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    MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AND BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

    In Australia, the Police Minister of Queensland, Mr.

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    1. (FILE) MELBOURNE: GV Aboriginal protestors disrupting athletics meeting and being chased away by police (2 shots) 0.06
    2. GV BRISBANE: PAN FROM Parliament building TO Aboriginal demonstrators in street being stopped by police (3 shots) 0.29
    3. CU Aboriginal leader, Bob Weatherall, speaking to reporter 0.41
    4. SV INTERIOR Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen at news conference (2 shots) 0.53
    TRANSCRIPT FOR SHOT THREE:
    (Aboriginal representative from Research Action Group, Bob Weatherall).
    WEATHERALL: "Yeh, there's no delegation going to Libya at all, for any sort of tactics that Mr. Hinze has brought out, or that's been reported in the "Courier Mail" (Brisbane daily newspaper) today. There's nobody going over for that. We don't need to do those sort of tactics...we can sort of beat you use without that anyway."
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    EDITOR'S NOTE: A COMMENTARY FROM PAUL MICHAELS OF BTQ BRISBANE, IS AVAILABLE.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AND BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

    In Australia, the Police Minister of Queensland, Mr. Russ Hinze, has said he has evidence that six Aborigines were planning to undertake terrorist training in Libya to disrupt the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, the Queensland capital. State opposition politicians and aboriginal groups have denied the claim. The aborigines say they are going to tour African states to gain support for a black African boycott of the Games. The threat of aboriginal violence is causing concern of the Australian Federal government, as it is believed aboriginal activists could try to use the Games to draw attention to their struggle for land rights. A foretaste of possible action came in Melbourne, Victoria, earlier this year when aboriginal protestors ran on to the track during an athletics meeting, injuring two black runners from the United States. Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen said at a news conference more than ample evidence existed to support the allegation of prospective disruptive action, including violence.

    Source: CHANNEL BTQ BRISBANE

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE06W5JGWU3GL8WUSYKIJ5NX1F
    Media URN:
    VLVAE06W5JGWU3GL8WUSYKIJ5NX1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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