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form y separately published work icon Neighbours 1985 Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises FremantleMedia Australia , 1985- Z1367509 1985 series - publisher film/TV

A daily television drama series set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, Neighbours chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street. The series initially revolved around three families: the Ramsays (at number 24 Ramsay Street), the Robinsons (at number 26), and the Clarkes (at number 28). The scope of the series has since broadened to include new Ramsay Street familes.

2019 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2019 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1990 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Series
1989 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Series
1988 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1987 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
form y separately published work icon Waterfront ( dir. Chris Thomson ) Australia : Generation Films Network Ten , 1984 Z1294303 1984 series - publisher film/TV

Set in the late 1920s, Waterfront begins with the Waterside Workers' Union refusing to abide by the award conditions handed down with the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration. The waterfronts of all major cities are subsequently shut down, forcing Nationalist Party Prime Minister Stanley Bruce to authorise legislation that permits the employment of non-union labour on the wharves. When the shipping companies take advantage of this law and hire newly arrived Italian immigrants desperate for work, the 'scabs' face bitter resentment from the union as well as shameful and overt racial intimidation and abuse. The ruse of 'free labourers' ultimately works in all the capital cities except Melbourne, where the union executive is strong and determined. Not only are the bosses determined to ride the storm out, but the union comes under increasing hostility from other sections of the community: the strike's consequences extend into neighbouring industries, which, starved of raw materials and export passages, are forced to make redundancies.

The mini-series delves deeply into the issues of eviction, poverty, and racism, while also exploring the political fall-out, where the Victorian State Labor Government (which has a paper-thin majority) is put in the unenviable position of having to support the unions, its political base. Taking advantage of this dilemma, the opposition party eventually introduces a motion of no-confidence in the government and courts the patrician Governor-General. This ultimately leads to the dismissal of the incumbent government.

1985 winner Logie Awards Best Single Drama or Mini Series
form y separately published work icon The Dismissal ( dir. George Miller et. al. )agent Sydney Australia : Kennedy Miller Entertainment Network Ten , 1982 Z1323669 1982 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

Dramatisation of the political events leading up to the dismissal of the Whitlam government on November 11th 1975.

1984 winner Logie Awards Best Single Drama or Mini Series
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