NBN Television Newsnight, 1988 (BETACAM 10)

This Newsnight tape is part of the NBN Television archive and was digitised by our first UON Communication student Tom Sinclair who undertook a WIL (work integrated learning) practicum in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab in September 2017. Many thanks to Phillip Lloyd and Barry Nancarrow (former NBN Television staff) who are digitising various forms of material from 1988, including BVU tapes, Index cards and listing items as they are appeared in the ‘Newsnight’ series footage. In total 28 taped stories from “Newsnight” current affairs and cued sheets were digitised and scanned.

00:10 – 04:23 John Church talking with Coal and Allied Representative Mr Thomson about the threat of closure of mines at West Wallsend.
04:38 – 05:09 John Church reporting on the proposal being championed by Prime Minister Bob Hawke on the repayment of Graduate fees for their education costs through a tax surcharge. Mr Bob Brown.
05:09 – 05:32 John Church reporting that a demolition worker killed when a front end loader crashed to the base of the old MBF Building.
05:34- 05:51 John Church reporting on a proposal to allow some pubs and clubs in Sydney to stay open 24hrs a day.
05:52- 06:23 John Church reporting on the State of Origin game in Sydney.
06:38- 10:28 Tom Hillsdon reporting on the National Safety Council’s relocation of Maritime Headquarters to Newcastle.

We also thank WIL students and volunteers for their contributions in digitising the NBN Television Archive.


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