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.
The Kafue river was heavily polluted and is the third largest tributary to the Zambezi in Zambia (above). Source: WikiCommons
Adani head tied to Zambian river poisoning
The Chief Executive of the Australian arm of Adani has been linked to a mining pollution case in Africa, prompting renewed questions about the company’s suitability to run the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
A report by Environmental Justice Australia reveals Jeyakumar Janakaraj held senior roles at a mining company which pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the poisoning of a river in Zambia, before taking up his role heading Adani’s Australian operations.
Women who are victims of domestic violence in Papua New Guinea are going unprotected by the government, neglecting their need for safety and subsequently forcing them into staying with abusive partners. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Katter MP voices support for air rifles
Katter Party federal MP, Shane Knuth, has called for air rifles to be exempt from gun laws to help tackle pests such as cane toads and myna birds.
The proposed firearm policy would relax various laws regarding gun ownership, and is also set to include the re-establishment of duck hunting season, a wild venison industry, and the exportation of wild game products.
Mr Katter says he does not expect the firearm policy to receive any support from major parties.
Amnesty International have produced a report detailing official complicity with people smugglers and neglience of asylum seekers. Spokesperson from Amnesty Australia, Stephanie Cousins, explains how the report and collected evidence will be used in the groups call for a royal commission.
Tasmanian doctors warn taxing health services could deter the people who need medical attention most. [image: Public Domain]
QLD Gov to allow more dredging at Cairns Port
The Queensland government has paved the way for capital dredging at the Cairns Port, despite it still not being labelled a "priority port".
State Development Minister Anthony Lynham announced Labor's plan to amend the Sustainable Ports Development Bill. The changes will allow Ports North to dredge up to 50,000 cubic metres of material per project, which adds up to a total of 150,000 cubic metres in a four-year period.