. The bit it glosses over is about the emasculation of the union movement (the "class war" in Australia has been entirely waged by the present government, not by unions) - the laws even then were blatantly pro-employer and anti-union, and have just got worse with time. In any case I was hooked on the recreation, so just judged purely as drama it's riveting (I especially liked Morrell's portrayal of Corrigan). Even if you remember the events and don't normally watch political films you should still see it - if you don't remember or don't know much about it, even more so.
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