Victorian State Election Wrap-Up

Over the weekend, the Labor party secured a third consecutive term of government in Victoria, keeping the liberal party in opposition. The result revealed a number of insights about the Victorian electorate and its attitudes to the Andrews government after a record-setting lockdown and other divisive decisions. 4ZZZ journalist Samuel O'Brien spoke with Ben Raue from The Tally Room and election analyst Kevin Bonham about the results, key issues and wider impacts.

Victorian State Election Wrap-Up

Over the weekend, the Labor party secured a third consecutive term of government in Victoria, keeping the liberal party in opposition. The result revealed a number of insights about the Victorian electorate and its attitudes to the Andrews government after a record-setting lockdown and other divisive decisions. 4ZZZ journalist Samuel O'Brien spoke with Ben Raue from The Tally Room and election analyst Kevin Bonham about the results, key issues and wider impacts.

Environment

Raising the awareness of asbestos dangers in gardening and reno

Most of us know asbestos is dangerous, however do you know how to tell if you have asbestos in your home or buried in your yard? Can you safely dispose of it yourself when doing a reno? Are you aware of how dangerous it really is to your health?

4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin chatted with Cherie Barber, Australia’s Renovation Queen and Ambassador for the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign to chat about... how to manage asbestos safely when renovating or gardening.

Queensland Politics, Brisbane City Council Politics, Federal Politics, Activism, Woolloongabba

East Brisbane State School's Uncertain Future

In preparation for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics, the state Government has announced a complete refit of The Gabba Stadium in Woolloongabba. 4ZZZ journalist Joshua McIntosh spoke to community members and experts about the proposal to gain insight into what it might mean for the area.

Education

Does NAPLAN Tick The Boxes?

With The National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy also known as Naplan releasing test scores late last month, we now have an up-to-date look at where the nation’s students are standing. However, the results land at a time when standardised testing has been criticised for creating a heavy workload for students and forcing teachers into tight curriculums. In order to discuss this year’s results and to see the state of  NAPLAN today, 4ZZZ journalist Harrison Pedersen sat down with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority CEO David de Carvalho

Arts

Hit Song Secrets Unveiled

Ever wanted to know what’s the secret recipe for writing a hit song? Is it about making something catchy or maybe its something in the lyrics? 4ZZZ’s intrepid reporter, Anita Diamond interviews Dr Amanda Krause, who conducted a recent study revealing what may be the hidden secrets behind hit songs.

Aboriginal Affairs

'The New Front Line': North Stradbroke Island's Red Black and Yellow Shop

North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is a popular and accessible holiday destination for residents of Southeast Queensland that boasts a rich and connected past. With its strong local Quandamooka cultures, the island hosts a number of artists as well as a number of promising future commercial prospects for local business owners that could bring Brisbane residents closer to First Nations' cultures. 4ZZZ Journalist Catherine Strohfeldt and Hannah Kennelly report.

Animals

Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome - What is it and what can you do?

Our Rainbow Lorikeets are colourful boisterous birds full of personality, however recently have you noticed some listless birds that donʻt want to fly?

4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin chatted with Claude Lacasse a veterinarian at Qld RSPCA about Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome affecting Southeast Queensland

Protests, Human Rights

Apple: Picky?

Apple is world-renowned as one of the largest and wealthiest companies in the world, with nearly one billion dollars of net income made in the last year alone. Though despite this their employees often find themselves lacking the same working rights enjoyed by other workers. Recently, 4ZZZ journalist Mack Prentis visited the first-ever coordinated retail industrial action against Apple in the world, as employees demand their working rights be brought up to Australian standards.

Protests

University Workers Pressure Employers With Joint Strike Action

The other week, workers from UQ, QUT, Griffith University, JCU and CQU joined forces in King George Square as a part of their continuing strike action after initial negotiations failed to yield a positive result. 4ZZZ journalist Samuel O'Brien spoke to representatives from the National Tertiary Education Union about the impacts that this has on the university sector.

Protests

The Land Forces Expo: A Look Back at a Controversial Convention

It's been a month since the Land Forces expo was hosted in Brisbane. Despite time passing, the event is still shrouded in mystery with the state government not yet disclosing how much they spent on securing the expo. Additionally, Brisbane protest groups have targeted the expo for its attempts to further militarize Queensland. 4ZZZ journalist Harrison Pedersen reports. 

 

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