On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
NGOs press for comprehensive Arms Trade Treaty
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Negotiations are currently under way at the United Nations on the scope and detail of a global Arms Trade Treaty.
Activists hope for a comprehensive treaty that covers all classes of weapons from small arms such as handguns up to large weaponry such as tanks and warships, including any enabling parts such as ammunition.
Countries such as the United States baulk at the idea of "shall not" language being included in the treaty, instead opting for a more voluntary system.
Others, such as Egypt have resisted including ammunition in the treaty.
A couple of months ago Brisbane Line brought you a story about the proposed treaty.
Ben Murphy once again spoke to Brisbane Line reporter Steven Riggall about the issue.