The 1949 Australian coal strike was the first time that Australian military forces were used during peacetime to break a trade union strike. The strike by 23,000 coal miners lasted for seven weeks, from 27 June 1949 to 15 August 1949, with troops being sent in by the Ben Chifley Federal Labor government to the open cut coal mines in New South Wales, The miners' federation was heavily influenced at the time by the Communist Party of Australia. Strikers holding signs “Better wages and conditions for Miners, means better wages and conditions for all workers”. The Labor government passed legislation that made it illegal to give strikers and their families financial support (including credit from shops). On 5 July, union officials were ordered to hand over union funds to the industrial registrar. On the following day, union officials were arrested and the respective union and CPA headquarters raided. Lager crowds, protesters in streets.
Also referred to as third party rights or underlying rights. The most common releases are model and property releases. They are designed to ensure that the people and owners of the property in the footage gave permission for themselves or their property to be used in a commercial context.
Do I need a release?
You are reporting for a newsworthy event or illustrating a subject of general interest.
This is editorial use
Releases are not necessary. Edit away to your hearts content.
You are helping sell or promote a product, a company, goods, services or raise money.
This is commercial use
Does the footage contain identifiable people, buildings, products, logos or works of art?
You will need to consider releases.
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