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.
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.