Australian censorship authorities ban newspapers containing war news (?).
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Titles read: 'CITY WITHOUT NEWSPAPERS'.
M/S of Australian newspapers being thrown onto a pile - The Sunday Telegraph, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph and so on. M/S of sign reading 'No Sunday Telegraph - Censored'. Commentator explains that several newspapers in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide were withheld by censorship authorities.
Several shots of long lines of students marching through Sydney to protest against the censoring of the newspapers. They gather round the Victory Loan rostrum in Martin Place. State police amongst crowd. Police stand outside buildings. Newspapers containing "prohibited matter" are thrown from the Sun building to people below. L/S of news boys with sacks of newspapers on their shoulders running along a street. Police dispersing crowds. Daily Mirror van driving off; news boys selling papers to people in streets. Headlines seem to be about 'Allied Aerial Troops in New Burma Landings'.
M/S of Sydney Morning Herald newspapers with headlines about censorship authorities suppressing Sunday Telegraph and censorship powers being reviewed. Headline from Daily Mirror reads 'Commonwealth Bans Two Morning Papers - Nearly All Seized'. M/S of man in bowler hat reading newspaper.