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.
Government's emissions reduction fund off to a shaky start
Industry polluters made bids on the $2.5 billion fund by committing how much they will reduce emissions by and then setting a price per tonne of carbon. The Government awarded contracts to bidders who offer to reduce carbon at the cheapest price.
However analysts who established the model have admitted they cannot see the scheme working.
The Direct Action auctions are part of Australia’s efforts to reduce Australia’s emissions by 5% of the year 2000 levels.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt is on leave for the for the launch of the Emissions Reduction effort.