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.
NSW trade hall on UNESCO shortlist
The building dates back to the 1890s and is one of three Australian union buildings on the shortlist for a new UNESCO list celebrating the international labour movement.
The Broken Hill building is already on the national heritage list, and supporters are hopeful this will add to the building’s chances.
The other two Australian candidates for the list are union halls in Sydney and Melbourne.