Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
Queenslanders could face higher taxi fares and long waiting times if Uber is made illegal (Source: Flickr)
Brisbane's heritage trading scheme allows developers to build bigger
A controversial high-rise development in the Brisbane CBD will go ahead, despite it not conforming to the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan.
The heritage-listed National Bank building will allow its owners, The Aria Group, to transfer its development potential to its high rise on Edward street, allowing it to have a footprint larger than the normal 45 per cent for this type of development.
From street theatre to office occupations, superannuation industry conferences to the roof of the Immigration Minister's electoral office, refugee activists in Brisbane and Melbourne have been getting creative in trying to put asylum seeker policies on the election agenda.
4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to people from a variety of refugee actions that have happened in the last week about the value of diversity in refugee protests.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton faces backlash after calling refugees illiterate (source: wikimedia)
DV awareness campaign
A police station in Toowoomba has launched a new domestic violence awareness campaign, addressing the stigma that comes with reporting the crimes.
Acting Sergeant Susan Forte said when someone reports domestic and family violence crimes they will always be listened to, and the station also offers advice for people trapped in a domestic violence situation.
Figures suggest only 36 per cent of crimes relating to family and domestic violence are reported to police.
Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a groundbreaking Scanning Helium Microscope, which could be a game-changer for new discoveries. (Source: Pixabay)
NSW scientists develop groundbreaking microscope
Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a groundbreaking Scanning Helium Microscope, which could be a game-changer for new discoveries.
Rather than light, the microscope uses helium as a source to examine samples in their true state.
University of Newcastle researcher Professor Paul Dastoor says the microscope will allow researchers to examine many surfaces for the first time ever, which could lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the future.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has ruled out an appeal in the case of a refugee who was denied an abortion in Papua New Guinea by the Federal Court. (Source: flickr)
Gay panic defense to be amended
Queensland legislation allowing perpetrators to use the homosexual advances of victims as a partial defence to murder it set to be amended after a statement by Attorney General Yvette D’arth.
Maryboroughs’ St. Mary’s Catholic Church priest Paul Kelly, who started an online petition signed by over 240 thousand people demanding the repeal of the defence, said he is concerned by the leisurely pace of change.