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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32-year-old man faces court over several firearm and explosive offences
A 32-year-old man has been charged with several firearm and explosive offences after being extradited from New South Wales to Queensland.
Police were called to a home in Pullenvale in August 2014, where the explosives were found.
The man is expected to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.
Refugee Action Group yarn-bombs Peter Dutton's electoral office
Refugee action group, Mums 4 Refugees Brisbane, yarn-bombed Immigration and Border Protection Minister, Peter Dutton’s, Electoral office in Strathpine last night in support of the Let Them Stay campaign.
The group covered the outside of Mr Dutton’s office with hearts and personalised messages to encourage him to show compassion to the 267 refugees currently at risk of deportation.
Convener of the refugee action group, Lesley Bauer says the group is calling on all politicians to end the cruel treatment of men, women and children and close all offshore processing centers.
Community takes action to preserve ecosystems and sacred sites from coal exports
Members of the community have taken action this morning to interrupt coal exports from Whitehaven's Maules Creek mine.
In a stand to preserve remaining ecosystems & Aboriginal Sacred Sites, one woman has occupied a coal line, stopping trains from entering the coal export terminal at Kooragang Island in Newcastle.
Front Line Action on Coal says the coal industry and the Maules creek mine are detrimental to the environment, the Aboriginal cultural heritage, native wildlife, water resources & community health.
University of Sydney adds mathematics to 62 degrees to halt plummeting numeracy standards
The University of Sydney released a list of 62 degrees that will require 2-unit hsc mathematics to be a prerequisite for entry.
The list includes, science, engineering, psychology, law and commerce degrees.
The change is a part of Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s 10-year plan to make maths compulsory, to halt Australia’s plummeting numeracy standards.
Prominent environmentalist shot dead in home
Sikhosiphi Rhadebe, a prominent environmentalist in South Africa has been shot dead in his home, according to local media.
Mr Rha-debe was chairman of the Amad-iba Crisis Committee and a significant opponent of the Zolo-beni mineral sands mine, owned by Perth-based company Mineral Commodities.
Mineral Commodities' executive chairman Mark Caruso says the company is not implicated in any form whatsoever in this incident.
Second attacker suspected of Brussels metro bombings
A second attacker is suspected to have taken part in the Maelbeek Metro Station attack in Brussels, according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF and French Newspaper Le Monde.
RTBF and Le Monde report that the suspect was filmed by surveillance cameras in the Brussels metro on Tuesday carrying a large bag alongside Khalid El Bakraoui, who was also identified as a suicide bomber.
It is not clear whether the second suspect was killed in the attack.