4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
Uphill battle to achieve "gay panic" law reform
Under current Queensland law, unwanted homosexual advances can be used as a partial provocation defence to homicide, and has been used in cases as recent as 2011 to reduce convictions of murder to manslaughter.
Catholic Father Paul Kelly began his petition against the provocation laws in 2008, and has since re-newed his campaign.
This follows the Attorney General's announcement last week regarding the government abandonment of any plans to make changes to the law.
Father Kelly's petition has now recived over 170,000 signatures and can be accessed online at change.org.