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.
Australian Mammal Extinctions Blamed On Cats And Foxes
A study published last Monday shows that more than 10 percent of our land mammal species have been wiped out since European settlement.
This is an extraordinary extinction rate and has long been a source of puzzlement as our sparsely human populated country should be a safe-haven for animals.
Most extinctions are generally blamed on humans who have overhunted the animals or destroyed their habitat.
"We knew it was bad, but I think our tallies were much worse than previously thought," said one of the study's authors, from Australia's Charles Darwin University.
"We need to be better stewards so that we can share these wonderful animals with our children and grandchildren."