Around 1998 4ZZZ, 4MBS, and Family Radio started broadcasting from the one installation at Mt Coot-tha. Prior to this 4MBS and Family Radio had merely leased land beside 4ZZZ but then Brisbane City Council decided that having three transmission towers and huts in the one place was an eyesore and encouraged the three radio stations to share facilities. This resulted in the three radio stations developing a company called Broadcasting Park to negotiate with the Council. This company consisted of three shares, one owned by each member station.
NSW government declines to support pokie reforms
The inquiry was called for by Christian Democrat senator Fred Nile as a concession to his support of James Packer opening a casino at Barangaroo on Sydney Harbour. But the LNP government has announced it will not be supporting any of the inquiry’s recommendations.
Greens MP John Kaye, an inquiry member, criticised the inquiry, saying that the reforms rejected by the government had already been watered down at every stage of the process. Mr Kaye pointed to an October 2014 Memorandum of Understanding between Clubs NSW and the LNP prohibiting the government from making any changes to existing gaming machine laws.