60 MINUTES. 06/01/1991

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For decades industrial effluent has poured into Tasmania’s Derwent river making it one of the most polluted rivers on earth. The Tasmanian government, where the green party holds the balance of power, continues to issue permits to pollute. A N M the Australian Newsprint Mills the Cadbury chocolate factory and the E Z Zinc Refinery are among the worst offenders. Effluent from Hobart also pours into the river.
Speakers: Professor Harry Bloom (University of Tasmania) Michael Lynch (Friends of the Derwent) Paul Salmon (General Manager EZ Refinery)

Jane Rutter is an Australian flautist Her repertoire encompasses classical, jazz and pop. Her image is not typical of classical musicians.

A couple whose best chance of saving their child from a rare kind of Leukemia is to have another baby, who maybe able to give a life saving transplant of bone marrow. Some critics say it’s nothing more than baby harvesting.

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Year 1991

Reference number F102558

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 60 MINUTES

Genre Television

Duration 0:53:00

Production company TV3 Network

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Credits Presenter: Louise Wallace
Reporter: Richard Carlton
Reporter: Jeff McMullen