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.
Unions mark Workers' Memorial Day
Last year 32 people died at their workplaces in Queensland and 185 nationally. So far this year 48 Australians have died at work.
Queensland Council of Unions called for changes to laws that require 24 hours’ notice before unions can enter a workplace to inspect a safety breach. In South Australia, Greens senator Tammy Franks will introduce a bill to parliament seeking to create a new offence of “industrial manslaughter” for cases of reckless negligence by employers.