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".
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.