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Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia
Dirty Business tells the extraordinary roller coaster story of how mining made Australia - A century and a half long saga full of heroes and villains, triumph and failure, hope and despair.

Running Time: 60 mins

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American Samoa
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Sunday, 27 April 2014 at 21:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 02:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 21:00
Bangladesh
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 11:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 23:30
Bhutan
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 22:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 17:00
Brunei
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Cambodia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:00
China
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Cook Islands
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Sunday, 27 April 2014 at 22:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 03:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 22:00
East Timor
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Fiji
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
French Polynesia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Sunday, 27 April 2014 at 22:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 03:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 22:00
Guam
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 21:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 02:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 21:00
Hong Kong
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
India
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 11:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 23:00
Indonesia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:00
Japan
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Kiribati
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Laos
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:00
Macau
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Malaysia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Maldives, The
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 22:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 10:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 22:30
Marshall Islands
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Micronesia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 16:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Mongolia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Myanmar
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 17:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 17:30
Nauru
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Nepal
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:15
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:15
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 11:15
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:15
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 23:15
New Caledonia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 16:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Niue
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Sunday, 27 April 2014 at 21:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 02:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 21:00
North Korea
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Northern Marianas
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 15:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:00
Pakistan
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 22:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 10:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 22:30
Palau
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 22:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 14:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 17:00
Papua New Guinea
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 21:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 02:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 21:00
Philippines
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Samoa
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 22:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 03:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 22:00
Singapore
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Solomon Islands
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 16:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
South Korea
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Sri Lanka
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 11:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 23:00
Taiwan
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Thailand
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:00
Tokelau
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Tonga
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 21:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 02:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 21:00
Tuvalu
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Vanuatu
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 00:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 16:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 19:00
Vietnam
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 18:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 23:30
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 18:00
Wallis and Futuna
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Monday, 28 April 2014 at 20:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 01:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 17:00
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:00
Episode Descriptions: Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 1 - Money
Mining made Australia rich. This is the story of the battles to share in the incredible wealth generated by a 'boom' industry and living with the ever-present threat of 'bust'. From the gold rush of the 1850s to the present day, Money charts the key battles and dramatic turning points in the epic struggle to share in the vast mineral wealth of Australia.
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Ep 2 - Power
Mining has always been about politics. Power charts how mining has been a crucible through which both the labour movement and big business have tried to influence, infiltrate and control governments - but also how mining helped give birth to Federation and women's right to vote. Prime ministers from Billy Hughes through to Julia Gillard have, for better or worse, been locked in a rocky relationship with mining.
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