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.
New alarms testing the waters for whales
The alarm, commonly called a pinger, sends out a low frequency beep that is audible to whales who travel along the coast during their annual migration.
Research leader, Rob Harcourt, said that “stopping entanglement is much more important for conservation than stopping whaling," as it was one of the top causes of whale mortality worldwide.