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.
Japan's whaling justification labelled inadequate
Japan submitted a revised whaling plan to the commission, stating 330 Minke whales should be killed annually for the next 12 years for scientific purposes.
The expert panel found no scientific justification for continuing lethal research whaling in the Southern Ocean and encouraged non-lethal means of examining whale populations.