Daily Archives: December 16, 2018


Tales of corrupt times past

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Queensland political activist relives the 1970-80s Book Review: Iraqi Icicle and The Second Father WITH the current surge of audiobooks here are two unlikely bedfellows in popular writing. Both books are set in Brisbane during the bad years of the Bjelke-Petersen … Continue reading


Mandela: long walk to freedom

Recently I visited an exhibition at Melbourne’s Museum of the struggle against apartheid through the eyes of Nelson Mandela. For those that can’t see the exhibit see below for some of the images I saw. Contrary to the slogan ‘Victory … Continue reading


4ZZZ remembers eviction from University

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Steven Stockwell explained how he became involved in the station. Even though still a school student he was struck by the harsh racist policies of the Queensland Government used repeated baton charges by Queensland police against anti-apartheid activists at the Tower Mill motel in July 1971. In 1973, as a young journalism student, Stockwell joined a media committee of the University of Queensland Student Union. It was this committee set up by Jim Beatson that helped steer the union support for an fm radio licence. In December 1975 radio station 4ZZ in 1975 went to air (another Z was added later). Continue reading