4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
Consequences of climate change released in booklet
The Australian Academy of Science launched the booklet titled “Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers”.
Academy president Professor Andrew Holmes said the booklet is designed to change public perception regarding climate change and to reiterate the real dangers of man-made climate change.