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COMMUNICATIONS—COMMUNITY RADIO STATION 4ZZZ-FM—35TH ANNIVERSARY

Senator Moore, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 163—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 8 December 2010 was the 35th anniversary of the first official broadcast of community radio station 4ZZZ-FM from studios at the University of Queensland,

  (ii) 4ZZZ was the first FM stereo radio station in Queensland, the first community broadcaster in Australia with journalists accredited by the then Australian Journalists Association and the first mass-audience format community broadcaster in Australia, and


  (iii) 4ZZZ has provided, and continues to provide, an important means of exposure for many Brisbane musicians and artists and an important independent local outlet for information and news;

 (b) congratulates all those involved in establishing and maintaining this pioneering community-based radio station now broadcasting from studios in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane; and

 (c) expresses support for the ongoing development of community broadcasting in Australia as an important component in ensuring the community has access to a diverse and adequate range of information and entertainment.

Question put and passed.