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.
Human Rights chief defends policy
Coalition spokesman Scott Morrison says the current treaty gives aid to comfort people smugglers who are taking advantage of the current system.
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Catherine Branson, QC, says a lot of laws have been written around the policy and evidence still stands to show the treaty is working.