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Fight for school safety zone

Posted by: Candice Marshall | Candice Marshall 26 May, 2014 - 3:20 PM
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4BC Afternoons: Parents at Dutton Park State School are campaigning for a 40km/h school zone on Annerley Road.

Dutton Park State School P&C’s David Shankey is leading the campaign.

David told Michael and Clare the P&C have been requesting this for the last seven years but it became a priority when they saw that a neighbouring school on a similarly busy road has a school zone outside their school.


The road is used by trucks and commuters but kids do still love to walk and ride to school… it can be a pretty scary experience.

This case has raised the question: Should all schools automatically be surrounded by 40km/hr zones?

“It’s really something that the local council and the minister for transport really have to get together and agree on,” David said.

Brisbane City Councillor Helen Abrahams doesn’t understand why it is taking so long to get a result.

“I take my hat off [to David] for being an active parent. It requires council and the state government to work together for the safety of our children. And that really shouldn't be too hard.”


My feeling is, Lord Mayor, you really need to agree to this, work with this school community and make it as safe as possible for those children.

Cr Abrahams explained the state government introduced the school safety zones and have completed an audit of how successful they have been.

“That audit hasn’t been released and it seems as though until that is released this school will have to wait for their safety zone.”



LISTEN:Should all schools have safety zones?

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Wicked star Jemma Rix

Posted by: Candice Marshall | Candice Marshall 26 May, 2014 - 1:50 PM
Australian performer Jemma Rix with 4BC's Michael Price and Clare Blake

4BC Afternoons: The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster ‘Wicked’ is coming to Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre in February next year.

Reprising the pivotal role of Elphaba, is the talented Jemma Rix.

The Australian performer told Michael and Clare that her ‘evil’ character is greatly misunderstood. 

“There are so many things that happen in The Wizard of Oz that you go ‘that really doesn’t make sense’ or ‘i don’t understand what happened before that.’ What Wicked tells you is that Elpha is quite a normal person and it’s just the fact that she has green skin… because of that she is judged and tormented… there’s a lot of backstory of a lot of hurt.”

So I don't have to be too ugly as such but she definitely gets that wicked character throughout the show but she is essentially a very good person.

Over 40 million people have been to see Wicked worldwide and it has made billions of dollars.

Jemma believes the secret to the show’s success is that although it is based in fantasy, the storyline is relatable.  

Even though its in the land of OZ it is all things that we can relate to.

The show is also visually appealing with no expense spared on  lighting, smoke, costumes, and stage production.  

“Änd on top of it all you’ve got the beautiful music and that, for me, I am really grateful to be able to sing that music every night.”


LISTEN: Australian performer Jemma Rix

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Cyber Hitch Hiking

Posted by: Alex Chamberlain | Alex Chamberlain 20 January, 2014 - 3:47 PM

4BC Afternoons: Hitchhiking has been almost completely eradicated in Australia. An online ride sharing site is picking up the slack, coseats.com has about 25,000 users and growing. Michael and Kim chat to the founder of the website

Adopting a fresh approach

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 19 December, 2013 - 5:31 PM

4BC Afternoons: National Adoption Awareness Week was launched in 2009 and in a major announcement this morning Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his aim to make it much easier Australian couples to adopt children from overseas. Deborra-Lee Furness joined the Prime Minister for the announcement which marked years of hard work from adoption advocates.

Matt Preston on Afternoons

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 19 December, 2013 - 5:24 PM
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4BC Afternoons: It's that time of year when most of us spend some quality time with family and friends and indulge in some delicious food over the festive break. Whether it’s turkey, Christmas pudding or an assortment of seafood, the food options on offer are endless. However creating something that will tantalise your taste buds can cause a lot of people stress?

So what is the recipe to making a winning Christmas lunch this year?  Well to find out we thought we would have a chat to a celebrity chef to find out what dishes you should create this Christmas Day.