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.
Captain arrested for sailing coal ship through Reef without pilot
It is alleged the carrier left Mackay on New Years Day and sailed through the Great Barrier Reef without a pilot as required by Australian law.
The captain was arrested in Newcastle on Saturday and will face court later today.
If found guilty, the captain of the ship could face a maximum fine of $85 000.
In 2010, a Chinese coal carrier ran aground on the reef causing a three kilometre long scar in and around the Douglas Shoal.