Joh Bjelke Petersen

(1) The fight for your vote - film compilation from the Channel 7 archives shows how campaigning and elections has dramatically changed over the past 40 years.

(2) Part 1: The "Midday" show hosted by Ray Martin broadcast over the 9 Network in early 1987. Former Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke Peterson and his wife, Queensland Senator Lady Flo Bjelke Peterson, are interviewed. At at the time, Bjelke-Petersen had launched a campaign for the Australian Prime Ministership. He would only remain Premier of Queensland for a few months after this interview took place amid revelations of corruption unearthed by Journalist Chris Masters and the ABC "Four Corners" programme. The famous Fitzgerald Inquiry followed.

(3) Part 2: The "Midday" show hosted by Ray Martin with former Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke Peterson and Queensland Senator Lady Flo Bjelke Peterson.

(4) The former Premier of Queensland John Bjelke Peterson being lampooned by comedian, the very talented Gerry Connolly in 1990. Appearing at the Logie Awards alongside host and comedian Mark Mitchell on Friday night the 9th of March 1990 at Melbourne's Hyatt on Collins.

(5) Send up of A Current Affair's Jana Wendt interviewing Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

(6) Fitzgerald Inquiry on Qld. Government Corruption - From 1968 to 1987, Joh Bjelke-Petersen ruled over a corrupt government and police force. As Qld has a unicameral system, there is no parliamentary process to deal with government excesses. Thus corruption was allowed to run rampant for 2 decades, ruining the lives of many people. Many of these people had files kept on them by the Police Special Branch, for the crimes in the eyes of the government, of being members of trade unions, or even just writing a letter to the newspaper criticizing the government.

(7) The Bond-Joh scandal

(8) 30 years ago, the Queensland government moved to drill for oil on the Great Barrier Reef....

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