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".
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Queensland parents embrace new tech
New research shows Queensland parents are embracing new technology and online learning to help better prepare their children for the digital future.
The NBN Digital Parenting Report shows that more that 76 per cent of parents recognise the need to harness the internet for education in the home.
The report also found that parents are using online learning as a way to view the content their child is being taught.
Palmer playing in the shadows
Clive Palmer could be held personally liable if he is found to have operated Queensland Nickel as “shadow director” while the company was insolvent.
Mr Palmer has dismissed accusations he has secretly been running the company, maintaining he retired from the company when he entered politics back in 2013.
Mr Palmer admits he remained a part of an expenditure committee for Queensland Nickel, however corporate law Professor Ian Ramsay says if Palmer is found to have been acting in the capacity of a director, the implications could be significant.
New national approach to dementia
Earlier this week the Australian Government announced a new national approach to programmes and services supporting people with dementia and their carer’s.
Minister for Ages care, Sussan Ley says the restructure comes after last year’s findings in ‘Analysis of Dementia Programmes’ report which highlighted the areas which needed improvement.
Ms Ley says the new programme will deliver a streamlined dementia education programme, consolidate the ‘Dementia Training Study Centres and the Dementia Care Essentials programmes’ and provide a single national provider to deliver the ‘Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service’.
New Australian of the Year vows to continue work of predecessor
New Australian of the Year and Former chief of Amry David Morris has vowed to continue the work of his predecessor Rosie Batty in tackling the issue of domestic violence.
The former Lieutenant General was given the award for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
Mr Morris says that his predecessor Rosie Batty has set a benchmark for her previous work, and he hopes to use his year to promote workplace equality.
Indonesian government using Sydney serve for surveillance program
FinFisher, a notorious spyware program used to infect mobile devices and computers, has been found in a Sydney data centre.
A group of technology researchers claim an Indonesian government agency is using a proxy server to shield the identity of the real user.
The spyware program in question, developed by Munich-based FinFisher Gamma Group, is sold exclusively to government agencies as a way to identify and locate serious criminals.
Syria most disastrous humanitarian situation in the 21st century
Representatives from the United Nation’s major agencies in Damascus have labelled Syria as the most disastrous humanitarian situation of this century.
During a special briefing in Geneva, officials pleaded for the organisations to be given access to over 450,000 Syrians struggling in besieged areas throughout the country.
Chiefs of the UN’s humanitarian agencies in Syria demanded all parties end the starving of civilians and stop attacks on schools, hospitals and homes.