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.
Advocates call for more action on Closing the Gap
Researcher Gerry Georgatos says Closing the Gap indicators are misleading, and in reality the divide has widened, and continues to do so.
He warns that unless real change is implemented, by 2020 the gap will have “entrenched catastrophic impacts”.
Australia has the widest divide between its First Peoples and the rest of the population throughout the globe.