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.
Brisbane City Cats have On-board and Overboard Incidents
Documents obtained through ‘Right to Information’ legislation show staff have complained about their safety while working on the City Cats.
On one occasion, the ‘Baneraba’ was badly damaged after it lost power and collided with the Apollo Road terminal at Bulimba.
There have also been damage to passengers’ property and isolated instances of drunken passengers.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said council was committed to improving the safety for both customers and crew. “The safety of passengers on city cats is a paramount,” he said. “There’s a constant retraining of city cat masters and the staff on board.”