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Title Australian experience. Land of the long weekend / directed by Sue Brooks ; produced by Susan Ardill
Published Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1994
Online access available from:
Australasian Video Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary Australia was the first country in the world to institute a 40-hour working week. It was the first to say there was such a thing as a fair and reasonable wage. Conditions like these helped win Australia its reputation as the mythical land of the long weekend. Yet today, for those with work, overtime has increased and penalty rates are disappearing. The nation's population is increasingly divided between the over-worked and the under-employed. Now that Australia is more the land of the level playing field than the land of the long weekend, have we abandoned the idea of the 'fair go'?
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Hours of labor -- Australia.
Leisure -- Australia.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Ardill, Susan, producer, author
Brooks, Sue, 1953- director, author
Gillick, Kate, narrator