Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
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.