4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
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.