DIRTY BUSINESS: HOW MINING MADE AUSTRALIA
Doco 8.30pm, SBSONE
Tonight, quite topically, the focus shifts from gold to government as Dirty Business delves into the murky world of mining and politics.
From Australia’s first government to the nation's current one, the mining industry has exerted enormous influence on every facet of politics.
Julia Gillard’s rocky relationship with Australian mining is typical of the struggles faced by prime ministers through the years. This episode will go some of the way to explaining the opposing forces at work.